South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 5420

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Wheeler
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15759zw20.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 1173

Introduced in the House on March 19, 2020
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   3/19/2020  House   Introduced and read first time
   3/19/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources 
                        and Environmental Affairs

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3/19/2020

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-260 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SHALL CHARGE A SURCHARGE OF THIRTY DOLLARS PER TON ON ANY COAL COMBUSTION RESIDUALS TRANSFERRED TO A LANDFILL IN A COUNTY WITH A POPULATION OF LESS THAN NINETEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION, RETENTION, AND EXPENDITURE OF THIS SURCHARGE.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 27, Title 58 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 58-27-260.    The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall charge a surcharge of thirty dollars per ton on any coal combustion residuals transferred by any entity to an in-state landfill in a county with a population of less than nineteen thousand five hundred. The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall collect, retain, and expend the funds on water quality improvement and land and waste management initiatives in the county in which the coal combustion residuals are transferred."

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

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