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H 3628 - Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a city or town

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Christopher Hart (D)
Last Action: 1/16/2019 - House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
House Committee: LCI
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a city or town; and to bury existing lines, according to a graduated schedule, before 2025.

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H 3628 General Bill, By Hart
Summary: Electrical utility
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ELECTRICAL UTILITY OPERATING IN THIS STATE SHALL BURY ALL OF ITS NEW ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION LINES INSTALLED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF A MUNICIPALITY IN THIS STATE BEGINNING JANUARY 2, 2020, AND SHALL BURY ALL OF ITS EXISTING ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION LINES LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF A MUNICIPALITY IN THIS STATE ACCORDING TO A GRADUATED SCHEDULE BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2025; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-20, RELATING TO AREAS TO WHICH THE CHAPTER IS INAPPLICABLE, SO AS TO MAKE THE CHAPTER APPLICABLE TO SECTION 58-27-25.
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01/16/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 28)
01/16/19House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 28)



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