March 17, 2017
SCADA Has a Productive and Successful Week
SCADA Successfully Lobbies Full Senate Finance Committee on Sales Tax Cap
SCADA is proud to announce that we successfully lobbied the full Senate Finance Committee to lower the sales tax cap back down to $600 in the highway funding bill. Last week, a Senate Finance Subcommittee adopted a provision raising the sales tax cap to $700. SCADA argued vehemently against increasing the sales tax cap and reminded Senators of our agreement last year on highway funding to not increase the cap beyond $600. The full Senate Finance Committee met on Tuesday morning and agreed they did not want to field tons of calls from Dealers back home. They then voted unanimously to place the sales tax cap at $600. SCADA is appreciative of Senator Paul Campbell/Berkeley and Senator Vincent Sheheen/Kershaw who led the way. The highway funding bill now heads to the senate floor where a massive prolonged debate is anticipated.
SCADA Works to Get Loaner Car Bill Moving
This week SCADA worked the Senate Transportation Subcommittee members to get our bill, S. 488 out of the subcommittee. Then, on Wednesday of this week, the full Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to pass the bill out of committee. SCADA allowed and drafted an amendment to help ease the bill through the committee process. The amendment did not adversely affect Dealers. The bill is now on the Senate floor for second reading. A copy of the amended bill may be viewed HERE Now that the bill is on the senate floor, we need Dealers to call Senators and ask for passage of S. 488. A list of senators that need to be contacted can be found HERE. The following Senators are already Sponsors and do not need to be contacted – Grooms, Johnson, Campbell, Campsen, Peeler and Climer.
SCADA Hosted Two Advertising Law Seminars Across The State
Monday of this week took SCADA to Greenville for the first in the series of our Advertising Law seminar. Twenty-eight attendees learned valuable information about off-site display, internet pricing, closing fees and general advertising laws. On Thursday we headed to Charleston for the same seminar where 33 attendees joined us. We appreciate our co-host, Kelly Rainsford from the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) for her part in the presentation. You may view her electronic presentation HERE. We hope to host a third advertising law seminar in Columbia this spring once we have a date determined by SCDCA.