Creating the South Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
H.4506 creates the South Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, which will be used by the Emergency Management Division for a grant program to provide financial assistance to natural disaster victims. Taxpayers may contribute to the fund while filing their state income tax returns.
Disaster relief is the role of the private sector, churches, and individuals, not government. While this bill would not currently receive any public revenue, it would only be a matter of time before that changed and the well-intentioned fund became yet another black hole for taxpayer dollars.