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3111Ratification Number: 147Act Number: 79Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: LittlejohnAll Sponsors: Littlejohn, RhoadDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11052djc99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990601Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19990611Subject: Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum; designated official state amphibian; State Symbols and EmblemsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19990702 Act No. A79 ------ 19990611 Signed by Governor ------ 19990609 Ratified R147 Senate 19990601 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19990518 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19990512 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19990422 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19990421 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990420 Read second time House 19990414 Recalled from Committee 20 HANR House 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee House 19981216 Prefiled, referred to Committee 20 HANR Versions of This Bill Revised on April 14, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 12, 1999 - Word format
(A79, R147, H3111)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-699 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE SPOTTED SALAMANDER, AMBYSTOMA MACULATUM, AS THE OFFICIAL STATE AMPHIBIAN.
Whereas, incident to being introduced to the history of the State of South Carolina, the 1997-98 third-grade class of Lynn K. Burgess at Woodlands Heights Elementary School, Spartanburg, took notice of the fact that South Carolina has never adopted and does not have an official state amphibian; and
Whereas, the Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum, is a stout-bodied species of 150 to 249 millimeters in length, identified by bright yellow round spots in two irregular rows on a dark background, which inhabits deciduous forests with semipermanent pools about one meter deep; and
Whereas, the Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum, which is the only amphibian indigenous to the whole State, survives by avoiding bottomlands subject to regular flooding and permanent ponds containing fish, and is the only amphibian that is recommended by Lynn K. Burgess's 1997-98 third-grade class. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Official state amphibian
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-699. The Spotted Salamander, Ambystoma maculatum, is designated as the official state amphibian."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 9th day of June, 1999.
Approved the 11th day of June, 1999.
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