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April 25, 2001
Introduced by Reps. Breeland, Whipper, Harrell, Weeks, Limehouse, Allison, Bowers, R. Brown, Dantzler, Emory, Gourdine, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hosey, Law, Lloyd, Mack, Meacham-Richardson, Miller, J.M. Neal, Rivers, Scarborough, Snow and Stuart
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Read the first time April 25, 2001.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-693 SO AS TO DESIGNATE PORGY AND BESS AS THE OFFICIAL OPERA OF THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT COPYRIGHTED OR PROPRIETARY MATERIAL FROM PORGY AND BESS MAY NOT BE USED WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE OWNERS OF THAT MATERIAL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-693. Porgy and Bess is designated as the official opera of this State. The State and any of its agencies, departments, or political subdivisions may not use any copyrighted or proprietary material from Porgy and Bess without the permission of the owners of that material."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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