Bills Assigned to Keyword - Utilities (27)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


H 3195 Prohibits a municipality from charging water customers who live outside of the corporate limits more Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from charging water customers who live outside of the corporate limits more than it charges municipal residents.
Sponsor: Timothy McGinnis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Hixon Status Date: 2/16/2021
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3272 Enacts the Fair Access to Residential Water ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipality from charging those who reside outside of the municipal boundaries higher rates for water services than it charges municipal residents.
Sponsor: Jonathon Hill House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3273 Allows additional members to municipal councils to represent nonresident residential water and sewer customersSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows additional members to municipal councils to represent nonresident residential municipal water and sewer customers when these customers are charged higher rates for water and sewer than residents.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3280 Makes restrictions on interruptions to electric utility service applicable to commercial customersSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes restrictions on residential interruptions to electric utility service applicable to commercial customers.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Electric House Utilities
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H 3311 Prohibits a public utility or a third party authorized by a public utility to accept paymentsSummary 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.
Sponsor: John King House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Electric House Utilities Water
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H 3354 Exempts a renewable energy resource property from property taxes05.04.2021 The Senate Finance Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes a technical change.05.04.2021 The Senate Finance Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.18.2021 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2021 The House Ways and Means Property Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts a renewable energy resource property having a nameplate capacity of an operating at no greater than 20 kilowatts from property taxes.
Sponsor: Nathan Ballentine House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Act No. 68 Status Date: 6/1/2021
Keywords: Electric Environment House Utilities
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H 3514 Requires SC DHEC to develop regulations to establish maximum containment levels for water pollutionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, through a joint resolution, to develop regulations to establish maximum containment levels for certain pollutants in public water systems.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley, Willis Status Date: 3/16/2021
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3515 Requires SC DHEC to develop regulations to establish maximum containment levels for water pollutionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, through a joint resolution, to develop regulations to establish maximum containment levels for certain pollutants in public water systems.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers Status Date: 3/4/2021
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3524 Extends the sunset provision for exemptions of private, for-profit pipelines companies03.18.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.16.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Business and Commerce subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the sunset provision for exemptions of private, for-profit pipelines companies until June 30, 2022. 
Sponsor: William Hixon House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/7/2021
Keywords: House Utilities
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H 3574 Enacts the Safe Water Act03.02.2021 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs subcommittee carried this bill over. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a private or public utility or a municipality operating a water system to provide the water purification levels for the water provided by the utility. 
Sponsor: William Clyburn House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Matthews Status Date: 3/11/2021
Keywords: House Utilities Water
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H 3582 Clarifies that a person or corporation using an electric vehicle charging station is not considered an electric utility 02.10.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that a person or corporation using an electric vehicle charging station is not considered an electric utility. 
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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H 3673 Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines within the boundaries of a municipalitySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility to bury all new electrical power transmission lines within the boundaries of a municipality in the state beginning on January 2, 2022. This bill also requires the electric utility to bury all lines by January 2027.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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H 3683 Enacts the South Carolina Ratepayer Protection Act of 202103.17.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides protections for employees who report a wrongdoing by the utility. 
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGarry Status Date: 1/26/2021
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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H 3892 Prohibits SC DHEC from issuing a permit for the construction of a solid waste management facility if located in a certain locationSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits SC DHEC from issuing a permit for the construction of a solid waste management facility or a mining facility if it would be located near a public park or public natural area.
Sponsor: Richard Yow House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson Status Date: 4/20/2021
Keywords: General Governance Sewer Utilities
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H 4149 Prohibits a utility from taking adverse employment action against an employee who reports a wrongdoing04.22.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.21.2021 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 adverse employment action against an employee who reports a wrongdoing by the public utility to the Office of Regulatory Staff.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/29/2021
Keywords: Utilities
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S 0132 Allows the SC Public Service Commission to authorize the issuance of bondsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the SC Public Service Commission to authorize the issuance of bonds for the purpose of offsetting and reducing prudently incurred costs due to a state of emergency declared by the governor.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Electric Senate Utilities
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S 0219 Requires SC DHEC to establish maximum containment levels for certain pollutants in public water systemsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to establish maximum containment levels for certain pollutants in public water systems. 
Sponsor: Thomas McElveen House Com: Senate Com: MA
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Senate Utilities Water
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S 0247 Prohibits electric public utilities from disclosing customer information to a third party Summary 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: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Electric Gas Senate Utilities
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S 0291 Requires a Class A water or sewer utility to submit an integrated resource plan to the SC Public Service CommissionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a Class A water or sewer utility to submit an integrated resource plan to the SC Public Service Commission.
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Senate Sewer Utilities Water
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S 0293 Prohibits a water or sewer utility system from receiving a rate of return while failing to provide adequate serviceSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a water or sewer utility system from receiving a rate of return while failing to provide adequate service because of a failure to plan for reasonably forseeable circumstances.
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Senate Utilities Water
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S 0294 Clarifies that a person or corporation using an electric vehicle charging station to resell electricity is not considered an electric utility Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that a person or corporation using an electric vehicle charging station to resell electricity is not considered an electric utility.
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Electric Senate Utilities
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S 0304 Clarifies that a person or corporation using an electric vehicle charging station is not considered an electric utility 04.22.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.04.21.2021 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds the creation of a joint House and Senate study committee to study the challenges and opportunities for advancing electric vehicles in the state.03.23.2021 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.10.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that a person or corporation using an electric vehicle charging station is not considered an electric utility.
Sponsor: David Climer House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 46 Status Date: 6/1/2021
Keywords: Electric Senate Utilities
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S 0313 Includes political subdivisions in the definition of an electrical utility Summary of the bill as introduced: Includes electric cooperatives and consolidated political subdivisions in the definition of an electrical utility.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Electric Senate Utilities
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S 0316 Includes municipalities and counties supplying water in the definition of utility Summary of the bill as introduced:  Includes municipalities and counties supplying water in the definition of utility.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Senate Sewer Utilities Water
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S 0344 Enacts the Ratepayer Protection Act05.11.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried over this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Public Service Commission to suspend 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 Subcommittee: Senn (ch), Matthews, McLeod, Garrett, M.Johnson Status Date: 5/6/2021
Keywords: Electric Senate Utilities
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