A Statehouse proposal to stop South Carolina barrier islands from limiting short-term rentals has been thrown out on a technicality. State Sen. Sandy Senn, who does not represent barrier islands in Charleston County, proposed a budget clause that would block the county’s beach towns from enforcing such rental restrictions. Her amendment initially won quick approval on a voice vote, triggering protests from Sen. Chip Campsen, who does represent the barrier islands in the county. Senn’s effort to include the measure in the state budget was rejected April 19 on the technical question of whether it was directly related to the state spending bill.
Post and Courier (SC) (04/19/23) David Slade; Seanna Adcox