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Energy Market Reform (RTO)

Bill #: H.4940

Session: 2019-2020

Topics:

Energy Energy

Outcome

CVSC supported this bill and it passed.

Introduced by Representatives Sandifer and Forrester, H.4949 sought to establish an electricity market reform study committee charged with assessing the ratepayer and clean energy benefits of various energy market reforms, including joining or creating a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO).

The conservation community believes that reforming the energy marketplace in South Carolina – including introduction of a RTO in SC – would introduce additional competition into the clean energy marketplace, incentivize cheaper and cleaner alternatives to traditional energy sources, and drive down energy rates for consumers.

After a short debate, the bill passed the House with a vote of 81-31 and ultimately passed into law in 2020.

  • This is a Pro-Conservation Bill.
  • + Pro Conservation Vote
  • - Anti Conservation Vote
  • EA Excused Absence
  • NV Not Voting
  • N/A Not in Office
  • A Abstained (Conflict of Interest)

H.4940 Energy Market Reform (RTO)

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