SC BIPEC is a member-driven, politically nonpartisan
Business and Industry organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the free,
private and competitive enterprise system through research and education.
Accountability and transparency are the hallmarks of SC
BIPEC efforts. Issues including property taxes, health care and tort reform, local and state
regulatory fees, licenses and corporate income taxes remain before the
Legislature. BIPEC continues to represent BIPEC Members as we inform
Legislators about the impact of the bills they consider through BIPEC
Member supported research and education.
For every session of the SC General Assembly since
1985, BIPEC has used roll call votes and bill sponsorships on Business and
Industry issues to calculate a vote score for every member of the South Carolina
General Assembly. Analysis of these recorded votes provide a quantitative
measure of the support for Business and Industry issues in the General Assembly
by each member of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Through Member support, SC BIPEC has established a pro-business makeup
of the South Carolina General Assembly with legislators who understand the impact their
decisions have on our Member’s sustained profitability. The SC BIPEC
Legislative Scorecard quantifies the impact that Member support is having on
the legislative process. In a five year benchmark comparison, from 2006 to
2011, the number of Senators that have achieved Vote Scores greater than their
respective District Scores have increased from 33% to 69%. Among
Representatives we have improved from 22% to 72% over the last five years.
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