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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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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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H 4721 General Bill, By Bingham, Merrill, Hixon, Southard, Corbin, Erickson, Parker, J.R. Smith, Allison, G.R. Smith, Sottile, Gambrell, Huggins, Murphy, Ryan, Putnam, Brady, Whitmire, Atwater, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Bowen, G.A. Brown, Chumley, Cole, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Forrester, Frye, Hamilton, Harrell, Henderson, Herbkersman, Horne, Limehouse, Long, Lowe, McCoy, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Norman, Owens, Pinson, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Sandifer, Simrill, Skelton, G.M. Smith, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, White, Willis, Hardwick and Patrick
Summary: Business Freedom To Choose Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "BUSINESS FREEDOM TO CHOOSE ACT", BY AMENDING SECTION 44-96-80, RELATING TO COUNTY SOLID WASTE PROGRAMS, INCLUDING A COUNTY'S AUTHORITY TO ENACT ORDINANCES CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE PLAN, LAW, AND REGULATIONS, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS, DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN ORDINANCE THAT RESTRICTS SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AT A PERMITTED FACILITY OR IMPEDES THE DEVELOPMENT OR IMPLEMENTATION OF A RECYCLING PROGRAM IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-55-1210, RELATING TO A COUNTY'S AUTHORITY TO REQUIRE THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY ORDINANCE IS VOID TO THE EXTENT THAT THE ORDINANCE RESTRICTS OR PROHIBITS SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AT A PERMITTED FACILITY OR IMPEDES THE DEVELOPMENT OR IMPLEMENTATION OF A RECYCLING PROGRAM.
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02/02/12House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 12)
02/02/12House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 12)
02/21/12House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: H.B.Brown
02/22/12House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Agnew
02/23/12House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 2)
02/24/12 Scrivener's error corrected
02/28/12House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hardwick
02/29/12House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Ott, Cobb-Hunter, J.H. Neal, Pinson, Jefferson, Williams, King, Brantley, Dillard, Hardwick, Barfield, Hiott, Hodges, J.R. Smith, R.L. Brown, G.A. Brown, Anderson, Clyburn, Hosey, Battle, Gilliard, Mack, Weeks, Knight, Hart, Pitts and Hearn (House Journal-page 120)
03/01/12House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Patrick
03/07/12House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Brannon
03/07/12House Amended (House Journal-page 58)
03/07/12House Read second time (House Journal-page 58)
03/07/12House Roll call Yeas-73 Nays-29 (House Journal-page 59)
03/08/12House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 43)
03/08/12 Scrivener's error corrected
03/14/12Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
03/14/12Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 12)
03/22/12Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 10)
03/23/12 Scrivener's error corrected
05/24/12Senate Special order, set for May 24, 2012 (Senate Journal-page 123)
05/24/12Senate Roll call Ayes-20 Nays-10 (Senate Journal-page 123)



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