ARPA and Contingency Reserve Fund

Introduced by Represenative Bannister and Speaker Smith, this joint resolution would allocate $500 million from the contingency reserve fund to the Department of Commerce to fund economic development projects. The joint resolution would also allocate $586.6 million of…

DHEC Reform

Introduced by Senators Peeler and Alexander, S.399 is a big bill with far-reaching consequences. Most importantly the current version of the bill being debated: Splits DHEC up into two separate agencies: the Department of…

PSC and ORS Employees

Introduced by Rep. Stavrinakis, the bill would prohibit PSC (Public Service Commission) and ORS (Office of Regulatory Staff) employees from receiving anything of value from a utility. The bill also requires an additional report when a lobbyist has…

Petroleum Pipelines

Introduced by Rep. Hixon, the bill would establish provisions related to petroleum pipelines, including requiring the reporting of a spill or accidental release, among other things. Status: H.3155 was introduced and referred to the House Agriculture…

Beach Restoration and Improvement Trust Fund

Introduced by Senators Campsen and Davis, the bill would place the Beach Restoration and Improvement Trust Fund under the authority of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and require the General Assembly to appropriate a certain amount…

Alternative Fuel Tax Credit

Introduced by Rep. Brandon Newton and a long list of bipartisan co-sponsors, the bill will add electricity to the definition of alternative fuel and would add electrical equipment to the definition of eligible property, in relation to the…

SC Conservation Enhancement Act

Introduced by Reps. Lowe and Murrell Smith (and a long list of co-sponsors), this bill would require a portion of the deed recording fee to be credited to the South Carolina Conservation Bank Fund. A deed recording fee…

Trail Tax Credits

The bill would provide an income tax credit to a property owner who encumbers his property with a perpetual recreational trail easement. Status: H.3121 was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Ratepayer Protection Act (whistleblower protection)

The bill would “add definitions,” and prohibit a public utility from taking adverse employment action against an employee who reported wrongdoing by the public utility to the Office of Regulatory Staff; and provide remedies if a public utility…

Air Pollution

Introduce by Senator Fanning, the bill would prohibit the emission of air contaminants from a regulated source, like a power plant or chemical factory, that ‘creates a nuisance.’ The bill determines the criteria of a nuisance, which includes…