Government Policy Committee

Chairman:

Risa Prince

Vice-Chairman:

Larry Landry

Mission:

Identify sound government and tax policies that can best serve the long-term interests of our region; and to work with government officials and others to encourage adoption and implementation of these sound policies.

Meeting Schedule/Location:

Third Tuesday of the month, 2:00 pm (Check each month to confirm) /
Currently meeting via Zoom until further notice.

2020 Annual Committee Trip to SC Statehouse – last pre-COVID in person event

Membership:

We invite all GIC members and interested community members to participate

Goals and Strategies:

Advocates for Local, County and State Policy Initiatives:

2018                Beaufort County Infrastructure Sales tax Referendum

2019-2020     Voting Process Improvements in Beaufort County

2020                SC State Hate Crime Legislation

Scope of Work

Voting Process Improvements

  •    Proposed Election Day Enhancements
    • Additional poll workers
    • Improved curbside voting process
  •    New Absentee Voting Location on Hilton Head Island for November 2020 and future elections
    • Developed Budget Estimate for these Improvements
    • Worked with Board of Voter Registration and Elections and Beaufort County Council to secure Funding

SC Hate Crime Law

  • Proposed GIC Resolution of Support to SC Legislators to pass 2020 SC Hate Crime Bill

Accomplishments:

  •  2018 Beaufort County Infrastructure Referendum Approved by Voters
  •  2020 Beaufort County Budget Request Pending Approval as of February 2020
  • 2020 SC Hate Crime Bills introduced in Senate and House with Lowcountry Delegation Leadership