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DHEC Restructuring

Bill #: S.2

Session: 2021-2022


Regulatory Regulatory


CVSC opposed this bill and it did not pass.

S.2 splits DHEC up into two separate agencies: the Department of Public and Behavioral Health and the Department of Environmental Services. The latter agency would, in large part, function as a permitting agency directly accountable to the Governor as a cabinet agency. CVSC had significant concerns over this bill, but S.2 passed through the Senate with very few amendments. The House Ways and Means committee, however, wanted further study of a potential splitting of the agency. In the end, the bill was never taken up on the House floor.