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4277Ratification Number: 459Act Number: 389Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000111Primary Sponsor: HarvinAll Sponsors: Harvin, Stuart, Bales, Seithel, Whipper, Meacham-Richardson, Ott, Knotts, W. McLeodDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22434cm00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000622Date of Last Amendment: 20000622Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000721Subject: Richardson Waltz, Official Waltz of State; Carolina Wolf Spider, Official Spider of State; State Symbols and EmblemsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000731 Act No. A389 ------ 20000721 Signed by Governor ------ 20000622 Ratified R459 House 20000622 Ordered enrolled for ratification House 20000622 Free Conference Committee Report 99 HFCC adopted House 20000622 Free Conference Powers granted, 99 HFCC W. McLeod appointed Reps. to Committee of Stuart Free Conference Rodgers House 20000621 Free Conference powers rejected Senate 20000621 Free Conference Committee Report 89 SFCC adopted Senate 20000621 Free Conference Powers granted, 89 SFCC Washington appointed Senators to Committee Hutto of Free Conference Glover House 20000601 Conference powers granted, 98 HCC W. McLeod appointed Reps. to Committee of Stuart Conference Rodgers Senate 20000531 Conference powers granted, 88 SCC Washington appointed Senators to Committee Hutto of Conference Glover Senate 20000531 Insists upon amendment House 20000530 Non-concurrence in Senate amendment Senate 20000524 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20000518 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20000504 Recalled from Committee, 11 SJ placed on the Calendar Senate 20000425 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20000420 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20000419 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 20000418 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. W. McLeod House 20000412 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Knotts House 20000412 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 20000223 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Ott House 20000118 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Meacham- Richardson House 20000112 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Seithel Whipper House 20000111 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee House 19991110 Prefiled, referred to Committee 21 HEPW Versions of This Bill Revised on April 12, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 4, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 18, 2000 - Word format Revised on June 22, 2000 - Word format
(A389, R459, H4277)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 1-1-667 AND 1-1-701 SO AS TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN STATE EMBLEMS OR SYMBOLS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Richardson Waltz Act
SECTION 1. Sections 1 through 4 of this act are known and may be cited as the "Richardson Waltz Act".
SECTION 2. The General Assembly finds that:
(1) The Richardson family, descendants of General Richard Richardson (1704-1780) who came from Virginia as a surveyor to settle in South Carolina, is known for its great love of music and dancing.
(2) Many balls were held as social entertainment for family and friends from far and wide, and the melody of a favorite waltz for dancing was one which was "originated" by a family member who played "by ear".
(3) This melody, known as "The Richardson Waltz", still lives today, having been handed down "by ear" from generation to generation but had never been written until 1985, when it was arranged by Mary S. Richardson Briggs.
(4) Mrs. W. M. Richardson of Orangeburg planted the seed for the preservation of "The Richardson Waltz" many years ago, and Mrs. H. B. Richardson of Summerton helped hand it down and preserve it for posterity.
(5) This waltz is a beautiful and soulful melody, is a memento of the musical tradition of the Richardson family, has for many generations played an unofficial but important role in the musical history of South Carolina, and is deserving of designation as the Official State Waltz.
(6) A bill to designate "The Richardson Waltz" as the official waltz was sponsored by Representatives C. Alexander Harvin III, Elsie Rast Stuart, Jimmy C. Bales, Lynn Seithel, Jackson S. "Seth" Whipper, Becky Meacham-Richardson, Harry L. Ott, Jr., John Milton "Jake" Knotts, Jr., and Walton J. McLeod.
Official state waltz
SECTION 3. Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-667. 'The Richardson Waltz' is designated as the official state waltz."
Distribution by Code Commissioner
SECTION 4. The Code Commissioner shall distribute copies of Part I of this act to any interested persons including the members of the Richardson family and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Carolina Wolf Spider Act
SECTION 5. Sections 5 through 8 of this act are known and may be cited as the "Carolina Wolf Spider Act".
SECTION 6. The General Assembly finds that:
(1) The state emblems and symbols adopted by the General Assembly and listed in the South Carolina Legislative Manual are an excellent educational resource for students of this State.
(2) After reading in the Legislative Manual about the existing state symbols and emblems, Skyler B. Hutto, a third grade student at Sheridan Elementary School in Orangeburg, noted that there was no official state spider and suggested that the Carolina Wolf Spider be given that designation.
(3) A bill to designate the Carolina Wolf Spider as the official state spider was sponsored by Senator Brad Hutto.
(4) Skyler Hutto has worked diligently to pursue this designation for the Carolina Wolf Spider.
(5) His schoolmates and teachers have followed the progress of the legislation with interest.
(6) Through this experience, the students have learned both about spiders and about how a bill becomes a law, which has enhanced the third graders' study of South Carolina history.
Official state spider
SECTION 7. Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-701. The 'Carolina Wolf Spider', Hogna carolinensis, is designated as the official state spider."
Distribution by Code Commissioner
SECTION 8. The Code Commissioner shall distribute copies of Part II of this act to any interested persons including Skyler B. Hutto and the students and teachers of the Sheridan Elementary third grade class.
SECTION 9. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 22nd day of June, 2000.
Approved the 21st day of July, 2000.
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