SC Chamber Statement on Hate Crimes Bill Progress in SC House 

April 7, 2021

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (SC Chamber) President and CEO Bob Morgan today issued the following statement regarding the South Carolina House of Representatives giving 2nd Reading to H.3620, the Hate Crimes Bill:

“This is a huge step forward for South Carolina and will let the world know that our State is not a place that condones crimes motivated by hate. We thank Speaker Lucas for his leadership in moving the bill forward through the process. We also thank House Judiciary Chairman Murphy, House Judiciary Subcommittee Chairman Newton, primary bill sponsor Representative Gilliard, Representative Bernstein, the 40 other bill sponsors, and all of the 79 representatives who voted for the bill today. The SC Chamber looks forward to working with our partners to continue to build momentum and get the bill passed into law this year.”


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