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The General Assembly wrapped up its final week with a flurry of legislation. A Sine Die resolution allows them to come back in June to complete specific pieces of legislation. Through much debate and maneuvering, the provisions of the user fee bill S. 984 will continue to be debated during the sine die period. The House of Representatives also saw additional changes in leadership roles this week. Rep. Murrell Smith assumed his position as Speaker of the House. Rep. Davey Hiott was elected as... Read more


Next week is the final week of the session. In the scramble to get legislation passed, many bills close to passage have been amended with provisions of other bills. A sine die resolution outlining bills and matters that can be taken up after 5:00 pm next Thursday has not been introduced. If a sine die resolution is not introduced and passed, all bills not enrolled for ratification by 5:00 pm next Thursday are dead and will have to be refiled for the 2023 legislative session. The user fee bill S. 984 is now on the House contested calendar. With only three legislative days left, time is

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Final Call for Entries for the SCAC Awards Competition - Deadline is Friday, May 6.

For 50 years, SCAC has recognized innovative and impactful projects submitted by South Carolina’s counties for the J. Mitchell Graham/Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Awards Competition. The Association is currently accepting applications for the 2022 Awards Competition, and we look forward to learning about this year’s projects and innovations!

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With three weeks left in the session, the General Assembly is working furiously to get several pieces of legislation passed. The House debated several bills including H. 4568, a bill dealing with chemically induced abortions, while the Senate spent the week working on the budget. S. 984 (The User Fee Bill) was voted out of Ways and Means... Read more

The South Carolina Associate of Counties has launched an updated online Planning and Zoning Orientation course that consists of four modules. Each module lasts approximately one and a half hours. Officials who complete all four modules will earn six hours of orientation training credit approved by the SC Planning Education Advisory Committee.

Planning and zoning officials in South Carolina are required by state law to complete a minimum of six hours of orientation training within one year of appointment or hiring. Thereafter, a minimum of three hours of continuing education training... Read more