Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HBA Government Affairs Forum will Feature Greenville County Administrator and Assistant Administrator

The next Government Affairs Forum will feature Greenville County Administrator Joe Kernell and Assistant Administrator for Public Works Paula Gucker.
  • What: Government Affairs Forum
  • When: Thursday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: HBA of Greenville Office
  • Speakers: Joe Kernell, Greenville County Administrator, and Paula Gucker, Assistant Administrator for Public Works
  • Sponsorship is Available
  • Continental Breakfast will be Served
The Government Affairs Forum is hosted by the HBA of Greenville Legislative Committee. It provides a forum for HBA members and government officials to meet and discuss public policy issues that affect the Home Building Industry. Any HBA member is invited to attend and participate.

To register for the Government Affairs Forum, click here.

South Carolina House Passes Point of Sale Bill

The South Carolina House on Wednesday approved the "Point of Sale" bill. The vote was close, 64 to 51.

Current law, which was last changed in 2006, requires all homes that are sold to be reassessed immediately. The Point of Sale delays reassessment of existing homes to the next regular reassessment cycle. However, newly constructed homes will still be reassessed when they are sold.

The bill new heads to the Senate for consideration.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Legislature passes legislation that reverses ruling in Crossman Communities v. Harleysville Insurance

UPDATE: Governor Nikki Haley signed S.431, "the Crossman Bill," into law on Tuesday, May 17. The new law is meant to take away the ability of the South Carolina Supreme Court now, and insurers in the future, to read a fortuity requirement into the definition of occurrence in the 1986 CLG policy form.

The South Carolina General Assembly this week gave final approval to legislation that reverses the South Carolina Supreme Court decision in Crossman Communities v. Harleysville Insurance. The decision effectively rendered useless most Home Builders' general liability insurance policies.

Governor Nikki Haley took an active role in brokering a compromise between the insurance and construction industries.

The legislation now heads to the Governor's desk for her signature.

You can read more about the legislation at GSA Business by clicking here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cash in with the Remodeling Outlook Webinar

  • Thursday, May 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT) NAHB Remodelers presents a special webinar: “Remodeling Outlook Webinar”
NAHB will offer a webinar on the outlook for remodeling nationally. This program features experts David Crowe, NAHB chief economist, and Kermit Baker, director of the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, for their presentation of the latest remodeling market forecast.

NAHB’s forecasting information is crucial to planning for any business. Educational opportunities like this help to make businesses more profitable and meet the changing needs of their clients. We hope you’ll join us for this revealing remodeling market webinar.

To register, visit