S.C. Conservation Enhancement Act

This bill would require a portion of the deed recording fee to be credited to the South Carolina Conservation Bank Fund. This would give the Bank a dedicated source of funding consistent with the rate of development in the state.

Working Agricultural Lands Bill

This bill establishes the Working Farmland Protection fund at the Conservation Bank, which provides permanent protection to working farmlands.

Transfer of Development Rights

This bill addresses sprawl, overdevelopment, and conservation through a transfer of development rights program (TDR). H. 4996 permissively assigns selected areas as “sending zones” and “receiving zones,” in which a sending zone can sell certain development rights to receiving zones.

Petroleum Pipelines

Introduced by Rep. Hixon, the bill would establish provisions related to petroleum pipelines, including requiring the reporting of a spill or accidental release, among other things. Status: H.3155 was introduced and referred to the House Agriculture…

Beach Restoration and Improvement Trust Fund

Introduced by Senators Campsen and Davis, the bill would place the Beach Restoration and Improvement Trust Fund under the authority of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and require the General Assembly to appropriate a certain amount…

SC Public Lands Enhancement Act

Senators Campsen and Davis filed this bill to support land protection by reallocating a portion of the sales tax revenue generated by sporting goods stores to a fund dedicated to capital improvements of public lands such as parks and wildlife…

Conservation Enhancement Act

Introduced by Senators Campsen and Davis, the bill would require a portion of the deed recording fee to be credited to the South Carolina Conservation Bank Fund. A deed recording fee is the fee imposed when transferring land…

Conservation Enhancement Act

The conservation enhancement act (S.1039 in the Senate and H.4956 in the House) re-establishes the Deed Stamp funding mechanism for the South Carolina Conservation Bank. This critical funding would generate an estimated ~$22 million in FY 2022, vastly increasing the…

30×30 Land Protection

S.220 would establish a goal of protecting 30% of South Carolina by 2030 and create an interagency taskforce to develop policies, programs, and funding recommendations to achieve that goal.

Green Space Sales Tax

The Green Space Sales Tax bill was introduced in 2021 by Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). As initially written, coastal counties could approve added funding for green space creation and improvement in their counties via ballot referendum through a 1% increase…