87 state representatives voted to table a clean repeal of the Base Load Review Act. This amendment would have prevented a similar debacle from happening in the future. The Base Load Review Act, passed in 2007, allowed utilities to charge customers billions for two now failed reactors. Now, 10 years later, energy consumers have seen their rates skyrocket and both SCE&G and Santee Cooper have pulled out of the project.
The act that allowed utilities to charge customers for two now failed reactors in Jenkinsville, SC was passed in 2007. This legislation, the Base Load Review Act, passed both chambers with overwhelming support in less than 3 months with no regard to how this bill would impact South Carolinians. Now, 10 years later, energy consumers have seen their rates skyrocket and both SCE&G and Santee Cooper have pulled out of
A bill that would have slightly reformed the process to nominate and elect judges was sent back to committee (or recommitted) because amendments that would have truly reformed the process were about to be discussed. House members did not want to be on the record as voting against these amendments so instead the bill was recommitted, effectively killing it for the year. It is unfortunate that Representative’s were so adverse
On March 2, 2017 a motion was made to pull a strong Constitutional Carry bill from the House Judiciary Committee so it could be debated on the House floor. The anti-Second Amendment chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Greg Delleney (R – Chester), made it clear that H. 3700 would not leave his committee and the bill would not pass. The only way to circumvent the procedural roadblocks was bring it directly to
The House of Representatives voted to raise the gas tax in South Carolina by ten cents a gallon, raise the sales tax on vehicles and nearly double the registration fees for cars. There were no tax “off-sets” included in the Houses version of the gas tax bill, amounting to a straight tax hike of hundreds of millions of dollars a year on South Carolinians. Supporters of this bill claimed that the money