Bills Assigned to Keyword - Electric (15)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 4/12/2024


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 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 3808 Requires an electrical utility to bury all of its new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a municipalitySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an electrical utility to bury all of its new electrical power transmission lines installed within the boundaries of a municipality beginning on January 2, 2024.
Sponsor: Christopher Hart House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/25/2023
Keywords: Electric
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H 3824 Adds electricity to the definition of alternative fuel05.04.2023 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.26.2023 The House Ways and Means Sales, Use and Income Tax subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds electricity to the definition of alternative fuel for the purposes of an income tax credit equal to 25 percent of the cost of purchasing, constructing and installing the eligible property.
Sponsor: Brandon Newton House Com: WM Senate Com: Fin
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Finance Status Date: 5/11/2023
Keywords: Electric
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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 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: Thayer, Chapman Status Date: 3/20/2024
Keywords: Electric 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 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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S 0684 Requires municipalities, electric utilities and others that operate an electric vehicle charging station do so through a separate entity Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires municipalities, electric utilities, electric cooperatives and other consolidated political subdivisions that operate an electric vehicle charging station do so through a separate, unregulated entity.
Sponsor: Lawrence Grooms House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/28/2023
Keywords: Electric General Governance
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S 0779 Enacts the Energy Independence and Risk Reduction Act03.21.2024 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes numerous changes to the Public Service Commission and other electrical utility issues related to ratepayers and oversight.
Sponsor: Scott Talley House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Rankin (ch), Hutto, Campsen, Adams, Devine Status Date: 1/16/2024
Keywords: Electric Utilities
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