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Dam Safety Reform

Bill #: H.3218

Session: 2017-2018

Topics:

Regulatory Regulatory

Outcome

CVSC supported this bill and it did not pass.

In response to the floods of 2015-2016, Speaker Lucas (R-Darlington) and Representatives Hiott (R-Pickens), V.S. Moss (R-Cherokee), Pitts (R-Laurens), West (R-Anderson), and Crosby (R-Charleston) and several House members introduced H.3218, which sought to update the dam safety law to give DHEC the tools and data necessary to protect citizens, their property, and the environment. The House Ag and Natural Resources Committee worked diligently to study the issue and shepherd the bill through the House. On February 2, 2017, H.3218 passed the House by a vote of 102-1.

H.3218 remained in the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources for the rest of session.

Intense debate and a focus on other issues in the Senate slowed progress of this bill. Rather than abandoning efforts, however, the Senate and House both committed to intense and thoughtful work over the “off-season” to craft legislation supported by a broad array of stakeholders as well as House and Senate members.

Only time will tell if this process bears fruit and if meaningful legislation will be crafted for introduction and adoption in 2019.

  • This is a Pro-Conservation Bill.
  • The Pro-Conservation Vote was YES for passage in the House
  • The bill passed the House in 2017, but stalled and died in the Senate
  • + Pro Conservation Vote
  • - Anti Conservation Vote
  • EA Excused Absence
  • NV Not Voting
  • N/A Not in Office
  • A Abstained (Conflict of Interest)

H.3218 Dam Safety Reform (Second)

Legislator
Party
District
Office
Sponsor
Vote
Conservation Vote
D
59
House
No
NV
NV
R
36
House
No
Yea
+
D
103
House
No
Yea
+
D
42
House
No
Yea
+
R
94
House
No
Yea
+
D
57
House
No
Yea
+
R
87
House
No
NV
NV
D
80
House
No
Yea
+
R
71
House
No
Yea
+
D
90
House
No
NV
NV
R
24
House
No
Yea
+
R
28
House
No
Yea
+
R
114
House
No
Yea
+
D
78
House
No
Yea
+
R
81
House
No
Yea
+
D
122
House
No
NV
NV
R
123
House
No
Yea
+
D
70
House
No
N/A
N/A
D
116
House
No
Yea
+
R
48
House
No
N/A
N/A
R
17
House
No
Yea
+
R
89
House
No
NV
NV
R
35
House
No
Yea
+
R
3
House
No
Yea
+
R
107
House
No
Yea
+
D
82
House
No
Yea
+
D
66
House
No
Yea
+
R
110
House
No
Yea
+
R
32
House
No
Yea
+
R
5
House
No
Yea
+
R
68
House
No
Yea
+
R
117
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
92
House
No
Yea
+
R
100
House
No
Yea
+
R
43
House
No
Yea
+
D
23
House
No
Yea
+
D
41
House
No
Yea
+
R
104
House
No
Yea
+
R
22
House
No
Yea
+
R
124
House
No
Yea
+
R
26
House
No
Yea
+
R
75
House
No
NV
NV
R
39
House
No
Yea
+
R
34
House
No
Yea
+
R
106
House
No
Yea
+
D
52
House
No
Yea
+
R
11
House
No
Yea
+
D
111
House
No
Yea
+
D
95
House
No
Yea
+
R
20
House
No
Yea
+
R
105
House
No
Yea
+
D
73
House
No
NV
NV
D
55
House
No
EA
EA
R
21
House
No
Yea
+
D
31
House
No
N/A
N/A
D
54
House
No
Yea
+
R
118
House
No
Yea
+
R
108
House
No
Yea
+
R
8
House
No
Nay
-
R
4
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
83
House
No
Yea
+
D
91
House
No
Yea
+
D
76
House
No
NV
NV
R
85
House
No
Yea
+
D
102
House
No
Yea
+
R
58
House
No
Yea
+
R
63
House
No
Yea
+
D
49
House
No
Yea
+
D
61
House
No
Yea
+
D
97
House
No
Yea
+
R
19
House
No
Yea
+
R
37
House
No
Yea
+
R
60
House
No
Yea
+
R
65
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
99
House
No
N/A
N/A
D
109
House
No
Yea
+
R
38
House
No
Nay
-
R
40
House
No
Yea
+
R
115
House
No
Yea
+
R
13
House
No
Nay
-
D
77
House
No
Yea
+
R
56
House
No
N/A
N/A
D
101
House
No
Yea
+
D
31
House
No
Yea
+
R
29
House
No
Yea
+
R
30
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
98
House
No
Yea
+
D
70
House
No
Yea
+
R
45
House
No
Yea
+
R
120
House
No
Yea
+
R
48
House
No
Yea
+
D
44
House
No
Yea
+
D
93
House
No
Yea
+
D
12
House
No
Yea
+
D
113
House
No
N/A
N/A
R
14
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
47
House
No
Yea
+
R
10
House
No
Yea
+
R
69
House
No
NV
NV
D
64
House
No
Yea
+
D
121
House
No
EA
EA
R
15
House
No
Yea
+
D
25
House
No
Yea
+
D
74
House
No
NV
NV
R
56
House
No
Yea
+
R
2
House
No
Yea
+
R
46
House
No
Yea
+
R
67
House
No
Yea
+
R
27
House
No
Yea
+
D
72
House
No
Yea
+
R
112
House
No
Yea
+
R
96
House
No
Yea
+
D
119
House
No
Yea
+
R
18
House
No
Yea
+
R
33
House
No
Yea
+
R
86
House
No
Yea
+
R
9
House
No
Yea
+
D
79
House
No
NV
NV
R
88
House
No
Yea
+
R
28
House
No
N/A
N/A
D
51
House
No
Yea
+
R
7
House
Yes
NV
NV
D
50
House
No
Yea
+
D
113
House
No
Yea
+
R
6
House
No
NV
NV
R
1
House
No
Yea
+
D
62
House
No
Yea
+
R
16
House
No
Yea
+
R
84
House
No
N/A
N/A
R
53
House
No
Yea
+