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H 3529 - Allows only the General Assembly to regulate plastic bags and other containers

Tracking Level: Graveyard
Sponsor: Eric Bedingfield
Last Action: 4/18/2018 - Scrivener's error corrected
House Committee: LCI
Senate Committee: LCI
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.12.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows municipalities to ban the use of auxiliary containers on any property or waterway owned or maintained by a county or municipality, including but not limited to tidelands, wetlands and public beaches. The amendment also increased the fine municipalities can charge to $1000.
03.15.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Senators Massey, Williams, Gambrell and Corbin voted in favor of the bill. Senators Sabb, Setzler and Davis voted against the bill.
03.07.2018 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee did not take action on this bill.
02.01.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
01.25.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that trash collection is not impacted by this bill. Tiger Wells testified against this bill.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Bans local governments from passing ordinances to regulate the use, disposition, sale, or any imposition of any prohibition, restriction, fee imposition, or taxation of plastic bags and other auxiliary containers.

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H 3529 General Bill, By Bedingfield, Sandifer, Hamilton, Forrester, Atwater, Yow, Clemmons, Crawford, Fry, Hill, Lowe, Pitts, Putnam, Anderson, Martin, G.R. Smith, Williams, Hixon, Henegan and Henderson
Summary: Auxiliary containers
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 77 TO TITLE 39 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY REGULATION REGARDING THE USE, DISPOSITION, SALE, OR ANY IMPOSITION OF ANY PROHIBITION, RESTRICTION, FEE IMPOSITION, OR TAXATION OF AUXILIARY CONTAINERS MUST BE DONE ONLY BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO DEFINE AUXILIARY CONTAINER, TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR EXCEPTIONS.
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01/18/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 19)
01/18/17House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 19)
01/19/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Putnam
01/25/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson
02/01/17House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Henderson
02/02/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Anderson
02/02/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 1)
02/07/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin, G.R.Smith
02/07/17House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Bedingfield, Toole, Brown, Hiott, Mack, Cogswell, Crosby, Danning, Arrington, Clary, Bernstein, Stavrinakis, McCoy, Henderson, Burns, B Newton, Martin, Forrester, Robinson-Simpson, Dilliard, Mitchell, Norrell, GR Smith, VS Moss, Cobb-Hunter, McEachern, Ridgeway, Douglas, W Newton, Erickson, Clemmons, Williams, Ott, Knight, King, Bradley, Finlay, Henegan, Johnson, S Rivers, Yow, Jefferson (House Journal-page 16)
02/23/17House Debate adjourned until Tues., 2-28-17 (House Journal-page 12)
02/28/17House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-1-17 (House Journal-page 12)
03/01/17House Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-1-17 (House Journal-page 14)
03/02/17House Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-7-17 (House Journal-page 28)
03/07/17House Amended (House Journal-page 83)
03/07/17House Continued (House Journal-page 83)
01/10/18House Debate adjourned until Wed., 1-24-18 (House Journal-page 14)
01/25/18House Debate adjourned until Tues., 1-30-18 (House Journal-page 53)
01/30/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson
01/31/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Williams, Hixon, McGinnis
02/01/18House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: McGinnis
02/07/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan
02/07/18House Amended (House Journal-page 21)
02/07/18House Read second time (House Journal-page 47)
02/07/18House Roll call Yeas-73 Nays-41 (House Journal-page 47)
02/08/18House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 22)
02/08/18Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
02/08/18Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/17/18Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/18/18 Scrivener's error corrected



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