Wildlife Trading – Turtles

This bill aimed to protect native reptiles and amphibians from the illegal wildlife trade, similar to efforts adopted in other Southeastern states. This bill was referred to the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee. The Committee added an amendment…

PSC Reform (3 Year Cooling Off Period)

H.4776 lengthens the cooling-off period that a Commissioner has to wait before being able to take a job with a utility company from 1 Year to 3 Years.

Land Conservation (30×30)

S.1024 establishes a state goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land within South Carolina by 2030.

Energy Market Reform (RTO)

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…

PSC Reform

S. 947 lengthens the cooling-off period that a Commissioner has to wait before being able to take a job with a utility company from 1 Year to 4 Years.

PSC Reform

H. 4260 provides protections for employees of a public utility who report wrongdoing by the utility and to provide remedies for employees who are dismissed or suffer adverse employment actions because of a report or wrongdoing.

Illegal Dumping

S.1021 seeks to increase penalties for dumping solid waste and litter on privately owned lands.

PSC Reform

H.3641 requires the commissioners and their employees to attend at least six hours of continuing education curriculum and directs the office of regulatory staff to conduct certain examinations.

Carbon Free 2050

S.1025 directs the state energy office to develop and provide recommendations to implement a plan to make all government operations carbon free by 2050.