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Stopping Offshore Drilling (Budget Amendment)

Bill #: H.4000

Session: 2019-2020

Topics:

Energy Energy

Outcome

CVSC supported this bill and it passed.

After offshore drilling bills stalled in 2019, Senator Campsen wanted to make sure we at least had a way to temporarily block offshore drilling from occurring off the SC coast.

The amendment aimed to prohibit the industrialization of our coastline with onshore infrastructure needed to process, store, and transport oil pulled out of the ocean. We thank Senator Campsen for introducing the amendment with a long list of supporters – including Senators Bright Matthews, Malloy, Senn, Harpootlian, Setzler, and Davis, as well as Governor McMaster and Attorney General Wilson.

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

H.4000 Amendment No. 29A Stopping Offshore Drilling

South Carolina Senators overwhelmingly approved (with a vote of 40-4) a budget amendment to the budget bill, H.4000, that would block the permitting of onshore infrastructure needed for offshore drilling and seismic testing to occur.

Legislator
Party
District
Office
Sponsor
Vote
Conservation Vote
R
1
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
7
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
38
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
44
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
43
Senate
Yes
Yea
+
R
3
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
15
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
5
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
18
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
46
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
17
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
4
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
34
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
16
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
37
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
+
D
42
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
31
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
6
Senate
No
NV
NV
D
29
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
13
Senate
No
Nay
-
R
25
Senate
No
Yea
+
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
Yea
+
R
33
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
11
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
2
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
32
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
19
Senate
No
NV
NV
R
41
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
26
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
23
Senate
No
Yea
+
D
27
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
12
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
8
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
9
Senate
No
Nay
-
D
30
Senate
No
Yea
+
R
24
Senate
No
Yea
+