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H 4721 - Business Freedom to Choose Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Bingham
Last Action: 5/24/2012 - Roll call Ayes-20 Nays-10
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Assign Staff: Warren Harley (wharley@masc.sc)

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.22.12 The Senate Medical Affairs committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment would protect counties from liability if they had a flow-control ordinance in place prior to this legislation being passed.
02.23.12 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
02.22.12 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs I subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendment. The amendment allows counties to restrict waste from outside the jurisdiction with a 2/3 vote.

Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines that an ordinance that restricts solid waste disposal at permitted facilities located outside a county's boundaries or impedes a recycling program is inconsistent with the law.


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