Current Status Bill Number:
4939Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980401Primary Sponsor: TrippAll Sponsors: Tripp, Wilkins, Haskins, McMahand and F. SmithDrafted Document Number: jic\5467ac.98Residing Body: SenateDate of Last Amendment: 19980513Subject: Mitigation Trust Fund, Colonial Pipeline case, revenues used for environmental cleanup of Reedy River, Conservation
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980513 Read second time Senate 19980513 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19980512 Committee report: Favorable with 07 SFGF amendment Senate 19980421 Introduced, read first time, 07 SFGF referred to Committee House 19980417 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19980416 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19980415 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19980401 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
May 13, 1998
Introduced by Reps. Tripp, Wilkins, Haskins, McMahand and F. Smith
S. Printed 5/13/98--S.
Read the first time April 21, 1998.
TO REQUIRE COLONIAL PIPELINE SETTLEMENT REVENUES TO BE CREDITED TO THE MITIGATION TRUST FUND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP OF THE REEDY RIVER.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, funds recovered for losses or damages to natural resources by the State as settlement for the Colonial Pipeline spill into the Reedy River shall be deposited to the Mitigation Trust Fund established pursuant to Section 50-3-180 of the 1976 Code and used for the acquisition, restoration, enhancement, or management of property for mitigation for adverse impacts to natural resources in the area(s) of the Reedy River where the losses or damages occurred. When the restoration is complete, any excess funds will be remitted to the Mitigation Trust Fund. If funds from the settlement are not adequate, then additional funds from the Mitigation Trust Fund may be used to complete such restoration.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.