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Saving the Automatic Stay

Bill #: S.105

Session: 2017-2018

Topics:

Regulatory Regulatory

Outcome

CVSC opposed this bill and it passed.

The Automatic Stay is an important pause button that goes into effect when a permit decision is challenged, but before the permit is issued, in the Administrative Law Court (ALC). This stay has paused activities that may have done irreparable harm before the permit is reviewed in the ALC.

S.105 established a time limit on the Stay and shift responsibility for showing irreparable harm to those challenging the permit. The conservation community believes that these actions will greatly impair the ability of citizens to use the legal system and ensure protection of clean air, land, and water.

S.105 was amended (improving it slightly) before being passed out of the Senate after a filibuster led by Senator McElveen.

The amendment limits the stay to 90 days, requires a hearing within 30 days, shifts the burden of proof to the public for maintaining the stay, stipulates that a case cannot be found moot if the stay is lifted and work on the permit proceeds, and requires the Administrative Law Court to address the case within 12 months. The bill also provides an exception for hazardous waste permits, requiring these to follow the “old” version of the automatic stay law. Thanks go to Senators McElveen, Kimpson, Sheheen, Hutto, Senn, Allen, Fanning, Young, and Scott for their work to improve this bad bill.

After passing the Senate, the bill was considered by the House. After a lengthy committee process, the bill made it to the floor of the House where the Senate amendments were preserved and the bill was passed. The bill was then signed into law by Governor McMaster.

 

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

S.105 Saving the Automatic Stay (Second)

After passing the Senate, the bill was considered by the House. After a lengthy committee process, the bill made it to the floor of the House. Here, Representative J.E. Smith, Bernstein, Powers Norrell, Clary and others worked valiantly to delay a vote by introducing hundreds of amendments. As a result, the Senate’s compromised version of S.105 passed the House by a vote of 86-30 on February 27, 2018. This House vote is the focus of this scored vote.

The bill was signed into law by Governor McMaster.

  • This is an Anti-Conservation Bill.
  • The Pro-Conservation Vote was NO for the bill’s passage in the House.
  • An amended bill passed the Senate in 2017, the House in 2018, and was signed into law by the Governor.
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
Yea
-
D
80
House
No
Yea
-
R
71
House
No
Yea
-
D
90
House
No
Nay
+
R
24
House
No
Yea
-
R
28
House
No
N/A
N/A
R
114
House
No
Yea
-
D
78
House
No
Nay
+
R
81
House
No
Yea
-
D
122
House
No
Nay
+
R
123
House
No
Yea
-
D
70
House
No
Nay
+
D
116
House
No
Nay
+
R
48
House
No
Yea
-
R
17
House
No
Yea
-
R
89
House
No
Yea
-
R
35
House
No
Yea
-
R
3
House
No
EA
EA
R
107
House
No
Yea
-
D
82
House
No
Yea
-
D
66
House
No
Nay
+
R
110
House
No
Nay
+
R
32
House
No
Yea
-
R
5
House
No
Yea
-
R
68
House
No
Yea
-
R
117
House
No
Yea
-
R
92
House
No
Yea
-
R
100
House
No
Yea
-
R
43
House
No
Yea
-
D
23
House
No
Nay
+
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
Nay
+
R
11
House
No
Yea
-
D
111
House
No
Nay
+
D
95
House
No
Yea
-
R
20
House
No
NV
NV
R
105
House
No
Yea
-
D
73
House
No
Nay
+
D
55
House
No
Yea
-
R
21
House
No
Yea
-
D
31
House
No
Nay
+
D
54
House
No
Nay
+
R
118
House
No
Nay
+
R
108
House
No
Yea
-
R
8
House
No
Yea
-
R
4
House
No
Yea
-
R
83
House
No
Yea
-
D
91
House
No
Nay
+
D
76
House
No
Nay
+
R
85
House
No
Yea
-
D
102
House
No
Yea
-
R
58
House
No
Yea
-
R
63
House
No
Yea
-
D
49
House
No
Nay
+
D
61
House
No
Yea
-
D
97
House
No
NV
NV
R
19
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
Nay
+
R
38
House
No
Yea
-
R
40
House
No
Yea
-
R
115
House
No
Nay
+
R
13
House
No
Yea
-
D
77
House
No
Yea
-
R
56
House
No
Yea
-
D
101
House
No
Yea
-
D
31
House
No
N/A
N/A
R
29
House
No
Yea
-
R
30
House
No
Yea
-
R
98
House
No
Yea
-
D
70
House
No
N/A
N/A
R
45
House
No
Yea
-
R
120
House
No
Nay
+
R
48
House
No
N/A
N/A
D
44
House
No
Nay
+
D
93
House
No
Yea
-
D
12
House
No
Nay
+
D
113
House
No
Nay
+
R
14
House
No
Yea
-
R
47
House
No
Yea
-
R
10
House
No
Yea
-
R
69
House
No
N/A
N/A
D
64
House
No
Nay
+
D
121
House
No
Nay
+
R
15
House
No
Yea
-
D
25
House
No
Nay
+
D
74
House
No
Yea
-
R
56
House
No
N/A
N/A
R
2
House
No
Yea
-
R
46
House
No
Yea
-
R
67
House
No
Yea
-
R
27
House
No
Yea
-
D
72
House
No
Nay
+
R
112
House
No
EA
EA
R
96
House
No
NV
NV
D
119
House
No
Nay
+
R
18
House
No
Yea
-
R
33
House
No
Yea
-
R
86
House
No
Yea
-
R
9
House
No
Yea
-
D
79
House
No
Nay
+
R
88
House
No
Yea
-
R
28
House
No
Yea
-
D
51
House
No
Yea
-
R
7
House
No
Yea
-
D
50
House
No
Nay
+
D
113
House
No
N/A
N/A
R
6
House
No
Yea
-
R
1
House
No
Yea
-
D
62
House
No
Yea
-
R
16
House
No
Yea
-
R
84
House
No
Yea
-
R
53
House
No
Yea
-
  • + Pro Conservation Vote
  • - Anti Conservation Vote
  • EA Excused Absence
  • NV Not Voting
  • N/A Not in Office
  • A Abstained (Conflict of Interest)

