The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association's government affairs staff aggressively promotes public policy options through direct lobbying and grassroots coordination. Their work benefits South Carolina's food service, lodging and tourism industry at the local, state, and national levels.

Through our Legislative Action Fund, we promote the election of officials who support our industry and demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the business community. The successes of SCRLA's government affairs team have saved the industry millions of dollars through ongoing legislative efforts.

2014 SCRLA Legislative Tracking    
View the bills that the SCRLA Governmental Affairs team is tracking.

Hospitality Day at the State House
Legislative day at in Columbia featuring a Taste of South Carolina

Get Involved
You can only expect to get back what you put into something.  It takes involvement to expect successes!

South Carolina Laws and Regulations 
South Carolina laws and regulations impacting the hotel and restaurant industry in our state.

Research, Laws and Regulations
Industry research, sections of laws and downloadable forms

Political Action Committees
Learn about SCRLA's voluntary, nonpartisan Political Action Committees (PACs).

Key Links 
Check out other Web sites for government and legislative information. 

Electronic Newsletter 
Sign up to receive our free weekly legislative update and newsletter by
clicking here.

American Hotel & Lodging Association
The American Hotel & Lodging Association is the unified voice of the lodging industry in the Halls of Congress in Washington.  Hotel members of the SCRLA with 50 or more rooms are also members of AH&LA. Click on the link for the AH&LA's federal advocacy website.

National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association works hard to protect the restaurant industry in Washington, DC.  All restaurant members of the SCRLA are also members of the NRA.  Click on the link for the NRA's federal advocacy website.





Be heard

Contact your legislator

Find your Legislators 


All Delegations

House e-mail addresses
Senate e-mail addresses  

Get Informed

Look up state Legislation by number, sponsor and subject.

Understanding the process
The SCRLA has developed a web page to aid in under-standing the lawmaking process in South Carolina. It provides an overall view of the inside workings of the General Assembly and acquaints you with terms used in the legislative process.  

SC Senate

The South Carolina Senate consists
of 46 members elected to serve four-year terms from 46 single-member districts.

Senate video feed
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Find out what's on the agenda
Senate calendar
Senate meetings

South Carolina Senate

SC House

The South Carolina House consists
of 124 members elected to serve two-year terms. Members of the House of Representatives are elected from 124 single-member districts.

House video feed
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Find out what's on the agenda
House calendar
House meetings

South Carolina House

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The core mission of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association is to Promote, Protect and Educate the Hospitality Industry of South Carolina for the good of all.  

While this website is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information, the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging or its affiliates are not engaged in rendering legal or accounting services. If legal advise or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.



South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 7577 • Columbia, SC 29202
Physical Address - 1122 Lady Street, Suite 1210 • Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 765-9000 • FAX (803) 252-7136

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