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S 0668 - South Carolina Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander (R)
Last Action: 4/27/2016 - Senate - Read second time
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04.14.2016 The Senate, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes cities from being able to administer the program and requires disclosure of liens to buyers.
04.06.2016 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows governing bodies to establish a district by ordinance for the purpose of promoting, encouraging and facilitating clean energy improvements within its geographic area.

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S 0668 General Bill, By Alexander and O'Dell
Summary: SC Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy Act
    A BILL TO AMEND TITLE 6, RELATING TO PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS AND OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS; TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA COMMERCIAL-PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY ACT TO PROVIDE THAT GOVERNING BODIES MAY ESTABLISH A DISTRICT BY ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING, ENCOURAGING, AND FACILITATING CLEAN ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN ITS GEOGRAPHIC AREA; TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ORDINANCE; TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT AND OWNERS OF QUALIFYING REAL PROPERTY MAY VOLUNTARILY EXECUTE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMERCIAL-PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY HAS THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE AN ASSESSMENT ON THE QUALIFYING REAL PROPERTY; TO PROVIDE THAT THE ASSESSMENT SHALL CONSTITUTE A COMMERCIAL-PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY LIEN AGAINST THE QUALIFYING REAL PROPERTY UNTIL PAID; TO PROVIDE HOW CLEAN ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS MAY BE FINANCED; TO PROVIDE THAT CLEAN ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS MUST MEET ALL APPLICABLE SAFETY, PERFORMANCE, INTERCONNECTION, AND RELIABILITY STANDARDS; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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04/15/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
04/15/15Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 6)
04/19/16Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/20/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/27/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 61)



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