Monday, March 16, 2015 Blog

Update on Coastal Zone Bills

by Andy Hollis

Last week, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources heard from hundreds of our supporters! The League’s Executive Director, Dana Beach, also testified before the committee and asked them to properly review the far reaching adverse impacts that this legislation could have on the state’s coastal resources. Rather than move forward with a vote that could eliminate all protections afforded by South Carolina’s Coastal Management Program (CMP) to approximately 90% of Dorchester County, Senate Committee members carried the bill over for further consideration this week.

Some of our elected officials, however, are still attempting to ram this legislation through in both the House and Senate. For instance, H.3797, the House version of the bill, was placed on the House calendar “without reference,” meaning that it could come up for a vote on the House floor as early as Tuesday, March 17 – without any committee or subcommittee review!

We need your help.

Please click the Contact Your Legislator link to let them know that you oppose H.3797 and S.0522.


Staff Contact

Myles Maland · [email protected] · 843.723.7933

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