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2017 Save the Dates

SC Hard Hat Legislative Day
FEBRUARY 21 - Columbia


NC Hard Hat Legislative Day
April 19 - Raleigh


ABC National Legislative Conference
June 20 and 21 - Washington, DC

News from the Legislature
NORTH CAROLINA

Regulatory Reform ABC of the Carolinas will support policies that reduce regulatory measures burdening the construction industry in North Carolina.
  • Oppose any legislation aimed at adding regulatory measures on general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and/or construction industry professionals.
  • Support legislation to limit overreach of regulatory agencies at both the federal and state level.
Joint Employer
  • Promote a common definition amongst state agencies with regards to the “employee” definition.
  • Oppose burdensome interpretations of an “employee” amongst contractors and the employer.

Sales Tax ABC of the Carolinas opposes tax policy that deters business and further economic development.
  • Advance measures to scale back the sales tax changes that went into effect January 1.
  • Oppose further increases on contracting with regards to service, installation, and material.
  • Establish a clear definition of “capital improvements” as defined in current law

Public Construction ABC of the Carolinas supports continued support of transportation and infrastructure in North Carolina.
  • Support funding to invest in capital improvements and state owned/leased property.
  • Advance services of North Carolina firms for state-issued work.
  • Foster a fair and consistent public bidding process on public jobs.

Apprenticeship Funding ABC of the Carolinas supports additional funding for apprenticeship programs in North Carolina.
  • Support policy aimed at investing in the next generation of the trades and the construction industry.
  • Oppose a state budget that reduces the amount of dollars allocated for apprenticeship in North Carolina.
  • Protect the environment that enables the commercial construction industry to further invest in workforce development.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Regulatory Reform ABC of the Carolinas will support policies that reduce regulatory measures burdening the construction industry in South Carolina.
  • Oppose any legislation aimed at adding regulatory measures on general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and/or construction industry professionals.
  • Support legislation to limit overreach of regulatory agencies at both the federal and state level.

Transportation/Infrastructure Improvements ABC of the Carolinas will continue to support increased support for
transportation and infrastructure in South Carolina.


  • Support financially sound legislation aimed at effectively addressing the state road/highway issue in South Carolina.
  • Oppose burdensome tax increases for insufficient projects related to transportation and infrastructure.
  • Support fiscally responsible improvements to the Charleston Harbor that will create jobs and increase economic development across South Carolina.

Apprenticeship Funding | Workforce Development ABC of the Carolinas supports additional funding for apprenticeship and
workforce development programs.


  • Support policy aimed at investing in the next generation of the trades and the construction industry.
  • Oppose a state budget that reduces the amount of dollars allocated for workforce development.
  • Protect the environment that enables the commercial construction industry to further invest in workforce development.
  • Work with legislators and agency officials to properly allocate funds to the construction industry as well as manufacturing.