A bill that restricts who can challenge the construction of new poultry barns in South Carolina has been approved by the state’s House of Representatives.
The bill, advocated by the South Carolina Poultry Federation, the South Carolina Farm Bureau and Palmetto Agribusiness Council had advocated for the legislation, saying that if the bill becomes law it would make it less expensive and easier to construct new barns. Current laws limit agricultural invesments because of the likelihood of challenges from neighboring property owners.
The bill advanced through the House during the final week of the 2017 legislation. It will need to be approved by the Senate in 2018 in order to become law, according to the Post and Courier. The Senate is expected to resume in January.
South Carolina poultry producers want bill that limits who can challenge construction of new barns
The poultry industry in South Carolina cleared one major hurdle this year in its push to restrict who can challenge the construction of new chicken and turkey barns throughout the state.