South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014

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A177, R194, H4482

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Ridgeway
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nl\13372sd14.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 854

Introduced in the House on January 14, 2014
Introduced in the Senate on February 20, 2014
Last Amended on May 13, 2014
Passed by the General Assembly on May 13, 2014
Governor's Action: May 16, 2014, Signed

Summary: Official State Fossil

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/14/2014  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 85)
   1/14/2014  House   Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial 
                        Resolutions (House Journal-page 85)
   1/22/2014  House   Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial 
                        Resolutions (House Journal-page 5)
   1/23/2014  House   Committed to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 15)
    2/6/2014  House   Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 24)
   2/18/2014  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 2-19-14 
                        (House Journal-page 21)
   2/19/2014  House   Amended (House Journal-page 3)
   2/19/2014  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 16)
   2/19/2014  House   Roll call Yeas-94  Nays-3 (House Journal-page 16)
   2/20/2014  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 55)
   2/20/2014  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
   2/20/2014  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 7)
   2/20/2014  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Johnson (ch), Bennett, Turner
   3/19/2014  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 17)
   3/25/2014  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 56)
    4/1/2014  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 20)
    4/2/2014          Scrivener's error corrected
    4/3/2014  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 32)
    4/2/2014  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 32)
    4/2/2014  Senate  Roll call Ayes-35  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 32)
    4/3/2014  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 20)
    4/9/2014  House   Non-concurrence in Senate amendment 
                        (House Journal-page 61)
    4/9/2014  House   Roll call Yeas-30  Nays-72 (House Journal-page 61)
   4/30/2014  Senate  Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee 
                        appointed Bryant, Johnson, Turner 
                        (Senate Journal-page 31)
   4/30/2014  House   Conference committee appointed Owens, Hixon, Ridgeway 
                        (House Journal-page 70)
    5/8/2014  House   Conference report received and adopted 
                        (House Journal-page 163)
   5/13/2014  Senate  Conference report received (Senate Journal-page 19)
   5/13/2014  Senate  Conference report adopted (Senate Journal-page 19)
   5/13/2014  Senate  Roll call Ayes-32  Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 19)
   5/13/2014  House   Ordered enrolled for ratification
   5/15/2014          Ratified R 194
   5/16/2014          Signed By Governor
   5/27/2014          Effective date 05/16/14
    6/2/2014          Act No. 177

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/14/2014
1/22/2014
2/6/2014
2/19/2014
3/19/2014
3/25/2014
4/1/2014
4/2/2014
4/2/2014-A
5/13/2014


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(A177, R194, H4482)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-691 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE COLUMBIAN MAMMOTH AS THE OFFICIAL STATE FOSSIL.

Whereas, giant mammoths used to roam South Carolina; and

Whereas, scientists have identified the fossils of about six hundred and fifty species of vertebrates in South Carolina to date; and

Whereas, it has been recognized that fossilized mammoth teeth were discovered in a swamp in South Carolina in 1725; and

Whereas, this discovery has been credited as the first scientific identification of a North American vertebrate fossil. Now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Official state fossil

SECTION    1.    Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 1-1-691.    The Columbian Mammoth is designated as the official State Fossil of South Carolina."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 15th day of May, 2014.

Approved the 16th day of May, 2014.

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