South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 955

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Senators Alexander, Hutto, Setzler, Rankin, Massey and Leatherman
Document Path: l:\s-res\tca\030psc .kmm.tca.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 31, 2018
Introduced in the House on February 15, 2018
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

Summary: Public Utilities Review Committee

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/31/2018  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9)
   1/31/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 9)
    2/6/2018  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 10)
    2/7/2018          Scrivener's error corrected
    2/7/2018  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 39)
    2/7/2018  Senate  Roll call Ayes-42  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 39)
   2/14/2018  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 10)
   2/15/2018  House   Introduced and read first time
   2/15/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/31/2018
2/6/2018
2/7/2018

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COMMITTEE REPORT

February 6, 2018

S. 955

Introduced by Senators Alexander, Hutto, Setzler, Rankin, Massey and Leatherman

S. Printed 2/6/18--S.    [SEC 2/7/18 12:11 PM]

Read the first time January 31, 2018.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (S. 955) to direct the Public Utilities Review Committee to resume screening candidates for the Public Service Commission, Seats 2, 4, and 6, and to advertise for these positions, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

LUKE A. RANKIN for Committee.

            

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT

Explanation of Fiscal Impact

Introduced on January 31, 2018

State Expenditure

This bill requires the Public Utilities Review Committee (PURC) to resume screening candidates for the Public Service Commission Seats 2, 4, and 6. PURC must advertise for these positions, from at least February 16, 2018, through March 2, 2018, and accept applications from February 22, 2018, to March 5, 2018. These applications are to be considered in addition to any applications previously submitted.

Currently, PURC is responsible for nominating no more than three candidates for each seat on the Public Service Commission to be elected by the General Assembly. In addition, any expenses incurred by the committee to qualify and nominate candidates for the Public Service Commission must be borne by the public utilities subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission.

This bill requires PURC to perform activities that will be conducted in the normal course of the committee's business. As a result, this bill does not have an expenditure impact on the general fund, other funds, or federal funds.

Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO DIRECT THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE TO RESUME SCREENING CANDIDATES FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SEATS 2, 4, AND 6, AND TO ADVERTISE FOR THESE POSITIONS FOR AN ADDITIONAL TIME PERIOD BEGINNING NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 16, 2018, THROUGH MARCH 2, 2018, AND TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM FEBRUARY 22, 2018, THROUGH NOON ON MARCH 5, 2018.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1.    The Public Utilities Review Committee shall resume screening candidates for the Public Service Commission Seats 2, 4 and 6. The Public Utilities Review Committee previously fulfilled the notice requirements pursuant to South Carolina Code of Laws Section 2-20-15; however, the Public Utilities Review Committee is directed to advertise for these positions for an additional time period, to begin no later than Friday, February 16, 2018, through Friday, March 2, 2018. The Public Utilities Review Committee must accept applications from Thursday, February 22, 2018, through noon on Monday, March 5, 2018. These applications would be considered by the Public Utilities Review Committee in addition to the applications previously submitted.

SECTION 2.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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