The sixth annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas South Carolina Hard Hat Day has been scheduled for March 3 in Columbia.
“This event is an opportunity for our members to interact directly with their elected officials in a fun, casual setting surrounded by their peers,” the association says in an announcement. “The legislators know our association well and look forward to this event each year. Even if you don’t know anything about politics or legislation you can still come and learn about the issues we are working on and why they are so important to this industry.”
ABC Carolinas says South Carolina hot topics include:
H. 4145 – Coordinating Council for Workforce Development – The bill establishes a new division within the Department of Commerce called the Coordinating Council for Workforce Development charged with developing a coordinated plan, infrastructure, and a scholarship fund designed to create an effective system fostering workforce education, training, and job placement.
H. 4197 – Employee Injury Benefit Plan Alternative – A bill to create an alternative option for employers to elect to deal with employee injury benefits besides the current South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law. This will be a multi-year undertaking and ABC has not taken a position on this issue yet. We will be discussing the issue with legislators involved with the creation of this bill and gauging whether this would be a positive or a negative development for our industry.