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Santee Cooper Reform

Bill #: H.3194

Session: 2021-2022

Topics:

Energy Energy

Outcome

CVSC supported this bill and it passed.

House 89-26
Senate 44-1

H.3194 successfully reformed our largest state-owned electrical utility, Santee Cooper, creating better systems for oversight and management as well as mechanisms to advance clean energy. Despite servicing millions of South Carolina residents, Santee Cooper’s high-profile failures and struggles with debt caused legislators to push for change, with some supporting its sale and others just supporting reform. Ultimately, the effort to sell Santee Cooper failed in favor of reform through H.3194.

After extensive debate and competing amendments from the House and Senate, the final outcome was a definitive win for the conservation community. The bill contains clear steps forward for oversight and improved governance, giving the Public Service Commission and Office of Regulatory Staff more regulatory authority and improving transparency and engagement with the public. The bill devotes a significant focus to retirement of polluting coal plants, including a community-based just transition process and a required study of transitioning to carbon neutral generation scenario by 2050 into long-term planning.

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

H.3194 Santee Cooper Reform (2nd Reading in Senate)

After significant debate, the Senate amended H.3194 to reform Santee Cooper and gave the bill second reading by a vote of 44-1. This is a Pro-Conservation Bill. The pro-conservation vote was “Yea” on second reading.

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
Nay
-
R
18
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
46
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
17
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
4
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
10
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
34
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
37
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
27
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
20
Senate
No
Yea
+
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
Yea
+
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
NA
NA
R
2
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
32
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
19
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
41
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
26
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
23
Senate
No
Yea
+
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.3194 Santee Cooper Reform (2nd Reading in House)

After significant debate, the House gave the bill to reform Santee Cooper second reading by a vote of 89-26. 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
EA
EA
D
57
House
No
NV
NV
R
104
House
No
Nay
-
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
-
R
107
House
No
Nay
-
R
48
House
No
Yea
+
R
17
House
No
Yea
+
R
112
House
No
Yea
+
R
87
House
No
Yea
+
R
3
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
89
House
No
Yea
+
R
35
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
Yea
+
R
68
House
No
Nay
-
R
52
House
No
Yea
+
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
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
Yea
+
D
111
House
No
Yea
+
D
95
House
No
Nay
-
R
19
House
No
Yea
+
R
105
House
No
Nay
-
D
73
House
No
Yea
+
R
55
House
No
Yea
+
D
31
House
No
Yea
+
D
54
House
No
Yea
+
R
118
House
No
Yea
+
R
108
House
No
Nay
-
R
8
House
No
Nay
-
R
4
House
No
Yea
+
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
Nay
-
R
58
House
No
Nay
-
D
80
House
No
Yea
+
D
64
House
No
Nay
-
R
14
House
No
Yea
+
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
Yes
Yea
+
R
60
House
No
Yea
+
R
65
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
38
House
No
Yea
+
R
40
House
No
Yea
+
D
117
House
No
Nay
-
R
88
House
No
Yea
+
R
96
House
No
Yea
+
R
13
House
Yes
Yea
+
D
41
House
No
Nay
-
R
44
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
56
House
No
Nay
-
D
101
House
No
Yea
+
D
15
House
No
NV
NV
R
33
House
No
Yea
+
R
20
House
No
Yea
+
R
29
House
No
Yea
+
R
30
House
No
Yea
+
R
98
House
No
Yea
+
D
116
House
No
Yea
+
R
45
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
120
House
No
Yea
+
R
34
House
No
Yea
+
R
84
House
No
Yea
+
D
93
House
No
Nay
-
D
12
House
No
NV
NV
D
113
House
No
Nay
-
R
47
House
No
Yea
+
D
121
House
No
NV
NV
D
25
House
No
Yea
+
D
72
House
No
Yea
+
D
74
House
Yes
NV
NV
R
2
House
No
Yea
+
R
46
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
27
House
No
Yea
+
R
99
House
No
Nay
-
R
67
House
Yes
Yea
+
D
119
House
No
Yea
+
R
18
House
No
EA
EA
R
86
House
No
Yea
+
D
109
House
No
NV
NV
R
9
House
No
Yea
+
D
79
House
Yes
Yea
+
R
28
House
No
Yea
+
D
51
House
No
Yea
+
R
7
House
No
Yea
+
D
115
House
No
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
EA
EA
R
69
House
No
Yea
+
R
53
House
Yes
Yea
+