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

Tracking Level: Priority
Sponsor: Eric Bedingfield (R)
Last Action: 3/7/2017 - Continued
House Committee: LCI
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

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 and G.R. Smith
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)



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