Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4398Ratification Number: 309Act Number: 288Primary Sponsor: McAbeeType of Legislation: GBSubject: State Botanical GardenDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Mar 05, 1992Computer Document Number: NO5/8024.BDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Mar 12, 1992Introduced Date: Feb 12, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Mar 12, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 288Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McAbee Rogers G. Bailey Shirley Carnell Phillips Keegan Wells Tucker Chamblee Marchbanks P. Harris Shissias Rhoad Snow Corning Altman Beasley Riser Bennett Council Wright T.C. Alexander Cato Koon Kempe Neilson Cromer Townsend D. Elliott M.O. Alexander Baxley Hendricks L. Martin Mattos Bruce Waldrop Jaskwhich J.C. JohnsonType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4398 ------ Mar 12, 1992 Act No. 288 4398 ------ Mar 12, 1992 Signed by Governor 4398 ------ Mar 11, 1992 Ratified R 309 4398 Senate Mar 05, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 4398 Senate Mar 04, 1992 Read second time 4398 Senate Feb 20, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference 4398 House Feb 20, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 4398 House Feb 19, 1992 Read second time 4398 House Feb 12, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A288, R309, H4398)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-675 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDEN AS THE STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN.
Whereas, in 1958 a camellia collection was located on ten acres that had been part of the original John C. Calhoun estate establishing the Clemson Horticultural Garden; and
Whereas, today the Clemson University Botanical Garden includes more than two hundred fifty acres and features special attractions such as wildflowers, ferns, bog and turf gardens, a braille trail, and a special garden for the walking impaired; and
Whereas, the Botanical Garden is truly one of the most beautiful and educational gardens of the State where visitors can view thousands of native and cultivated plants, an authentic, restored pioneer village and garden, as well as historically correct early American agricultural practices; and
Whereas, the garden is one of the state's most valued resources and is visited annually by over one hundred thousand persons and hundreds of school groups who walk its paths and behold its splendor; and
Whereas, the garden serves as an interdisciplinary resource center for students and researchers in horticulture, natural sciences, landscape design, architecture, and the arts; and
Whereas, as a wildlife sanctuary, with native and introduced plant materials, the garden allows scientists to test the adaptability of plants not native to this region; and
Whereas, in today's world it is essential to man's well-being that tranquil sites be maintained where people can observe, study, and explore nature's bountiful wonders. The Botanical Garden is one of those places; and
Whereas, it is only fitting and proper to recognize the achievement, the outstanding educational resource, and the beauty represented by the garden. It is only appropriate, therefore, that the significance of this institution to the State and to all South Carolinians be recognized. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
State Botanical Garden
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-675. The Botanical Garden of Clemson University is designated the State Botanical Garden."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of March, 1992.