Bills Assigned to Keyword - Electric (16)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/7/2021


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: Senate - Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0 Status Date: 5/6/2021
Keywords: Electric Environment House Utilities
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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 3923 Excludes materials used in the production of electricity from a renewable energy source from sales tax Summary of the bill as introduced: Excludes the gross proceeds of sales or sales price of machinery, machine tools used in the production of electricity from a renewable energy source from the sales tax. 
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Status Date: 2/18/2021
Keywords: Electric Sales Taxes
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H 4160 Prohibits an electric or natural gas utility from transferring payment between accountsSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits an electric or natural gas utility from transferring or applying a delinquent, late, overdue or unpaid balance from one account to another account in the same customer's name.
Sponsor: Robert Williams House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/6/2021
Keywords: Electric
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H 4164 Requires an electric or natural gas utility to exempt ratepayers that are 65 years old and older from surchargesSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electric or natural gas utility to exempt ratepayers that are 65 years old and older from surcharges related to the collection of payments.
Sponsor: Samuel Rivers House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/6/2021
Keywords: Electric
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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 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 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: House - Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments Status Date: 4/30/2021
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 0344 Enacts the Ratepayer Protection ActSummary 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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S 0549 Outlines that the tax credit for the purchase and installation of solar energy items is a refundable creditSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines that the tax credit for the purchase and installation of a solar energy system for heating water, space heating, air cooling or generation electricity is a refundable credit.
Sponsor: Sandra Senn House Com: Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 2/16/2021
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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