South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3471

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Burns, Loftis, Long, Chumley, Hixon and Haddon
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11152cz19.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3470

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Offshore oil

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 254)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources 
                        and Environmental Affairs (House Journal-page 254)
    5/8/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable Agriculture, Natural 
                        Resources and Environmental Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 2)
   1/15/2020  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s).  Hiott, Bryant, Forrest, 
                        Martin, Burns, Chumley, Haddon, Magnusson, DC Moss, 
                        and Bailey
   1/30/2020  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Haddon
   2/19/2020  House   Debate adjourned until  Thur., 2-20-20 
                        (House Journal-page 45)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/8/2019
5/8/2019

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COMMITTEE REPORT

May 8, 2019

H. 3471

Introduced by Reps. Burns, Loftis, Long, Chumley and Hixon

S. Printed 5/8/19--H.

Read the first time January 8, 2019.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL

RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3471) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 48-43-400 so as to provide that state agencies or political subdivisions may not approve, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

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

DAVID R. HIOTT for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 48-43-400 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT STATE AGENCIES OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS MAY NOT APPROVE PLANS OR ORDINANCES THAT WOULD DETER, PROHIBIT, OR IMPEDE THE CONSTRUCTION OR USE OF INFRASTRUCTURE USED TO FACILITATE ATLANTIC OCEAN MARINE SEISMIC TESTING TO LOCATE RESERVES OF OIL AND NATURAL GAS OR FACILITATE THE TRANSPORTATION OR STORAGE OF ATLANTIC OCEAN OFFSHORE OIL OR GAS ONTO THE LAND OR WATERS OF THIS STATE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Article 2, Chapter 43, Title 48 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 48-43-400.    Notwithstanding another provision of law, a state agency or a political subdivision of this State may not approve a plan or ordinance that would deter, prohibit, or otherwise impede the construction or the use of property or infrastructure of any kind to facilitate Atlantic Ocean marine seismic testing to locate reserves of oil and natural gas or the transportation or storage of Atlantic Ocean offshore oil or gas onto the land or within the waters of this State."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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