As part of SCACPA’s dedication to Advocacy on behalf of the CPA Profession, here is your weekly update of actions being taken during the 124th Legislative Session, prepared in cooperation with our lobbying partner, Copper Dome Strategies.
Friday, June 11, 2021
The House of Representatives adopted its revised version of the state budget on Wednesday and the Senate quickly non-concurred setting up a Conference Committee to resolve the differences between the two versions.
Both chambers adopted a Conference Report relating to the future of state-owned utility Santee Cooper.
Gov. Henry McMaster announced a new workforce training initiative between the SC Technical College System and the SC Department of Employment and Workforce.
McMaster also announced Monday he has allowed the state of emergency in South Carolina to expire, formally ending the heightened state in place since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The order had been in effect for 451 days and was used to close schools, restrict restaurant capacity, limit nursing home visits, utilize the National Guard and more. McMaster first issued a state of emergency on March 13, 2020, as the state and nation began locking down as the virus started spreading nationally. Over the past few months, McMaster has largely rolled back all pandemic restrictions.
All federal pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs will be terminated statewide effective June 30. The termination is due to an unprecedented workforce shortage, including those in the hospitality, tourism, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. For more details, click here.
COVID Vaccination Reminder: All South Carolinians aged 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Online appointments can now be made at scdhec.gov/vaxlocator. For more information from DHEC on the virus, click here. Stay safe!