Bills Assigned to Keyword - Utilities (27)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 2/23/2024


H 3156 Prohibits the interruption of electrical service to a commercial customer for nonpayment until 25 days have elapsedSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the interruption of electrical service to a commercial customer for nonpayment until 25 days have elapsed from the date of billing.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3157 Prohibits a public utility or a third party authorized by a public utility to accept payments for utility bills on behalf of the public utility Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a public utility or a third party authorized by a public utility to accept payments for utility bills on behalf of the public utility. This bill also prohibits public utilities from collecting additional service fees from a customer's payment.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3434 Prohibits a person from administering barrier mosquitocide treatment within 1,000 feet of a reservoir04.18.2023 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a person from administering barrier mosquitocide treatment within 1,000 feet of a reservoir or body of water used for drinking water.
Sponsor: Leon Howard House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3478 Enacts the Safe Water ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a private or public utility or municipality operating a public water system to provide the water purification levels for the water provided by the municipality.
Sponsor: William Clyburn House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3498 Requires SC DHEC, through resolution, to promulgate regulations to establish maximum contaminant levels for certain pollutants in public water systemsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, through resolution, to promulgate regulations to establish maximum contaminant levels for certain pollutants in public water systems.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3499 Requires SC DHEC to promulgate regulations to establish maximum contaminant levels for certain pollutants in public water systemsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to promulgate regulations to establish maximum contaminant levels for certain pollutants in public water systems.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3577 Requires an electrical utility that owns or operates an electrical substation to have security camerasSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility that owns or operates an electrical substation to have security cameras. This bill also fines a person $30,000 that willfully destroys or damages an electrical substation.
Sponsor: Michael Rivers House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard, King, McDaniel, Henegan, Williams, Alexander, Hosey, Cobb-Hunter, Jefferson, Anderson, Kirby Status Date: 2/8/2023
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3614 Enacts the Ratepayer Protection Act 01.26.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.18.2023 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a public utility from taking an adverse employment action against an employee who reported wrongdoing by the public utility to the SC Office of Regulatory Staff.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/1/2023
Keywords: Utilities
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H 3846 Permits a special purpose district providing water service within a county bordering another state to joint that state's joint agencySummary of the bill as introduced: Permits a special purpose district providing water service within a county bordering another state to joint that state's joint agency.
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/31/2023
Keywords: Utilities Water
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H 3948 Creates a property tax exemption for certain renewable energy resource properties 05.04.2023 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.27.2023 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prevents solar farms from benefiting from the exemption.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a property tax exemption for certain renewable energy resource properties.
Sponsor: Nathan Ballentine House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 5/11/2023
Keywords: Environment Utilities
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H 4070 Requires an association of electric cooperatives to submit an integrated resource planSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an association of electric cooperatives to submit an integrated resource plan to the South Carolina Public Service Commission.
Sponsor: Heather Crawford House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ott Status Date: 3/7/2023
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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H 4375 Creates graduated penalties for trespassing on the grounds or property of a publicly owned water utility Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates graduated penalties for trespassing on the grounds or property of a publicly owned water utility.
Sponsor: James Burns House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/26/2023
Keywords: Utilities Water
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H 4685 Prohibits the construction or installation of septic tanks within a certain proximity to waterways or the coast of South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the construction or installation of septic tanks within a certain proximity to waterways or the coast of South Carolina.
Sponsor: Joseph Bustos House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/9/2024
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 4954 Requires electrical utilities to offer a payment program to residential customers who choose electromagnetic pulse protection Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires electrical utilities to offer a payment program to residential customers who choose electromagnetic pulse protection.
Sponsor: Kathy Landing House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McCabe, Gibson, Wetmore, Dillard, Rivers, Jefferson, Pedalino, Long Status Date: 2/15/2024
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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H 4958 Requires any person possessing a NPDES permit to post a signSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires any person possessing a NPDES permit to allow the discharge of effluent into state waters to post a sign.
Sponsor: William Hewitt House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder, Bernstein Status Date: 2/7/2024
Keywords: Utilities Water
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H 5090 Requires a utility that offers a drive-through window to allow customers to make a payment at the windowSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a utility that offers a drive-through window to allow customers to make a payment at the window.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/14/2024
Keywords: Utilities
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H 5118 Enacts the South Carolina Ten-Year Energy Transformation Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes changes to current energy policy to promote the development of new and reliable energy infrastructure resources, fostering resilient and reliable energy infrastructure.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 2/15/2024
Keywords: Utilities
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H 5119 Includes waste service vehicles in the definition of authorized emergency vehiclesSummary of the bill as introduced: Includes waste service vehicles in the definition of authorized emergency vehicles in relation to speed limitations on vehicles meeting or overtaking waste service vehicles.
Sponsor: Carla Schuessler House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/15/2024
Keywords: Utilities
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S 0156 Prohibits natural gas or electric public utilities from disclosing customer informationSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits natural gas or electric public utilities from disclosing customer information to a third party without the express consent of the customer.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric Gas Senate Utilities
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S 0176 Prohibits a public utility from recovering legal fees paid by the utility for the violation of lawSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a public utility from recovering legal fees from customers that were paid by the utility for the violation of a federal, state, regulation or local statute or ordinance.
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric Senate Utilities
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S 0218 Enacts the Ratepayer Protection ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Suspends the process by which a public utility seeks a change in rate, toll, rental, charge or classification during a declared state of emergency.
Sponsor: Maymia McLeod House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Electric Gas Senate Sewer Utilities Water
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S 0330 Adds tiered penalties for damage to an electric utility system05.02.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds language from the House fentanyl bill.04.26.2023 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.02.21.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.16.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds cable systems to the bill and language from S331 that creates the offense of malicious injury of a utility. 01.18.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds tiered penalties for damage to an electric utility system.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-102 Status Date: 5/16/2023
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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S 0331 Creates the offense of malicious injury of a gasoline, natural gas, propane or electric utility02.16.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee did not take action on this bill.01.18.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of malicious injury of a gasoline, natural gas, propane or electric utility by use of a firearm or destructive device.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Talley (ch), Hutto, Malloy, Gustafson, Reichenbach Status Date: 1/12/2023
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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S 0390 Limits the amount of a stormwater fee to fifteen percent of the amount of ad valorem taxes levied on the propertySummary of the bill as introduced: Limits the amount of a stormwater fee to fifteen percent of the amount of ad valorem taxes levied on the property by the local government imposing the stormwater fee.
Sponsor: Rex Rice House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 1/17/2023
Keywords: Sewer Utilities Water
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S 0523 Requires Central Electric Power Cooperative to submit all contracts or plans to several agencies for reviewSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires Central Electric Power Cooperative to submit all contracts or plans to the Public Service Commission, the Joint Bond Review Committee and the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/15/2023
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc