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May 9, 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 May 2, 2001.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4015) 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, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, beginning on line 22, as contained in SECTION 1, by striking SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting therein:
/ 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 express written permission from the estates of Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, and Ira Gershwin or the management company responsible for licensing productions of this opera in part or in its entirety." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
ROBERT FORD for Committee.
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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