Monday, January 20, 2014

Join SC Builders PAC

Your campaign dollars make a difference for home building in South Carolina. It's never too late to make a difference.

What HBA of South Carolina advocacy does for you:
  • STOPPED the passage of the Fire Sprinkler bill, which would have mandated the installation of fire sprinklers in all new homes built beginning in 2011.
    POTENTIAL SAVINGS: More than $100 million annually.
  • PASSED the Permit Extension bill, which prevents the wholesale abandonment of already-approved projects by extending the term of the permits for a set period of time as the economy improves.
    POTENTIAL SAVINGS: $15 million
  • PASSED a bill that reversed the S.C. Supreme Court’s ruling on Crossman v. Harleysville Mutual and protects builders from faulty construction claims and provides stability with insurance coverage.
    POTENTIAL SAVINGS: $100 million annually.

  • Advocated the adoption of a bill that addressed the significant increase in unemployment insurance premiums. The bill reduced the insurance premium to all employers by 25%.
    POTENTIAL SAVINGS: More than $15 million annually.

To a large extent, the climate for the home building industry is determined by state and local political decisions. Joining the SC Builders PAC means you have a hand in who is elected to office and the legislation that will affect your bottom line. Your voice will be heard and you can make a difference! You do not have to be knowledgeable in politics to become a member. If you are concerned about the future of the home building industry in your community and in South Carolina, then you should join the SC Builders PAC.

For more information and/or to join SC Builders PAC, visit or contact your HBA of Greenville office at (864) 254-0133.

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