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Tobacco Stamp Update

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Tobacco Stamp Update SCACS Members,  A quick update on where we stand with the tobacco stamp extension legislation. We received language from the Attorney General’s office that all of the stakeholders have agreed to, regarding the extension language for the joint resolution (see attached).  Senator Alexander filed a Joint Resolution (S.398) that is tentatively scheduled for…

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State House News: January 7th – 11th

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January 11, 2019 The 123rd session of the South Carolina Legislature began on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, starting the first year of the two year 2019-20 legislative session. The inauguration for Gov. Henry McMaster (R) was held on Wednesday, as he celebrated his first election as governor of the state. Gov. McMaster’s speech focused on education, specifically investment in…

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Attention Myrtle Beach Retailers – Boulevard Ban In Myrtle Beach SC Riles Owners

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Attention Myrtle Beach Retailers – Message from our SCACS Lobbyist, Robert Adams: All, Please see the recently posted article on Fits News.  The proposed Myrtle Beach ordinance that would prohibit, among other things, the retail merchandising of tobacco, tobacco products, e-cigarettes, etc. in the “Ocean Boulevard Entertainment Overlay District”. Fred Allen, Reynolds lobbyist, and I met…

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2017 Legislative Session Year-end Report

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2017 Legislative Session Year-end Report The South Carolina Legislature adjourned sine die on May 11 for the 2017 session year, the first year of a two-year session.  The session was marked by a changing of the guard in the Governor’s office with newly installed Republican Governor Henry McMaster replacing outgoing GOP Governor Nikki Haley, who resigned to become…

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State House News: June 19th – 23rd  

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State House News: June 19th – 23rd   June 23, 2017 On June 20, former state representative Ralph Norman (R-York) defeated Archie Parnell (D-Rock Hill) in the special congressional election to fill the state’s vacant U.S. House seat. Norman will serve the remainder of former representative Mick Mulvaney’s term, who resigned to lead the Office of Management and Budget after an…

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