Legislative Watchdog

Legislative Watchdog

Our Victories

Over the years, our efforts have saved our industry millions of dollars and a multitude of headaches.  Here are the highlights of just a few: 

  • We saved the petroleum & convenience store industry over $360,000 a year by defeating a new $5 fee on every single petroleum dispensers in the state.
  • We led the fight on multiple fronts against bills and amendments that would have allowed counties to pass their own local option gas tax.  We were successful at every turn in defeating this bad idea!
  • We have saved retailers an estimated $16 to $22 million a year due to our efforts to keep the state sales collection allowance.
  • We were the only lobbying organization that worked to keep the sales tax exemption on lottery tickets, which resulted in a savings of approximately $48 million a year and the hassle of collected and remitting another tax.
  • We stopped The National Conference on Weights & Measures from requiring all dispensers to have temperature compensation devices, which resulted in an estimated $2,500 per dispenser.
  • A move to allow lottery tickets to be purchased with debit cards was defeated with our leading the fight for lottery retailers to keep their full 7% commission on lottery ticket sales instead of losing some to the credit/debit card companies.
  • A bill that prohibited a convenience store from selling single cold beer or wine in a portable cooler near entrances and exits was defeated due to phone calls made by our members coupled with the testimony given by SCCPMA lobbyist Michael Fields.

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On Your Side

Michael Fields
Executive Director
SCCPMA

Take Action

Do you know your Senator or House member that represents you for your company’s headquarters or retail location(s)?

Our Victories

Over the years, our efforts have saved our industry millions of dollars and a multitude of headaches.  Here are the highlights of just a few: 

  • We saved the petroleum & convenience store industry over $360,000 a year by defeating a new $5 fee on every single petroleum dispensers in the state.
  • We led the fight on multiple fronts against bills and amendments that would have allowed counties to pass their own local option gas tax.  We were successful at every turn in defeating this bad idea!
  • We have saved retailers an estimated $16 to $22 million a year due to our efforts to keep the state sales collection allowance.
  • We were the only lobbying organization that worked to keep the sales tax exemption on lottery tickets, which resulted in a savings of approximately $48 million a year and the hassle of collected and remitting another tax.
  • We stopped The National Conference on Weights & Measures from requiring all dispensers to have temperature compensation devices, which resulted in an estimated $2,500 per dispenser.
  • A move to allow lottery tickets to be purchased with debit cards was defeated with our leading the fight for lottery retailers to keep their full 7% commission on lottery ticket sales instead of losing some to the credit/debit card companies.
  • A bill that prohibited a convenience store from selling single cold beer or wine in a portable cooler near entrances and exits was defeated due to phone calls made by our members coupled with the testimony given by SCCPMA lobbyist Michael Fields.

On Your Side

Michael Fields
Executive Director
SCCPMA

Take Action

Do you know your Senator or House member that represents you for your company’s headquarters or retail location(s)?

 

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