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Offshore Wind Industry

Bill #: H.4831

Session: 2021-2022

Topics:

Energy Energy

Outcome

CVSC supported this bill and it passed.

House 85-21
Senate 45-0

The Offshore Wind Industries Bill, H.4831, was introduced by Representative Jason Elliott (R-Greenville) in 2022. The bill directed the Department of Commerce to study how we South Carolina can attract offshore wind supply chain manufacturers into the state – creating green jobs and benefitting our economy. It breezed through the House and Senate LCI committees but hit a snag in the Senate. On the day that the news broke that the Carolina Panthers were pulling out of their side of the deal on a Rock Hill training facility, Senator Martin (R-Spartanburg) decided to make a point and amended the bill to direct the Department to study how best to bring an “offshore headquarters” for the Panthers to the state – an intentionally nonsensical amendment. The bill continued to be amended right up until the day it received second reading in the Senate. Luckily, in conference committee, the Carolina Panthers amendment was removed and a clean bill moved on to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

  • + Pro Conservation Vote
  • - Anti Conservation Vote
  • EA Excused Absence
  • NV Not Voting
  • NA Not in Office
  • A Abstained (Conflict of Interest)

H.4831 Offshore Wind Industries (vote on Conference Report)

Despite the Amendment that the senate adopted to make this an anti-Carolina Panthers bill, the Senate approved the Conference Committee report that restored H.4831’s original purpose with a unanimous, 39-0, vote. This is a Pro-Conservation Bill. The pro-conservation vote was “Yea” to adopt the conference report.

Legislator
Party
District
Office
Sponsor
Vote
CVSC Vote
R
44
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
1
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
7
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
38
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
43
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
3
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
15
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
5
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
18
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
46
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
17
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
4
Senate
No
NV
NV
R
10
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
34
Senate
No
NV
NV
R
37
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
27
Senate
No
EA
EA
D
20
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
28
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
40
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
21
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
36
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
16
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
11
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
42
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
6
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
29
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
13
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
25
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
45
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
35
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
22
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
14
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
33
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
31
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
2
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
32
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
19
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
41
Senate
No
EA
EA
D
26
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
23
Senate
No
NV
NV
D
39
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
12
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
8
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
9
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
30
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
24
Senate
No
Yea
+
  • + Pro Conservation Vote
  • - Anti Conservation Vote
  • EA Excused Absence
  • NV Not Voting
  • NA Not in Office
  • A Abstained (Conflict of Interest)

H.4831 Offshore Wind (Second Reading)

After being passed out favorably by the Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee, the House gave this bill second reading by a vote of 85-21. This is a Pro-Conservation Bill. The pro-conservation vote was “Yea” on second reading.

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