Today’s vote means the roads bill is one step closer to becoming law.
Last Friday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate approved a groundbreaking compromise on the roads bill. The Conference Report would provide over $600 million in recurring, dedicated funds for road repair and maintenance at full implementation (2023).
The report includes three main elements: critically needed funding, added accountability through DOT reform, and tax reductions for South Carolinians.
The Senate voted 32-12 to approve the Conference Report. We commend the Senate for their action to secure safer, more efficient roads in South Carolina.
The conference report faces further approval from the House before being sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature. The House understands the need to pass the roads bill, having passed their version of the bill by an overwhelming majority in March.
Tell your lawmaker today thank you for standing up for safer roads and tell Governor McMaster to do the right thing and sign the bill into law.