H.3653 Immunity from Nuisance Suits (Second in Senate)
In the Senate, the bill was placed on special order to overcome the objection of Senator Bright-Matthews and others.
Once the bill was up for debate, Senator Sheheen filibustered the bill, aided by Senators Campsen, Davis, Fanning, Hutto, Kimpson, Martin, and Bright-Matthews. Through their efforts, the bill was amended and its impacts greatly reduced, but still put property owners in a weak position against polluting industrial neighbors. On January 31, 2018, the Senate passed the amended version of H.3653 by a vote of 29-14. The House agreed with the Senate amendments and sent the bill to the Governor.
- This is an Anti-Conservation Bill.
- The Pro-Conservation Vote was NO for the bill’s passage.
- The bill passed the House in 2017, an amended version passed the Senate in 2018 and was agreed to by the House, and the bill was signed into law by the Governor in 2018.