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South Carolina Legislation

The Sierra Club Legislative Tracker provides up-to-date information on current bills and proposed rules and regulations under consideration by the South Carolina General Assembly. During the current 2013-14 legislative session this material is updated at least weekly. These pages also provide useful links to legislation, committee lists, legislator emails and the very useful and user friendly statehouse homepage.

http://www.scstatehouse.net/index.html

Name Bill Issue Status Our Position
Third Party Leasing of Solar Electricity S.1189 (formerly S.536) Energy 5/13/14: S.1189 is before the House Labor, House and Industry Subcommittee, having made it through the Senate unanimously support
  action needed on S.1189 (formerly S.536): Contact your state Senator in support of this bill. Find out more.
Clean Energy Tax Incentives H.3644, S.525 Energy 5/13/14: H.3644 made it out of the House and is before the Senate Finance Committe. S.525 made out of the Senate Finance Committee, after broadening the tax credit to "clean" energy, but is contested in the Senate. support, with concerns
  action needed on H.3644, S.525: None Find out more.
Solar Tax Credit H.3834/S.329 Energy 5/13/14: This bill passed the House and is currently awaiting subcommittee assignment in the Senate Finance Committee. It's companion bill made it out of Senate Finance. support
  action needed on H.3834/S.329: Please contact your Senator and let him/her know that you support this bill and want to see more solar tax credits made available in South Carolina. To contact your Senator, please locate the "Find Your Legislators" applicable at the bottom, left of the main page of the State House website. Find out more.
Pollution Amnesty Act H.3925 Water Quality 5/13/14: This bill made it out of the House after a couple positive amendments, though it is still not a bill we can support. It is before Subcommittee of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee oppose
  action needed on H.3925: Contact members of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee and tell them you oppose H.3925 because you do not believe corporations should have amnesty for polluting. It is also unconstitutional. Find out more.
DHEC Board Review H.3827 Other 5/13/14: This bill made it out of the House and is currently before the full Senate Committee on Medicial Affairs. oppose
  action needed on H.3827: Contact members of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee and tell them you oppose H.3827 because the DHEC Board is a vital part of the permit review process and the process in weighing environmental damage. If your personal Senator is not on the Medical Affairs Committee, we recommend you contact him or her as well. To find your personal Senator, use the "Find Your Legislator" application on the main page of the State House website, found here. Find out more.
Surface Water - Fairness of Permitting H.4817 Water Quality 5/13/14: This joint resolution was introduced in the House this year and has yet to receive subcommittee assignment. support
  action needed on H.4817: Contact members of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee and tell them to support this bill and to call for a subcommittee hearing on this bill in 2014! If your Representative is not on this Committee, please contact your Representative and ask them to support the bill and to call for a subcommittee hearing on it. To find your Representative, please use the "Find Your Legislators" application in the bottom, left corner of the main page, found here. Find out more.
Surface Water Registration Moratorium H.4794 Water Quality 5/13/14: This joint resolution was introduced in the House this year and has yet to receive subcommittee assignment. support
  action needed on H.4794: Contact members of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee and tell them to support this bill and to call for a subcommittee hearing on this bill in 2014! If your Representative is not on this Committee, please contact your Representative and ask them to support the bill and to call for a subcommittee hearing on it. To find your Representative, please use the "Find Your Legislators" application in the bottom, left corner of the main page, found here. Find out more.
Waste Flow Control H.3290 Solid Waste 4/7/14: This bill passed out of the House and the Senate Medical Affairs committee in 2013. It is currently stalled on the Senate floor oppose
  action needed on H.3290: None now. We believe the bill is stalled for the year. Find out more.
Conservation Bank Conservation Bank funding Land Preservation 4/7/14: full formula funding included in this year's House budget; the Senate has still yet to consider funding for the year. support
  action needed on Conservation Bank funding: None Find out more.
LEED Standards Bill H.3592 Energy 4/7/14: This bill has been ratified and passed into law. support
  action needed on H.3592: None. Find out more.
Electronic Waste Recycling H.3847 Solid Waste 4/7/14: This bill has been passed into law without any flow control amendments support
  action needed on H.3847: None Find out more.
   
   

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