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Sponsors: Reps. Sandifer and Loftis
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Introduced in the House on February 21, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on May 28, 2013
Last Amended on May 23, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Summary: Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Act of 2007
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/21/2013 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9) 2/21/2013 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 9) 4/11/2013 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 32) 4/15/2013 Scrivener's error corrected 4/17/2013 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). JE Smith, Cobb-Hunter, Sandifer, Funderburk, Lowe, Neal, Bernstein, Jefferson, Ott, Govan, Munnerlyn, Parks, Gambrell, Sabb, Long, Powers Norrell, Ridgeway, Weeks, RL Brown, Brannon, Allison, Williams, Whipper, Hosey, Gilliard, Mack, Forrester, Goldfinch, HA Crawford, Hardwick, Bedingfield, Nanney, Loftis, GR Smith, Robinson-Simpson, Bowers, Pope (House Journal-page 59) 5/15/2013 House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-16-13 (House Journal-page 23) 5/23/2013 House Amended (House Journal-page 43) 5/23/2013 House Read second time (House Journal-page 43) 5/23/2013 House Roll call Yeas-70 Nays-40 (House Journal-page 45) 5/23/2013 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 46) 5/24/2013 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 4) 5/24/2013 Scrivener's error corrected 5/28/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6) 5/28/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 6)
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Indicates Matter Stricken
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May 23, 2013
S. Printed 5/23/13--H. [SEC 5/24/13 3:40 PM]
Read the first time February 21, 2013.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 8, CHAPTER 52, TITLE 48, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE "ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION ACT OF 2007", SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN DEFINITIONS, TO CHANGE CERTIFICATION STANDARDS WITH WHICH MAJOR FACILITY PROJECTS MUST COMPLY, TO ELIMINATE REFERENCE TO THE LEED AND GREEN GLOBES CERTIFICATION RATING SYSTEMS, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 48-52-830 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 48-52-830. (A)(1) All major facility projects in this State, as defined in Section 48-52-810(10)(i), must be designed, constructed, and at least certified as receiving two globes using the Green Globes Rating System in place as of January 1, 2013 or receiving the LEED Silver standard in place as of January 1, 2013. All major facility projects in this State, as defined in Section 48-52-810(10)(a)(ii) or (iii), must be analyzed using a life cycle cost analysis comparing the cost and benefits of designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating the facility at the LEED Silver standard or two globes standard, or better, with certification; normal industry and regulatory standards as applicable; or some standard between the two that causes the project to be designed and constructed in a manner that achieves the lowest thirty-year life cycle cost.
(2) In obtaining certification as receiving two globes using the Green Globes Rating System, a major facility project must earn at least twenty percent of the available points for energy performance under 'C.1.1 Energy Consumption'. In obtaining certification as meeting the LEED Silver standard, a major facility project must earn at least forty percent of the available points for energy performance under 'EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance'. The State Engineer's Office may waive the requirements of this item for a proposed major facility project should it determine that the costs of meeting this item are not economically feasible. The State Engineer's Office shall notify the board of the reason for the issuance of a waiver.
(B) Notwithstanding another provision of law, the board may
petition the General Assembly to require all major facility projects be certified to a high-performance utilize the Green Globes Rating System in place as of January 1, 2013, or the LEED Silver standard in place as of January 1, 2013 as a building rating system standard in addition to or instead of the systems provided in this chapter. However, any alternate rating system adopted by the General Assembly must be no less stringent than the systems provided in this chapter for purposes of this article.
(C) The board shall administer and enforce the provisions in this article. Also, the board may adopt rules and promulgate regulations to comply with the goals set forth in Section 48-52-820."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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