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Sponsors: Senators Sheheen, Short and Gregory
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Introduced in the Senate on March 15, 2006
Introduced in the House on March 21, 2006
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 23, 2006
Summary: Duke Power Company
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/15/2006 Senate Introduced, placed on calendar without reference SJ-3 3/16/2006 Senate Adopted, sent to House SJ-35 3/16/2006 Scrivener's error corrected 3/21/2006 House Introduced HJ-9 3/21/2006 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-9 3/22/2006 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-28 3/23/2006 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence HJ-42
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 22, 2006
S. Printed 3/22/06--H.
Read the first time March 21, 2006.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1249) urging Duke Power Company to work in conjunction and coordination with the State of South Carolina to protect and preserve lands surrounding and impacted by the production, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. LEACH, SR. for Committee.
URGING DUKE POWER COMPANY TO WORK IN CONJUNCTION AND COORDINATION WITH THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE LANDS SURROUNDING AND IMPACTED BY THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROELECTRIC POWER ON LAKE WATEREE.
Whereas, the Duke Power Company operates and controls Lake Wateree and, by virtue of the power of condemnation and by purchases under the cloud of condemnation, Duke Power owns lands surrounding Lake Wateree; and
Whereas, Lake Wateree, a scenic and recreational gem in the Midlands, is surrounded by Fairfield, Kershaw, and Lancaster Counties and is twenty miles long and has a 13,700 acre reservoir; and
Whereas, Lake Wateree was created in 1920 when the Wateree River was dammed, and Duke Power has continuously operated the hydroelectric plants on this lake, producing approximately 840 mega watts of electricity annually from hydroelectric plants on Lake Wateree alone; and
Whereas, having owned much of the property surrounding Lake Wateree and having been authorized to operate and manage the hydroelectric plants on Lake Wateree for almost 100 years, Duke Power has had over eight decades of business and financial opportunities and has reaped substantial benefits from these opportunities; and
Whereas, commensurate with the benefits Duke Power receives from the operation of these hydroelectric plants are the duties and responsibilities of stewardship to protect this treasured natural resource. A commitment to proper management and preservation is crucial to ensure this protection and the continued use and enjoyment of the lands impacted by the production of hydroelectric power on Lake Wateree; and
Whereas, in order to carry out the proper management and protection needed to preserve this irreplaceable resource, it is incumbent upon the Duke Power Company to fully commit to this preservation process and to work in conjunction and cooperation with the State of South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution urges Duke Power Company to work in conjunction and coordination with the State of South Carolina to protect and preserve the lands surrounding and impacted by the production of hydroelectric power on Lake Wateree.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to Duke Power Company, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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