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: March 20 - 24 - March 28th, 2023

The House was on furlough last week, so we had all of our attention on the Senate. The Senate Finance Committee was very active and showed positive signs for the budget and for affordable housing. Don't forget to sign up to join us for Lobby Day on April 5th! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: March 13 - 17 - March 21st, 2023

This year's crossover date is quickly approaching! April 10th is the last day for bills to pass out of their originating chamber before heading to the other chamber. There is some momentum for energy conversations, and the budget is heading to the Senate. We also take a deep dive into the DHEC Reform Bill and invite you to join us for Conservation Lobby Day coming up on April 5th! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: March 6 - 10 - March 14th, 2023

We are officially halfway through the Legislative Session, and we are very optimistic about the outcome of this year's legislative work. Learn about bills that are making progress and how to register for Conservation Lobby Day and Oyster Roast. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: February 27 - March 3 - March 7th, 2023

The Working Lands Preservation Act is headed to the House Floor. The Act needs your support to help protect the state's working lands from development. Check out this week's updates to learn more about how you can help. read more

Legislative Updates: February 20-24 - February 28th, 2023

This week saw the House Budget prioritize land and water protections and several important committee actions pertaining to workforce development, energy, and heirs' property. Find out about these issues and more in this week's summary of Statehouse news. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: February 13-17 - February 21st, 2023

The Legislative Session is already a third of the way through. This week was packed with new bills and updates for preservation and clean energy. Our State Policy Director, Megan Chase-Muller, and our Energy Advocate, Michael Coleman, take us on a deep dive into the electrification of SC's transportation sector in this week's Legislative Update. read more

Legislative Updates: February 6-10 - February 14th, 2023

On this Valentine's Day, we have much to report. Although we expected a slow week for conservation, we were surprised to see several new bills introduced, including one that would create a new State Trails Trust Fund. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: January 31 - February 3 - February 7th, 2023

In this week's news from the Statehouse, find out about several bills that made progress on the House floor, and learn about the Conservation Enhancement Act that calls for a doubling of protected lands by 2050. Megan Chase-Muller covers these bold goals and discusses the challenges posed by Heirs' Property. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

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