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H 3345 - Prohibits an electric utility from expanding, adjusting or modifying its use of an existing easement or right of way unless the property owner agrees in writing

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: McLain Toole (R)
Last Action: 2/13/2019 - House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Forrest
House Committee: LCI
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an electric utility from expanding, adjusting or modifying its use of an existing easement or right of way to conform to a future need unless the property owner agrees in writing.

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H 3345 General Bill, By Toole
Summary: Public Utilities, easements
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-1-70 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC UTILITY THAT HOLDS AN EASEMENT OR RIGHT OF WAY, REGARDLESS OF THE MANNER BY WHICH IT WAS ACQUIRED, MAY USE THE EASEMENT OR RIGHT OF WAY ONLY TO ACCOMPLISH THE EASEMENT'S OR RIGHT OF WAY'S ORIGINAL INTENDED PURPOSE AND TO PERFORM NECESSARY INSPECTIONS OR MAINTENANCE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THAT PURPOSE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PUBLIC UTILITY MAY NOT EXPAND, ADJUST, OR MODIFY ITS USE OF AN EXISTING EASEMENT OR RIGHT OF WAY TO CONFORM TO A FUTURE NEED UNLESS THE PROPERTY OWNER AGREES IN WRITING TO THE EXPANDED, ADJUSTED, OR MODIFIED USE, AND THE EXPANDED, ADJUSTED, OR MODIFIED USE CAUSES NO UNNECESSARY OR IRREPARABLE HARM TO THE PROPERTY.
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12/18/18House Prefiled
12/18/18House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/08/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 205)
01/08/19House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 205)
01/16/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Forrest
02/13/19House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Forrest



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