Bills Assigned to Keyword - Electric (11)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/12/2018


H 3304 SC Commerical-Property Assessed Clean Energy Act (C-PACE)Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows governing bodies to establish a district by ordinance for the purpose of promoting, encouraging, and facilitating clean energy improvements within its geographic area.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Electric House
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H 3335 Prohibits a public electric utility from transferring a delinquent balance from one account to another03.21.2018 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a public electric or natural gas utility from transferring a delinquent balance from one account to another account held individually or jointly in the same customer's name.
Sponsor: Robert Williams House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Electric House Week of 03.19.2018
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H 3528 Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a city or townSummary 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 2023.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/18/2017
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.16.2017
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H 4730 Requires an electric utility that operates a solar farm to build and maintain a vegetative buffer around the farm02.14.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electric utility that operates a solar farm to build and maintain a vegetative buffer around the farm.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/30/2018
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.29.2018 Week of 02.12.2018
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H 4796 Provides for the procurement of lowest-cost energy from independent power producers04.17.2018 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.11.2018 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides for the procurement of lowest-cost energy from independent power producers.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Norrell, Funderburk Status Date: 4/3/2018
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.29.2018 Week of 04.09.2018 Week of 04.16.2018
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H 5001 Clean Energy Access ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires electric utilities to provide participating customers with access to renewable energy programs.
Sponsor: Gary Clary House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Norrell, Funderburk Status Date: 4/3/2018
Keywords: Electric Environment Week of 02.19.2018
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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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H 5253 South Carolina Small Town Competitive Power ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality with less than 5,000 residents to terminate by ordinance an existing exclusive municipal franchise with a retail electric provider.
Sponsor: William Bowers House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/17/2018
Keywords: Electric Week of 04.16.2018
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S 0216 Requires notice given to residents in communities and neighborhoods before a utility provides maintenance on equipment Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires notice given to residents in communities and neighborhoods before a utility provides maintenance on equipment.
Sponsor: Marlon Kimpson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.09.2017
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S 0724 Defines offshore wind resource development activitiesSummary 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: Paul Campbell House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/11/2017
Keywords: Electric Week of 05.08.2017
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S 0890 Provides for the procurement of lowest-cost energy from independent power producers05.01.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report amended. The amendment removes the 15 year contract requirement and removes the requirement that the Public Service Commission factor the ability of the small power producer to raise capital. 04.19.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides for the procurement of lowest-cost energy from independent power producers.
Sponsor: Thomas Davis House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/8/2018
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.08.2018 Week of 04.16.2018 Week of 04.23.2018 Week of 04.30.2018
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