The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently sent two Key Vote letters to members of the South Carolina Senate, expressing its support for bills on employee benefits and the superintendent of education.
The first bill, S.218, would prevent political subdivisions within South Carolina from mandating that private businesses must provide employee benefits including paid sick leave, disability or death benefits, paid time off, retirement plans and profit-sharing plans.
"Employers should have the ability to determine their benefits packages independently of restrictions by political subdivisions," the letter said.
The other bills are S.27 and S.137, giving the governor authority to appoint the Superintendent of Education with input and consent from the Senate. The Chamber's letter on these bills states that the governor should ultimately be held responsible for the state's school system and the actions of the state superintendent.
The South Carolina Chamber will track votes in its Legislative Scorecard, as it does every year.