Legislation Assigned to the House ANREA Committee (18)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/23/2018


H 3017 Removes a portion of Dorchester County from the definition of the term coastal zoneSummary of the bill as introduced: Removes a portion of Dorchester County from the definition of the term coastal zone.
Sponsor: Christopher Murphy House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: Member Status Date: 1/11/2017
Keywords: House Planning/Zoning
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H 3218 Makes changes to the Dam and Reservoirs Safety Act04.18.2018 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental subcommittee carried this bill over.01.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prohibits DHEC from requiring changes to dams from reclassification unless potential failure poses a threat of loss of life. 01.17.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee failed to report this bill out of subcommittee. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires dam owners to report annually to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control with current contact information and a completed owner checklist with a current emergency action plan that includes downstream residents and business owners.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 2/7/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 04.16.2018
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H 3232 Requires SC DHEC to conduct a study on providing clean drinking water to any community in the stateSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires SC DHEC to conduct a  feasibility study on the most efficient and cost-effective manner to provide clean drinking water to any community in the state that has no public infrastructure to provide clean drinking water to its residents without the use of a well.
Sponsor: Jackson Whipper House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: House Water
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H 3340 Requires dam owners to report failures and repairs to the SC DOT and SC DHEC01.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2017The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment allows DOT to proceed with road repair if it does not receive a response from the dam owners. 01.17.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires dam owners to report a failed dam that has a state highway system running across the top to the SC DOT and SC DHEC with notification if the dam owner plans to repair the dam and the anticipated date the repairs will be finished.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources Status Date: 2/7/2017
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.16.2017 Week of 01.23.2017
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H 3408 Allows a constable, reserve police officer volunteer firefighter or member of the state guard to recieve a free fishing licenseSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the SC DNR to issue a constable, reserve police officer volunteer firefighter or member of the state guard a combination or a fishing license for free.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin Status Date: 2/14/2017
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.09.2017
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H 3890 Requires permitting for new surface water withdrawals and expands existing registrations03.21.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires permitting for new surface water withdrawals and expands existing registrations.
Sponsor: James Smith House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor Status Date: 3/8/2017
Keywords: Water Week of 02.27.2017 Week of 03.19.2018
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H 3929 Changes certain exceptions to local ordinances related to certain agricultural animal facilities 01.11.2018 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report with technical amendments. 04.27.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.25.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changed the appeal radius from two miles to one mile.04.18.2017 The House Agriculture, Natural Resource and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Considers agricultural operations compliant with local laws and ordinances if the operation or facility is compliant with state law or regulations.
Sponsor: Davey Hiott House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Act No. 139 Status Date: 3/20/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.08.2018 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
Passed
H 4307 Prohibits offshore drillingSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the approval of infrastructure used to facilitate the transportation of offshore oil into the land and waters of this state by the state, a state agency or a political subdivision.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Mace, McCoy Status Date: 2/6/2018
Keywords: Environment Week of 05.08.2017
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H 4334 Encourages the approval of infrastructure used to facilitate the transportation of offshore oil into the land and waters by the stateSummary of the bill as introduced: Encourages the approval of infrastructure used to facilitate the transportation of offshore oil into the land and waters by the state, a state agency or a political subdivision.
Sponsor: James Burns House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: V.S.Moss Status Date: 6/6/2017
Keywords: Environment Week of 05.08.2017
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H 4458 Ensures cigarette butts, cigarette component litter and deceased animals are included in the litter statute04.24.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment increases the per hour fee to pay out of participating in a litter pickup. The amendment also requires data to be tracked regarding the number and demographic break down of those paying the fee.04.17.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.03.13.2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.08.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2018 THe House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The full committee also adopted a technical amendment.01.24.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment ensures local ordinances related to property maintenance are not affected by this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Ensures cigarette butts, cigarette component litter and deceased animals are included in the litter statute.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Johnson House Com: ANREA Senate Com: Judy
Status: Signed By Governor Status Date: 5/18/2018
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 03.05.2018 Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 04.16.2018 Week of 04.23.2018
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H 4594 Defines the term "dog shelter"Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines a dog shelter as a moistureproof and windproof structure of suitable size to accommodate a dog and allow retention of body heat.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Tallon Status Date: 2/7/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.08.2018
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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 4645 Requires the owner of a public building to post visual notices that informs a person entering the building of chemicals used in the building Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the owner of a public building to post visual notices that informs a person entering the building of chemicals used in the building.
Sponsor: Merita Allison House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/25/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.22.2018
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H 4683 Beachfront Management Reform Act03.29.2018 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment measures and establishes primary dune locations no sooner than 18 months after a named storm; establishes conservation of existing lines as a policy of the state; allows application to state to repair a seawall after a named storm; and establishes the coastal development line at 2012 or 2017 location or by way of the state's appeals process.03.14.2018 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment makes technical changes and removes the seaward baseline established in 2017.02.15.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is drafted, it will be posted in the tracking system.02.13.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to establish baselines and setback lines for all areas where baselines and setback were established on or before January 31, 2012.
Sponsor: William Hewitt House Com: ANREA Senate Com: ANR
Status: Act No. 173 Status Date: 5/14/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 02.12.2018 Week of 03.12.2018 Week of 03.26.2018
Passed
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 4836 Requires the SC Department of Transportation to repair public roads or highways atop dams under certain circumstances02.15.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.14.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Transportation to repair public roads or highways atop dams that suffered damaged from the October 2015 floods if suitable rights of way or easements afford the state or the DOT the right to do so without the necessity of saving or repairing the dam.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-50 Nays-62 Status Date: 4/4/2018
Keywords: Transportation Week of 02.05.2018 Week of 02.12.2018
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H 4976 Allows a sheriff or local jurisdiction to enforce laws concerning abandonment of watercraft and outboard motors in certain circumstances 04.18.2018 The Senate Fish, Game and Forestry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.12.2018 A Senate Fish, Game and Forestry 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. The amendment gives local governments the ability to take action with regard to an abandoned watercraft where the SC Department of Natural Resources fails to take action.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a sheriff or local jurisdiction to enforce laws concerning abandonment of watercraft and outboard motors in certain circumstances.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: ANREA Senate Com: FGF
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry Status Date: 3/13/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.19.2018 Week of 02.26.2018 Week of 04.09.2018 Week of 04.16.2018
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S 0841 Requires a misdemeanor charge for a person who is guilty of cruelly tethering a dog05.01.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.24.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment increases tether time from one hour to two hours and removes some requirements placed on county and municipal owned shelters.04.11.2018 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Agriculture subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a misdemeanor charge for a person who is guilty of cruelly tethering a dog with punishment by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1000.
Sponsor: Agriculture and Natural Resources House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 2/7/2018
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Week of 01.08.2018 Week of 04.09.2018 Week of 04.23.2018 Week of 04.30.2018
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