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CFIC is your voice on state legislative issues in Raleigh and Columbia. CFIC aggressively promotes and protects the legislative and regulatory interests of the retail food industry on issues such as:

  • alcohol
  • food safety
  • labor
  • loss prevention
  • lottery
  • SNAP
  • taxes
  • tobacco
  • tort reform
  • transportation
  • WIC
  • workers’ compensation

CFIC’s government relations teams work with lawmakers and their staffs, other advocacy groups and state regulators to find practical solutions for issues affecting the grocery industry. CFIC organizes grassroots lobbying and works to ensure passage of positive legislation and the defeat of laws that impede retail store operations. Not only that, CFIC keeps members informed in a way that is understandable, timely and useful.

North Carolina Assembly

The North Carolina House and Senate convened for the 2020 Short Session in May. The North Carolina General Assembly does not have set session limits but always sets a goal of adjourning around the start of the state’s Fiscal Year on July 1. Upon adjournment, House and Senate members return to their districts to seek reelection in November. The 2021-2022 session will convene in January 2021.

South Carolina General Assembly

The South Carolina House and Senate convened for the 2020 Session in January. South Carolina’s statehouse adjourned by statute on May 14. House and Senate members have returned to their districts to seek reelection in November. The new General Assembly will convene in January 2021.

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