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Date ArticleType
2/27/2018 General
Media Statement Regarding SC Assembly Passage of Auttomatic Stay Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2018

Julie Ellis
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
O: 843-916-7235; C: 843-592-9872
Julie.Ellis@VisitMyrtleBeach.com

MEDIA STATEMENT
In response to the South Carolina Assembly passage of S 105, commonly referred to as the Automatic Stay Bill, a bill that limits the time frame in which infrastructure projects can be delayed by individuals or groups without first properly demonstrating legal grounds or standing, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

"We applaud the passage of S 105 by the South Carolina General Assembly, as changes to the Automatic Stay Law were long overdue. Modernizing this law protects taxpayers, enhances job creation and prevents obstructionists from holding important infrastructure projects hostage. We should never allow vital infrastructure projects like International Drive--a project widely supported by the public--to be held up by organizations that operate only for their self-serving interests. This new law establishes an appropriate balance between protecting our environment and growing our economy - a win-win for our community and businesses.”

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Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Socastee, and Carolina Forest. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.