South Carolina is one of just six states in the country where utilities do not have to be a member of the "One Call Center", so if you call 811 before you dig, you might not be notifying every utility.
South Carolina is one of just 18 states which do not require utilities to provide what is known as "Positive Response". This practice requires that each notification must be responded to either with marks on the ground or an "all clear" notice, ending the guesswork.
There are other concerns addressed in the bill, but these are the biggest ones.
A wide range of stakeholders, both as individuals and organizations, have come together to work on the reform effort which this legislation is intended to help.