Bills Assigned to Keyword - Electric (12)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


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 3344 Allows an electric service supplier to furnish electric service to any business, corporation or organization at a business location that is served by another electric supplierSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows an electric service supplier to furnish electric service to any business, corporation or organization at a business location that is identified on a current business license and served by another electric supplier.
Sponsor: McLain Toole House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hill Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3345 Prohibits an electric utility from expanding, adjusting or modifying its use of an existing easement or right of way unless the property owner agrees in writingSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an electric utility from expanding, adjusting or modifying its use of an existing easement or right of way to conform to a future need unless the property owner agrees in writing.
Sponsor: McLain Toole House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Forrest Status Date: 2/13/2019
Keywords: Electric House
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H 3628 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 2025.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/16/2019
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.14.2019
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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 3748 Revises net energy metering requirements and the responsibilities of the Public Service Commission and the Office Of Regulatory StaffSummary of the bill as introduced: Revises net energy metering requirements and the responsibilities of the Public Service Commission and the Office Of Regulatory Staff.
Sponsor: Dwight Loftis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/24/2019
Keywords: Electric Week of 01.21.2019
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S 0137 Requires the Public Service Commission to establish performance incentives and penalty mechanisms for an electric utilitySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Public Service Commission to establish performance incentives and penalty mechanisms that directly tie an electric utility's revenues to achievement on performance metrics. 
Sponsor: Thomas Davis House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Electric Senate
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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 0539 Authorizes the Office of Regulatory Staff to audit the electric cooperatives Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes the Office of Regulatory Staff to audit the electric cooperatives in the same manner that it conducts audits of regulated public utilities.
Sponsor: Darrell Jackson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/20/2019
Keywords: Electric Week of 02.18.2019
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S 0581 Requires a certified arborist to be present for all electric utility maintenance plans, except during a natural disasterSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a certified arborist to be present for all electric utility maintenance plans, except during a natural disaster.
Sponsor: Sandra Senn House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/27/2019
Keywords: Electric Week of 02.25.2019
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S 0620 Requires municipal-owned utilities to submit an integrated resource plan at least every three yearsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires municipal-owned utilities to submit an integrated resource plan at least every three years.
Sponsor: Sean Bennett House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/6/2019
Keywords: Electric Week of 03.04.2019
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S 0657 Requires an electrical utility to make net energy metering available to customer-generators on a first-come first-serve basisSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility to make net energy metering available to customer-generators on a first-come first-serve basis using the methodology established by the Public Service Commission.
Sponsor: Michael Gambrell House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/14/2019
Keywords: Electric Week of 03.11.2019
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