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H 4304 - Defines offshore wind resource development activities

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth
Last Action: 5/2/2018 - Scrivener's error corrected
House Committee: LCI
Senate Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

05.01.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment limits the definition of offshore wind resource activities to only activities undertaken by an electric utility and removes a reference to a potential Public Service Commission pilot program to encourage construction of renewable generation resources on a former hazardous waste site.
04.25.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.
04.19.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.
03.22.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
03.21.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment deleted the mandate that ratepayers pay for any cost recovery.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines offshore wind resource development activities as initiatives undertaken by an electrical utility for the long-term advancement of economic development and clean energy benefits resulting from offshore wind.

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H 4304 General Bill, By Duckworth, Loftis, Finlay, Henderson, Stavrinakis, Clary, McCoy, Taylor, Cogswell, Hewitt, Erickson, Crawford, Johnson, Jordan, Atwater, Spires, Fry, Clemmons, Putnam, McCravy, Huggins, Davis, Kirby, Arrington, Bennett, Collins, Felder, Ballentine, Bannister, Bedingfield, Blackwell, Cole, Forrest, Gagnon, Hardee, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Lowe, Lucas, V.S. Moss, Pope, S. Rivers, Simrill, G.R. Smith, Thayer, Wheeler, Willis, Murphy, Brown, Elliott, Ott, Norrell, McGinnis, Caskey, Mace, Trantham, Ridgeway and B. Newton
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Summary: Offshore wind resources provisions
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-37-60 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT "OFFSHORE WIND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES" MEANS INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN BY AN ELECTRICAL UTILITY FOR THE LONG-TERM ADVANCEMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CLEAN ENERGY BENEFITS RESULTING FROM OFFSHORE WIND, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION MAY ADOPT PROCEDURES THAT ENCOURAGE ELECTRICAL UTILITIES SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION TO INVEST IN OFFSHORE WIND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES THAT PROVIDE COST RECOVERY FOR ENERGY SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS WHO INVEST IN OFFSHORE WIND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES THAT ARE REASONABLY EXPECTED TO RESULT IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FROM THE MANUFACTURING AND DEPLOYMENT OF OFFSHORE WIND.
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05/09/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 191)
05/09/17House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 191)
05/10/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Murphy
05/11/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brown, Elliott
03/22/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ott
03/22/18House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 52)
04/03/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Norrell, McGinnis, Caskey, Mace, Trantham, Ridgeway, B.Newton
04/03/18House Amended (House Journal-page 98)
04/03/18House Read second time (House Journal-page 98)
04/03/18House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 101)
04/04/18House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10)
04/05/18 Scrivener's error corrected
04/09/18Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/09/18Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 10)
04/16/18Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Rankin (ch), Hutto, Massey, McElveen, Sabb, Gambrell, Climer
05/01/18Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 12)
05/02/18 Scrivener's error corrected



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