S.105 Saving the Automatic Stay (Adjournment Vote)

After the failed special order vote, the Senate Rules Committee, under the leadership of Senator Massey, used its special order slot to bring this bill up for debate. Senator McElveen led an intense filibuster began with several other Senators working to kill the bill or reduce its impact. In an effort to prolong the filibuster, Senator McElveen moved to adjourn for the day. His motion to adjourn failed 10-22. The adjournment vote is the focus of this scored vote.

  • This is a procedural vote on an Anti-Conservation Bill.
  • The Pro-Conservation Vote was YES for adjournment in the Senate.
  • An amended bill passed the Senate in 2017, the House in 2018, and was signed into law by the Governor.
Legislator
Party
District
Office
Sponsor
Vote
Conservation Vote
R
1
Senate
No
EA
EA
D
7
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
38
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
44
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
43
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
3
Senate
No
N/A
N/A
R
15
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
5
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
20
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
18
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
46
Senate
No
EA
EA
D
17
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
4
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
34
Senate
Yes
Nay
-
R
16
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
37
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
28
Senate
No
Nay
-
D
40
Senate
No
EA
EA
D
21
Senate
No
NV
NV
D
36
Senate
No
EA
EA
D
42
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
31
Senate
No
Nay
-
D
29
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
13
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
25
Senate
No
Nay
-
D
39
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
45
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
35
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
22
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
10
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
14
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
33
Senate
Yes
Nay
-
D
11
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
2
Senate
No
Nay
-
D
32
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
19
Senate
No
NV
NV
R
41
Senate
No
Nay
-
D
26
Senate
No
NV
NV
R
23
Senate
No
Nay
-
D
27
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
12
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
6
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
8
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
9
Senate
Yes
EA
EA
D
30
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
24
Senate
No
Nay
-
  • + Pro Conservation Vote
  • - Anti Conservation Vote
  • EA Excused Absence
  • NV Not Voting
  • N/A Not in Office
  • A Abstained (Conflict of Interest)

S.105 Saving the Automatic Stay (Special Order Vote)

After intense debate in subcommittee and committee in the Senate, the bill made it to the floor of the Senate where it was stalled by an objection from Senator McElveen. The Senate attempted to make this bill priority for consideration (by placing it on “special order”) and overcome Senator McElveen’s objection. The vote on the Senate floor failed to reach the 2/3 majority and failed 25-15 (27 were needed). This failed special order vote is the focus of this scored vote.

  • This is a procedural vote on an Anti-Conservation Bill.
  • The Pro-Conservation Vote was NO for special order in the Senate.
  • An amended bill passed the Senate in 2017, the House in 2018, and was signed into law by the Governor.
Legislator
Party
District
Office
Sponsor
Vote
Conservation Vote
R
1
Senate
No
Yea
-
D
7
Senate
No
Nay
+
R
38
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
44
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
43
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
3
Senate
No
N/A
N/A
R
15
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
5
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
20
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
18
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
46
Senate
No
Yea
-
D
17
Senate
No
Nay
+
R
4
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
34
Senate
Yes
Yea
-
R
16
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
37
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
28
Senate
No
Yea
-
D
40
Senate
No
Nay
+
D
21
Senate
No
NV
NV
D
36
Senate
No
Nay
+
D
42
Senate
No
Nay
+
R
31
Senate
No
Yea
-
D
29
Senate
No
Nay
+
R
13
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
25
Senate
No
Yea
-
D
39
Senate
No
Nay
+
D
45
Senate
No
Nay
+
D
35
Senate
No
Nay
+
D
22
Senate
No
Nay
+
D
10
Senate
No
Nay
+
R
14
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
33
Senate
Yes
Yea
-
D
11
Senate
No
Nay
+
R
2
Senate
No
Yea
-
D
32
Senate
No
Nay
+
D
19
Senate
No
Nay
+
R
41
Senate
No
Yea
-
D
26
Senate
No
NV
NV
R
23
Senate
No
Yea
-
D
27
Senate
No
Nay
+
R
12
Senate
No
EA
EA
R
6
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
8
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
9
Senate
Yes
Yea
-
D
30
Senate
No
Yea
-
R
24
Senate
No
Yea
-