Bills Assigned to Keyword - Week of 04.08.2019 (11)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


H 3045 Defines the campaign information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure Committee05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.11.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines the election communication information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure Committee and then disclosed by the Independent Expenditure Committee.
Sponsor: Mandy Norrell House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rose Status Date: 4/24/2019
Keywords: Elections Ethics House Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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H 3087 Prohibits the approval of Atlantic Ocean seismic testing to locate reserves of oil and gas04.30.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.10.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment ensures that existing oil and gas operations in the state are not affected by this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced:Prohibits the approval by state or local government of Atlantic Ocean seismic testing to locate reserves of oil and gas. This bill also prohibits the approval by state or local government of infrastructure used for the transportation of offshore oil into the land and waters of South Carolina.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: General Governance House Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3137 Changes the funding formula of the Local Government Fund04.09.2019 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.09.2019 The Senate Finance Sales and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows an increase or decrease capped at five percent beginning in FY2021.01.29.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.24.2019 The House Ways and Means General Government Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment deletes the language that changes the name of the Local Government Fund and keeps the city portion of the LGF at 16.7222 percent instead of the 17 percent in the bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the name of the Local Government Fund to the Local Government Revenue Sharing Fund and requires the Fund for the upcoming fiscal year to increase by the same percentage that the state general fund is projected to increase, not to exceed five percent compared to the appropriation in the current fiscal year.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 84 Status Date: 6/10/2019
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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H 3145 Gives authority to the Office of Regulatory Staff to conduct audits of electric cooperatives 04.23.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows a ratepayer to file a complaint with the Office of Regulatory Staff before a matter gets to court. The amendment also requires early voting, requires greater notice before elections are held, requires accommodations for elderly voters and places restrictions on the Office of Regulatory Staff's authority to inspect subsidiary entities. 04.11.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.28.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. 02.27.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended.  The amendment allows the Office of Regulatory Staff to audit the electric cooperatives; it allows the Public Service Commission to mediate disputes between the electric cooperatives and the Office of Regulatory Staff; it requires electric cooperative boards to disclose financial and operational information to members; and it prohibits conflicts of interest and nepotism by electric cooperative board members.Summary of the bill as introduced: Gives authority to the Office of Regulatory Staff to conduct audits of electric cooperatives.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 56 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Electric House Utilities Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.22.2019
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H 3471 Prohibits municipalities from approving ordinances that would stop seismic testing to locate oil and natural gas reserves04.30.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.10.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits municipalities from approving ordinances that would  deter, prohibit or impede construction used to facilitate Atlantic Ocean marine seismic testing to locate oil and natural gas reserves, or facilitate the transportation or storage of Atlantic Ocean offshore oil or gas onto the land of this state.
Sponsor: James Burns House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 5/8/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3620 Removes the state retirement systems' $10,000 earnings limitation on return-to-work retirees who retired before January 2, 201905.02.2019 The Senate Finance Retirement Systems subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment extends the break in service requirement from one year to two years before returning to work without an earnings cap.04.10.2019 The Senate Finance Retirement Systems subcommittee carried this bill over.03.26.2019 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.26.2019 The House Ways and Means General Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the current language in the bill and adds a required 12-month break in service before returning to work with the earnings cap. The amendment also gives PEBA the authority to review return-to-work retirees for fraud.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the state retirement systems' $10,000 earnings limitation on employees returning to covered employment who retired before January 2, 2019.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/3/2019
Keywords: Retirement Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3659 Enacts the South Carolina Energy Freedom Act04.09.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires electric cities to submit integrated resource plans to the State Energy Office. If elements of the required integrated resource plan do not pertain to cities, those elements do not have to be included in the plan.04.02.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.28.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that there is a rebuttable presumption that fixed price contracts with a minimum term of 10 years are commercially reasonable and in the public interest. 03.20.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.14.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment provides protections to senior consumers to be administered by the Office of Regulatory Staff. 02.13.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies the procedure and parameters for electric utilities and solar users to enter into power purchase agreements. 02.07.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Enumerates specific rights owed to every electric utility customer in South Carolina.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 62 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Electric Utilities Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 02.04.2019 Week of 02.11.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.01.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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H 4049 Creates the criminal offense of illegal permitting to construct or use property or infrastructure for Atlantic Ocean seismic testing04.11.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the criminal offense of illegal permitting to construct or use property or infrastructure for Atlantic Ocean seismic testing.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton Status Date: 4/10/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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H 4335 Enacts the Regulatory Freedom Act04.09.2019 The House Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment excludes regulations from federal statutes, the SC Department of Revenue, emergency regulations and the State Board of Financial Institutions. The amendment also requires emergency regulations to expire 90 days after filing, and allows them to be extended if the General Assembly is not in session.04.04.2019 The House Regulations and Administrative Procedures Business, Commerce and Administration subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment exempts regulations that are not under legislative oversight from the five year expiration provision.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes that a regulation promulgated under the Administrative Procedures Act expires five years after July 1, 2020, or the effective date of the act.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Bradley House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Debate adjourned until Fri., 5-10-19 Status Date: 5/2/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.01.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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S 0332 Enacts the Clean Energy Access Act 04.11.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.03.28.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.03.20.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.03.14.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.03.06.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee did not take action on this bill, although it was on the agenda.02.20.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes certain rights for customers of an electrical utility.
Sponsor: Thomas Davis House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Gambrell (ch), Hutto, Massey, Sabb, Climer Status Date: 2/7/2019
Keywords: Electric Utilities Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 03.04.2019 Week of 03.11.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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S 0394 Requires any regulation on auxiliary containers to be done by the General Assembly04.11.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.04.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.20.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried this bill over.02.27.2019 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Regulatory and Local Government subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires any regulation on the use, disposition, sale or imposition of any prohibition, restriction, fee imposition or taxation of auxiliary containers to be done by the General Assembly.
Sponsor: Scott Talley House Com: Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/11/2019
Keywords: General Governance Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 04.01.2019 Week of 04.08.2019
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