The $1.9 trillion emergency relief bill provides $65.1 billion to municipal governments to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, offset revenue losses, bolster economic recovery and provide premium pay for essential workers.
The updated model employee handbook for SC municipalities is now available.
House and Senate members continue to hold subcommittee meetings during this legislative offseason, debating everything from redistricting to the American Rescue Plan funding allocations. Legislators plan to return to Columbia before the start of the 2022 session in January to allocate the state's American Rescue Plan dollars and the Savannah River Site settlement funds, and to adopt redistricting plans.
Cities and towns must also update their license ordinance to comply with the new law, effective January 1, 2022.
The Municipal Association of South Carolina Annual Meeting gives municipal leaders an opportunity to come together and learn in a focused environment about issues, solutions and opportunities facing South Carolina cities and towns.
The Municipal Association of SC developed a seven-step process to simplify the standardization process that must be underway now if a city or town is to meet the compliance deadline at the end of this year.