Bills Assigned to Keyword - Utilities (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/12/2018


H 4304 Defines offshore wind resource development activities05.01.2018 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.
Sponsor: Gregory Duckworth House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/2/2018
Keywords: Utilities Week of 03.19.2018 Week of 04.16.2018 Week of 04.23.2018 Week of 04.30.2018 Week of 05.08.2017
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H 4421 South Carolina Electric Consumer Bill of Rights Act03.06.2018 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes electric cities, electric cooperatives and the Public Service Authority from the provisions of the bill.03.01.2018 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.22.2018 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides statewide net metering standards for any electric utility.
Sponsor: James Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-61 Nays-44 Status Date: 4/10/2018
Keywords: House Utilities Week of 02.19.2018 Week of 02.26.2018 Week of 03.05.2018
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H 4644 Establishes the solid waste emergency fund04.19.2018 The Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.17.2018 A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.01.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended in subcommittee. 02.28.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment specifies that no solid waste facility may be constructed or expanded unless it can provide documentation from the applicable local government of compliance with local land use and zoning ordinances in its DHEC permit application.02.06.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes the Solid Waste Emergency Fund for DHEC to use to address environmental releases from solid waste facilities that represent an imminent or substantial threat to human health and the environment.
Sponsor: Chandra Dillard House Com: ANREA Senate Com: MA
Status: Act No. 170 Status Date: 5/14/2018
Keywords: Utilities Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 02.05.2018 Week of 02.26.2018 Week of 04.16.2018
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H 5045 Repeals sections of the SC Distributed Energy Resource Program and net energy metering03.06.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.06.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the definition of "avoided costs," raises the cap on solar to four percent and prohibits utilities from spreading solar subsidies to nonsolar customers.Summary of the bill as introduced: Repeals sections of the SC Distributed Energy Resource Program and net energy metering.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-61 Nays-39 Status Date: 4/5/2018
Keywords: Electric Utilities Week of 02.26.2018
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S 0261 S.C. Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy Act (C-PACE)05.10.2017 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Executive subcommittee carried this over.03.09.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.23.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee carried this over.02.15.2017 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes all language that would allow bonds.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a governing body to establish a district by ordinance to promote, encourage and facilitate clean energy improvements within its geographic area.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: LCI Senate Com: LCI
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 3/30/2017
Keywords: Environment Utilities Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 02.20.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 05.08.2017
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S 0932 Requires an entity undertaking a transportation improvement project to bear the cost of relocating water and sewer lines03.22.2018 The Senate Transportation Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.13.2018 A Senate Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an entity undertaking a transportation improvement project to bear the cost of relocating water and sewer lines.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: EdPW Senate Com: Tran
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 4/3/2018
Keywords: Utilities Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 03.19.2018
Priority
S 0987 Provides for renewable energy program access to public utility consumersSummary of the bill as introduced: Provides for renewable energy program access to public utility consumers.
Sponsor: Chauncey Gregory House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/8/2018
Keywords: Utilities Week of 02.05.2018
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Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc