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H 4347
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H 4347 Concurrent Resolution, By H.H. Keyserling, R.A. Barber, B.L. Hendricks, 
T.F. Rogers and L.S. Whipper
 A Concurrent Resolution to memorialize the United States Congress and the
 United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen energy
 efficiency standards for manufactured housing and to allow states to require
 greater energy efficiency measures than required by the federal standards and
 that if these measures are not acted upon by the United States Congress and
 the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development by 1993, then
 the State of South Carolina will seek other remedies to ensure that only
 energy-efficient manufactured housing is allowed to be sold in this State.

   02/05/92  House  Introduced HJ-13
   02/05/92  House  Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial
                     Resolutions HJ-14
   02/12/92  House  Committee report: Favorable Invitations and
                     Memorial Resolutions HJ-22
   02/19/92  House  Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-24
   02/20/92  Senate Introduced SJ-12
   02/20/92  Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-14



COMMITTEE REPORT

February 12, 1992

H. 4347

Introduced by REPS. Keyserling, Barber, Hendricks, Whipper and Rogers

S. Printed 2/12/92--H.

Read the first time February 5, 1992.

THE COMMITTEE ON

INVITATIONS AND MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4347), to memorialize the United States Congress and the United States Department of Housing, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

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

SAMUEL R. FOSTER, for Committee.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO MEMORIALIZE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT TO STRENGTHEN ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING AND TO ALLOW STATES TO REQUIRE GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES THAN REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL STANDARDS AND THAT IF THESE MEASURES ARE NOT ACTED UPON BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BY 1993, THEN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA WILL SEEK OTHER REMEDIES TO ENSURE THAT ONLY ENERGY-EFFICIENT MANUFACTURED HOUSING IS ALLOWED TO BE SOLD IN THIS STATE.

Whereas, South Carolina imports almost all of its energy fuels; and

Whereas, South Carolina ranks forty-second in per capita income; and

Whereas, every energy dollar saved is effectively put to use within South Carolina and results in adding three to four dollars to South Carolina's economy; and

Whereas, South Carolina ranks first in the nation in the percentage of residences which are manufactured housing; and

Whereas, manufactured homes comprise about forty percent of new residential electricity connections in South Carolina; and

Whereas, heating and cooling costs of energy-inefficient manufactured homes of similar size can be ten times higher than efficient models; and

Whereas, energy-efficiency standards for manufactured homes are set at the federal level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and states cannot require stronger standards for energy-efficiency measures; and

Whereas, South Carolina is in the process of improving energy efficiency in all sectors and manufactured housing represents a very significant energy wasting sector; and

Whereas, South Carolina cannot afford the unnecessary environmental pollution and loss to the State's citizens of millions of dollars that result from wasteful energy construction practices by the manufactured housing industry; and

Whereas, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has given no indication of action on the four-year-old Congressional mandate to review and upgrade the nation's manufactured housing standards. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, memorializes the United States Congress and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen energy-efficiency standards for manufactured housing and to allow states to require greater energy-efficiency measures than required by the federal standards.

Be it further resolved that if the United States Congress and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development do not take the measures as urged in this resolution by 1993, the State of South Carolina will seek other remedies to ensure that only energy-efficient manufactured housing is allowed to be sold in this State.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the South Carolina Congressional Delegation members and to the Director of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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