I am sometimes asked about the South Carolina chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the Legislative Action Committee. First, to make it easier, we usually refer to it as the “SC-LAC.”
The SC-LAC is a diverse group of homeowner leaders, community managers, and business partners who work hard to protect and advance association communities and their interests at the state legislative level in Columbia.
Each legislative session there are bills proposed that impact the functioning, operation, and well-being of community associations and their business partners. In the most recent legislative session, the SC-LAC provided testimony at hearings related to condominium structural safety. As a result, the SC-LAC has been invited to participate in further discussions and contributions for potential legislation that will be proposed in coming years.
The SC-LAC was also directly involved in providing key insights and changes to H4049 to make it more beneficial and workable for all community associations. That bill was signed into law on May 19, 2023, and now makes it possible for most community associations and other nonprofits in South Carolina to hold virtual membership meetings.
And, during each legislative session the SC-LAC fights to prevent harmful bills from becoming law. In my current role as the chair of the SC-LAC, I’ve seen a number of proposed bills that could have detrimental impacts on community associations. It is through the efforts of the SC-LAC that these bills are impacted.
The SC-LAC operates primarily from donations, and can always use help to continue its efforts in supporting beneficial legislation and opposing detrimental legislation. Click here to learn more about the SC-LAC and CAI.
If you are interested in donating, the link below will take you to the CAI website. Once there, you would just need to click a couple of boxes to select a (1) one-time vs monthly payment, (2) amount, and (3) select South Carolina from the dropdown menu.
Here is the link: