The News

First Monday is a Republican Business Forum allowing members of the club to become acquainted with and participate in discussions with elected officials, business leaders, candidates and party leaders.

Greenville County Council Vice-Chair Liz Seman

First Monday was pleased to host the Honorable Liz Seman – Vice Chairman of Greenville County Council. Ms. Seman gave an insightful overview of what is happening at the County level with projects, funding, currents county needs, and upcoming development. Liz Seman has represented District 24 since 2008. In her time on County Council she chaired the Roads, Infrastructure and Public Works Committee and is Vice Chair of the Finance Committee.

Speaker of the SC House Murrell Smith

First Monday was pleased to host the Speaker of the SC House the Honorable Murrell Smith. Speaker Smith gave an update on the legislation that passed last year and what is on the agenda for this legislative session. SC has a lot to be proud of – Repealed South Carolina’s certificate of need law, making it easier for hospitals and clinics to build and expand without getting the state’s approval first, and to split DHEC into two new state agencies, one over public health and the other over environmental services. Reformed South Carolina’s bond policies and to criminalize fentanyl trafficking.

Rep. Bobby Cox & Councilman Steve Shaw

First Monday was pleased to host Rep. Bobby Cox & Greenville County Councilman Steve Shaw as our speakers for our Dec. meeting. They gave insight to the laws with regard to open carry and self protection under SC Law. Rep. Bobby Cox authored the constitutional carry law for SC and Mr. Shaw wrote the book on South Carolina Gun Laws.

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