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H 4261 General Bill, By McCoy, G.M. Smith, Ott, Sandifer, Simrill, Lucas, Jefferson, R. Williams, Fry, Ballentine and Weeks
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-31-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MAJOR UTILITY FACILITIES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL IN THE MANNER DETERMINED BY LAW; BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 58 SO AS TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN MANDATORY PROCEDURES THAT THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY MUST FOLLOW PRIOR TO REVISING ANY OF ITS BOARD-APPROVED RETAIL RATE SCHEDULES FOR RESIDENTIAL, LIGHTING, COMMERCIAL, OR INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS IN A MANNER THAT RESULTS IN A RATE INCREASE; BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 58 SO AS TO CREATE THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION", AND TO DEFINE THE COMMISSION'S COMPOSITION, POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES; TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-20, RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ITS ADVISORY BOARD, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT ANNUAL AUDITS TO THE ADVISORY BOARD AND TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT COMMISSION, AND TO REQUIRE THE LIVE STREAMING OF BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-30, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION TO APPROVE THE PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY'S CONSTRUCTION OF ANY MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 58-33-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO CHAPTER 33, TITLE 58, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITIONS OF "MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY" AND "PERSON".
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03/19/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 38)
03/19/19House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 38)
03/21/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson, R.Williams
03/26/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Fry
03/26/19House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 38)
03/28/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Ballentine
04/02/19House Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-3-19 (House Journal-page 20)
04/03/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks
04/03/19House Amended (House Journal-page 24)
04/03/19House Read second time (House Journal-page 24)
04/03/19House Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 34)
04/04/19House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 22)
04/04/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
04/04/19Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 4)
04/04/19 Scrivener's error corrected



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