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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 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

Legislative Updates: January 23 - 27 - January 31st, 2023

Our priorities are gaining momentum in January, and lawmakers are listening to the Conservation Community. The SC Conservation Coalition Senate Briefing was enormously successful. Learn about this, new bills and actions, and more on the budget deep dive in this week's Legislative Update. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: January 16 - 20 - January 24th, 2023

This week saw a deep dive into the State Budget and a new bill has already passed. Read this week's update to learn more about these developments and to sign up for Conversations with Conservationists on Wednesday, January 25th. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

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