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H 3357 - Requires electrical utilities to bury power lines

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Christopher Hart (D)
Last Action: 1/20/2015 - House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires electrical utilities operating in the state to bury all of its new electrical power lines installed within the boundaries of a municipality after January 2, 2016. The bill also requires utilities to bury existing lines before January 1, 2023.

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H 3357 General Bill, By Hart
Summary: Electric utility companies
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ELECTRICAL UTILITY OPERATING IN THIS STATE SHALL BURY ALL OF ITS NEW ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION LINES INSTALLED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF A MUNICIPALITY IN THIS STATE AFTER JANUARY 2, 2016, AND SHALL BURY ALL OF ITS EXISTING ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION LINES LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF A MUNICIPALITY IN THIS STATE ACCORDING TO A GRADUATED SCHEDULE BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2023; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-20, RELATING TO AREAS TO WHICH THE CHAPTER IS INAPPLICABLE, SO AS TO MAKE THE CHAPTER APPLICABLE TO SECTION 58-27-25.
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01/20/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 17)
01/20/15House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 17)



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