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H 3145 General Bill, By Ott, Clary, Cobb-Hunter, Collins, Jefferson, Kirby, Willis, Cogswell, D.C. Moss, G.R. Smith, Elliott, Sandifer, Lucas, Ballentine, Caskey, Simrill, West, Murphy, McKnight, Mace, Kimmons, Davis, Magnuson, Sottile, Hewitt, Hiott, B. Newton, Pope, Forrest, Bales, Rutherford, R. Williams, Gilliam, Norrell, Funderburk, G.M. Smith, Weeks, Ridgeway, Yow, W. Newton, Bamberg, Stavrinakis, McCoy, Erickson, Blackwell, Wheeler, Fry, Bannister, Calhoon, Huggins, Gilliard and Taylor
Similar (S 0539, S 0760)
Summary: Electric coops, audits
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 33-49-150 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF IS VESTED WITH THE AUTHORITY AND JURISDICTION TO CONDUCT AUDITS OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN THE SAME MANNER, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS IT IS AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT AUDITS OF REGULATED PUBLIC UTILITIES AS PROVIDED BY LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 33-49-420, RELATING TO ANNUAL MEETINGS OF MEMBERS OF AN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, SO AS TO REVISE THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN MEETINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 33-49-430, RELATING TO A QUORUM AT MEETINGS OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, SO AS TO ALLOW PERSONS CASTING EARLY VOTING BALLOTS FOR THE ELECTION OF TRUSTEES TO BE COUNTED FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING A QUORUM AT THE MEETING FOR THE ELECTION, AND TO PROHIBIT VOTING BY PROXY; TO AMEND SECTION 33-49-440, RELATING TO VOTING BY MEMBERS AND SECTION 33-49-620, RELATING TO VOTING DISTRICTS FROM WHICH SOME MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY BE ELECTED, SO AS TO PERMIT EARLY VOTING FOR MEETINGS AT WHICH TRUSTEES ARE TO BE ELECTED AND THE PROCEDURES FOR EARLY VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 33-49-610, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A COOPERATIVE, SO AS TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH VACANCIES OCCURRING FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN EXPIRATION OF A TERM ARE FILLED WHICH MUST BE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM ONLY; BY ADDING SECTION 33-49-615 SO AS TO REQUIRE ANNUAL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PAID TO OR PROVIDED FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES; BY ADDING SECTION 33-49-625 SO AS TO REQUIRE SPECIFIED NOTICE OF MEETINGS TO THE COOPERATIVE MEMBERSHIP, TO REQUIRE VOTES OF TRUSTEES TO BE TAKEN IN OPEN SESSION WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS, TO REQUIRE VOTES TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO BE RATIFIED IN OPEN SESSION, AND TO REQUIRE MINUTES OF ALL MEETINGS TO BE PROVIDED TO COOPERATIVE MEMBERS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 33-49-645 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS BY A COOPERATIVE, IT MUST PROHIBIT ADVOCACY OR CAMPAIGNING WITHIN A CERTAIN DISTANCE OF THE POLLING PLACE.
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12/18/18House Prefiled
12/18/18House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/08/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 104)
01/08/19House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 104)
02/20/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Collins
02/26/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson, Kirby, Willis
02/28/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell
02/28/19House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 48)
03/04/19 Scrivener's error corrected
03/05/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: D.C.Moss, G.R.Smith, Elliott, Sandifer, Lucas, Ballentine, Caskey, Simrill, West, Murphy, McKnight, Mace, Kimmons, Davis, Magnuson, Sottile, Hewitt, Hiott, B.Newton, Pope, Forrest, Bales, Rutherford, R.Williams, Gilliam, Norrell, Funderburk, G.M.Smith, Weeks, Ridgeway, Yow, W.Newton, Bamberg, Stavrinakis, McCoy, Erickson
03/06/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell, Wheeler
03/06/19House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Hayes, Hill, Atkinson, King, Bamberg, Hart, Moore, S. Williams, W. Cox, Sandifer, R. Williams, Forrester, Taylor, Felder, V.S. Moss, Fry, Brown, Jefferson (House Journal-page 35)
03/07/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Fry, Bannister, Calhoon, Huggins, Gilliard, Taylor
03/07/19House Amended (House Journal-page 28)
03/07/19House Debate adjourned (House Journal-page 28)
03/20/19House Amended (House Journal-page 29)
03/20/19House Read second time (House Journal-page 29)
03/20/19House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-6 (House Journal-page 35)
03/21/19 Scrivener's error corrected
03/26/19House Read third time and sent to Senate
03/26/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9)
03/26/19Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 9)
04/05/19Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Gambrell (ch), Hutto, Massey, Sabb, Climer



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