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A247, R297, S104
Sponsors: Senators McConnell, Courson, Vaughn, Knotts and Campsen
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Introduced in the Senate on January 9, 2007
Introduced in the House on February 14, 2008
Last Amended on May 21, 2008
Passed by the General Assembly on May 28, 2008
Became law without Governor's signature, June 5, 2008
Summary: Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Board
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/6/2006 Senate Prefiled 12/6/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Education 1/9/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-72 1/9/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-72 1/8/2008 Senate Recalled from Committee on Education SJ-30 1/8/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-30 2/7/2008 Senate Polled out of committee General SJ-7 2/7/2008 Senate Committee report: Favorable General SJ-7 2/8/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 2/12/2008 Senate Amended SJ-12 2/12/2008 Senate Read second time SJ-12 2/13/2008 Senate Amended SJ-27 2/13/2008 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-27 2/14/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-4 2/14/2008 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-5 5/7/2008 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-28 5/8/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 5/13/2008 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, May 15, 2008 HJ-19 5/13/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 5/15/2008 House Amended HJ-31 5/15/2008 House Read second time HJ-33 5/15/2008 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-33 5/16/2008 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-2 5/21/2008 Senate House amendment amended SJ-66 5/21/2008 Senate Returned to House with amendments SJ-66 5/22/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 5/28/2008 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-197 5/29/2008 Ratified R 297 6/5/2008 Became law without Governor's signature 6/10/2008 Copies available 6/10/2008 Effective date 06/05/08 6/13/2008 Act No. 247
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 11, TITLE 60 SO AS TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL ADVISORY BOARD, AND BY REDESIGNATING SECTIONS 60-11-10 THROUGH 60-11-100, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, AS ARTICLE ONE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Designation of existing code sections as Article 1, The Archives Act
SECTION 1. Sections 60-11-10 through 60-11-100 are hereby designated as "Article 1, The Archives Act".
The South Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Board, established
SECTION 2. Chapter 11, Title 60 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 60-11-150. (A) The South Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Board is hereby created to assist the South Carolina Commission of Archives and History in carrying out its duties and responsibilities as outlined in this article. The advisory board shall consist of twenty-two members. The members shall elect a chairman from among the board members every four years.
(B) The Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall each appoint two members to serve four-year terms, except initial appointees. These persons shall be residents of South Carolina who are recognized as being learned and interested in the field of history and archaeology of this State and who have demonstrated an interest in preserving the cultural resources of this State. These persons also must have a background in:
(1) South Carolina history;
(2) African American history; or
(3) Civil War history.
Persons initially appointed by the Governor shall serve two-year terms, persons initially appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall serve four-year terms, and persons initially appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall serve six-year terms. Subsequent appointees shall serve four-year terms.
(C) The remaining board membership shall consist of the following persons or their designees:
(1) Director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism;
(2) Superintendent of the State Department of Education;
(3) Director of the South Carolina State Museum;
(4) Director of the Confederate Relic Room and Museum;
(5) Director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History;
(6) Director of the South Carolina Historical Society;
(7) Director of the South Caroliniana Library;
(8) Chairman of the African American Heritage Commission;
(9) Director of the Avery Research Center;
(10) President of the Sons of Confederate Veterans;
(11) President of the United Daughters of the Confederacy;
(12) Superintendent of the Fort Sumter National Monument;
(13) Colonel of the South Carolina Battalion;
(14) Executive Director of Patriots Point;
(15) Director of the Penn Center, Inc.; and
(16) Chairman of the War Between the States Heritage Commission.
Section 60-11-160. The purpose of the South Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Board is to:
(1) promote a suitable statewide observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War;
(2) cooperate and assist national, state, and local organizations with programs and activities suitable for the sesquicentennial observance;
(3) assist in ensuring that any observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is inclusive and appropriately recognizes the experiences and points of view of all people affected by the Civil War; and
(4) provide assistance for the development of programs, projects, and activities on the Civil War that have lasting educational value.
Section 60-11-170. The South Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Board shall have the following duties:
(1) plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities appropriate to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War era and encourage the development of programs that ensure the commemoration results in a positive legacy and have long-term public benefits;
(2) encourage interdisciplinary examination of the Civil War;
(3) facilitate Civil War related activities throughout the State;
(4) encourage civic, historical, educational, economic, and other organizations across the State to organize and participate in activities to expand the understanding and appreciation of the significance of the Civil War;
(5) coordinate and facilitate the public distribution of scholarly research, publications, and interpretation of the Civil War; and
(6) provide technical assistance to local organizations and nonprofit organizations to further the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Section 60-11-180. Members of the board are not eligible to receive mileage, subsistence, and per diem, as otherwise may be provided in law for members of state boards, committees, and commissions."
Sunset and reporting requirement
SECTION 3. Unless specifically reauthorized by act of the General Assembly, the South Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Board expires on December 31, 2016. Before December 31, 2016, the board shall submit a report of its activity to the Governor, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 29th day of May, 2008.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/5/08.
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