Another first time for Kevin Bryant. It was a historical moment in the Senate near midnight on Wednesday March 9th, 2011. I cosponsored and supported a new fee! Sen. Luke Ranking (R-Horry) offered and amendment to charge a processing fee on money wires originating in South Carolina going outside of the United States. This amendment was on the illegal immigration bill.
The fee exempts legitimate wiring through banks, as these types of wiring are already regulated, however, if a South Carolina citizen uses a wiring service, they qualify for a credit on their income tax return.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are wired out of South Carolina by drug lords and illegals yearly. So here’s another way for the Palmetto State to roll out the unwelcome mat for illegal aliens.