The South Carolina Consumer Protection Code, 2018 Cumulative Supplement
© 2018
 
Kathleen Goodpasture Smith
 
The Fourth Edition has been updated with a 2018 Cumulative Supplement, current through May 18, 2018.  Act 218 of 2018 added the South Carolina Telephone Privacy Protection Act as Chapter 21 of the Consumer Protection Code to strengthen regulation of telephone solicitations in the state.  Act 162 of 2018 added a provision to the Consumer Protection Code covering unfair practices targeting vulnerable adults.  In 2017, the General Assembly amended the Mortgage Lending Act, Chapter 22, to conform more closely to the requirements of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.
 
The Department of Consumer Affairs updated regulations in 2018 and 2017 that had been issued earlier under the Consumer Protection Code, including regulations increasing dollar amounts in various provisions, and relating to continuing care retirement communities, discount medical plan organizations, and prepaid legal services.  The Department also issued administrative interpretations, including one about future income investment agreements and another about the transaction fee imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles under the Electronic Lien and Titling program.