South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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R270, H4831

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Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. Elliott, B. Cox, Caskey, Ballentine, Wooten, McGarry, Forrest, Erickson, Bernstein, Wetmore, Carter, Atkinson, Cogswell, W. Cox, Weeks, Wheeler, Henegan and Murray
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\16123ph22.docx

Introduced in the House on January 20, 2022
Introduced in the Senate on February 3, 2022
Last Amended on June 15, 2022
Passed by the General Assembly on June 15, 2022
Governor's Action: June 17, 2022, Signed

Summary: Economic development study, conducted by Commerce Dept

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/20/2022  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 29)
   1/20/2022  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 29)
   1/27/2022  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan
   1/27/2022  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, 
                        Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 20)
    2/2/2022  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Murray
    2/2/2022  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s).  Hill (House Journal-page 10)
    2/2/2022  House   Amended (House Journal-page 10)
    2/2/2022  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 10)
    2/2/2022  House   Roll call Yeas-85  Nays-21 (House Journal-page 12)
    2/3/2022  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 5)
    2/3/2022  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
    2/3/2022  Senate  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 6)
   3/29/2022  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (Senate Journal-page 17)
   4/19/2022  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 8)
   4/20/2022  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 28)
   5/11/2022  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 19)
   5/11/2022  Senate  Roll call Ayes-45  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 19)
   5/12/2022  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 113)
   5/12/2022  House   Non-concurrence in Senate amendment 
                        (House Journal-page 160)
   5/12/2022  House   Roll call Yeas-0  Nays-104 (House Journal-page 160)
   5/12/2022  Senate  Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee 
                        appointed  Davis, Reichenbach, Allen 
                        (Senate Journal-page 114)
   5/12/2022  House   Conference committee appointed  West, Blackwell, Ott 
                        (House Journal-page 190)
   6/15/2022  Senate  Conference report received and adopted 
                        (Senate Journal-page 160)
   6/15/2022  Senate  Roll call Ayes-39  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 160)
   6/15/2022  House   Conference report received and adopted 
                        (House Journal-page 179)
   6/15/2022  House   Roll call Yeas-80  Nays-25 (House Journal-page 181)
   6/15/2022  House   Ordered enrolled for ratification 
                        (House Journal-page 235)
   6/16/2022          Ratified R  270
   6/17/2022          Signed By Governor
   6/28/2022          Effective date  06/17/22

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/20/2022
1/27/2022
2/2/2022
3/29/2022
4/19/2022
4/20/2022
6/15/2022

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NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R270, H4831)

A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO CONDUCT AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STUDY TO EVALUATE THE STATE'S BUSINESS ADVANTAGES, ECONOMIC CLIMATE, WORKFORCE READINESS, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT STATE ASSETS TO CREATE A ROADMAP TO EFFECTIVELY COMPETE IN ATTRACTING OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRIES TO THE STATE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSE AND DUTIES OF THE STUDY.

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

Offshore wind energy, Department of Commerce economic development study

SECTION    1.    (A)    The Department of Commerce must conduct an economic development study to evaluate the state's business advantages, economic climate, workforce readiness, and any other relevant state assets to create a roadmap for South Carolina to effectively compete in attracting offshore wind energy supply chain industries to the State. This study will build upon South Carolina's existing breadth of research including, but not limited to, the previous Phase I and Phase II Economic Impact Studies conducted by Clemson University in 2012 and 2014. The Department of Commerce also must coordinate with the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, Clemson University, or any other state agency where deemed necessary to exchange information and expertise.

(B)    To the extent necessary to carry out study responsibilities, the department is authorized to employ third-party consultants and industry experts, by contract or otherwise, as the department may consider necessary to assist in the proper discharge of the responsibility as provided by this section.

(C)    In conducting the economic development study and in creating a roadmap, the department must consider at least all of the following:

(1)    identification and characterization of discrete segments within the offshore wind supply chain, including major manufacturing operations, specialty component manufacturing, component assembly, and ancillary services for future offshore wind energy projects along the east coast of the United States;

(2)    estimated number and type of direct manufacturing jobs;

(3)    potential ancillary economic benefits;

(4)    potential industry investment in South Carolina and opportunities for rural economic development;

(5)    highest impact investment opportunities to produce the largest net economic benefit;

(6)    potential benefits to local tax bases;

(7)    expected additional contribution to state economic output;

(8)    any additional information the department identifies as relevant to the conduct of its study; and

(9)    actionable next steps the State should take to recruit new, and assist the expansion of existing offshore wind supply chain companies, in order to capitalize on the 109 billion dollar offshore wind industry.

Reports to General Assembly

SECTION    2.    The Department of Commerce must submit the reports, roadmap, and any legislative recommendations to the Speaker of the House, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Chairman of the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, the President of the Senate, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Chairman of the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee one year from the date of funding.

Funding contingency

SECTION    3.    Implementation of the provisions of this joint resolution is contingent upon funding by the General Assembly.

Sunset

SECTION    4.    The provisions of this act are repealed on June 30, 2024.

Time effective

SECTION    5.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 16th day of June, 2022.

Approved the 17th day of June, 2022. -- T.

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