Legislation Assigned to the House ANREA Committee (16)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 2/22/2018


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 Act01.25.2017 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
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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 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: Senate - Debate interrupted Status Date: 2/22/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.08.2018 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 04.17.2017 Week of 04.24.2017
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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 statute01.25.2018 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: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Shealy, Timmons Status Date: 2/16/2018
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 01.22.2018
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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 fund02.06.2018 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 and authorizes a representative to investigate a waste management site at any time to address an emergency situation.
Sponsor: Chandra Dillard House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton Status Date: 2/1/2018
Keywords: Utilities Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 02.05.2018
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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 Act02.15.2018 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:
Status: House - Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-16-18 Status Date: 2/22/2018
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.22.2018 Week of 02.12.2018
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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 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 - Requests for debate-Rep(s). Gagnon, Thayer, White, JE Smith, Toole, Thigpen, Whitmire, Ott Status Date: 2/22/2018
Keywords: Transportation Week of 02.05.2018 Week of 02.12.2018
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S 0841 Requires a misdemeanor charge for a person who is guilty of cruelly tethering a dogSummary 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
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