Current Status Bill Number:
5073Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960528Primary Sponsor: HodgesAll Sponsors: Hodges, McTeer, Rogers, Cobb-Hunter, Neal, Richardson, Canty, Keyserling, McElveen and HarvinDrafted Document Number: pfm\9450htc.96Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Finance Committee 06 SFSubject: Environmental taxes and fees, Congress to reimpose
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960530 Introduced, referred to Committee 06 SF House 19960530 Adopted, sent to Senate House 19960530 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19960528 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES PROMPTLY TO REIMPOSE THE ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES AND FEES THAT HAVE LAPSED DUE TO UNRELATED BUDGETARY CONFLICTS, SO THAT THE IMPORTANT WORK OF FUNDING THE SUPERFUND ACCOUNT, OIL SPILL FUND ACCOUNT, AND THE LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK TRUST FUND ACCOUNT CAN GO FORWARD.
Whereas, endless budget conflict in the United States Congress has jeopardized the funding of vital environmental programs because the taxes and fees on the petroleum and chemical industries supporting the programs have lapsed and the budget impasse has prevented their reimposition; and
Whereas, among other things, the taxes and fees go to provide funding for the Superfund Program that steps in to clean up environmentally unsafe waste sites when private funds are not available for that purpose, and for the Oil Spill Fund Account and the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund; and
Whereas, these taxes and fees paid by the chemical and petroleum industries are vital in ensuring a safe environment for all Americans and in themselves are not significant issues in the budget conflict. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, memorialize the Congress of the United States promptly to reimpose the environmental taxes and fees that have lapsed due to unrelated budgetary conflicts, so that the important work of funding the Superfund Account, Oil Spill Trust Account, and the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Account can go forward.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, and each member of this state's congressional delegation.