Legislative Updates

While the Legislature is in session from January through May of each year, we post a weekly Legislative Update. If you would like these updates delivered to your inbox, you can sign up for the mailing list. We also issue Action Alerts on critical, time sensitive issues and provide the tools you need to contact your elected officials.

Legislative Updates: February 19 - 23 - February 27th, 2024

In this week's Legislative Updates, learn about an advocacy opportunity at the Statehouse, the Trails Tax Credit Bill moves to full Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Agriculture Committee hosts an important conversation on surface water, and view the State budget adopted by the House Ways and Means Committee. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: February 12 - 16 - February 21st, 2024

Find out about bills on the move in the week's Legislative Updates. Plus take a deep dive with State Policy Director Megan Chase-Muller into a highly anticipated energy bill - we have some concerns about this bill that you can take action on. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates 2024: February 5 - 9 - February 12th, 2024

In this weeks Legislative Updates, take look inside the camaraderie that occurred at the 21st Annual Conservation Lobby Day, learn about a new bill that would increase tax credits for conservation easements, read about the Working Agricultural Lands bill that's headed for ratification, and see how energy is still top of mind for lawmakers. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates 2024: January 29 - February 2 - February 7th, 2024

In this week's news from the Statehouse, the new Environmental Services Agency presents its first budget, the Endangered Species Data Protection Bill advances, and an energy hearing highlights shortfalls and solutions. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates 2024: January 22 - 26 - January 30th, 2024

In this week's news from the Statehouse, the Working Agricultural Lands Preservation Bill will be taken up by the full Senate this coming week, there is a new bill to increase polluter accountability, and we explain conservation budgets and how four state agencies are playing a role in land protection. And don't forget to join us for the Annual Conservation Lobby Day on February 6th! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates 2024: January 15-19 - January 22nd, 2024

Last week, the conservation community showed up in force to present our legislative priorities — and lawmakers truly listened. See our recap of the SC Conservation Coalition Senate Briefing and outcomes that are driving important conversations on wetlands and polluter accountability. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates 2024: January 8 - 12 - January 16th, 2024

This week's news from the Statehouse includes updates on energy reform bills, the swearing in of two new senators, and budget committees highlighting the need for infrastructure resilience projects. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates 2024: Session Preview - January 10th, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Legislative Session! In this preview, learn about the bills we're continuing to fight for, upcoming events you can attend, and much more. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

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