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A90, R132, S897
Sponsors: Senators Sheheen, Malloy, Coleman, McElveen, Kimpson, Nicholson, Massey, Campbell, Hembree, Williams, Matthews, Hutto, Setzler, Sabb, L. Martin, Jackson, Davis, Lourie, Johnson, Reese, Thurmond, Campsen, Rankin, Scott, Hayes, Bennett, Allen and Gregory
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 4365, 4366
Introduced in the Senate on June 23, 2015
Introduced in the House on July 7, 2015
Passed by the General Assembly on July 9, 2015
Governor's Action: July 9, 2015, Signed
Summary: SC Infantry Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6/23/2015 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (Senate Journal-page 40) 6/24/2015 Scrivener's error corrected 6/25/2015 Scrivener's error corrected 7/6/2015 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 19) 7/6/2015 Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 29) 7/7/2015 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 5) 7/7/2015 Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 5) 7/7/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 83) 7/7/2015 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 83) 7/7/2015 House Recalled from Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 84) 7/8/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 107) 7/8/2015 House Roll call Yeas-93 Nays-27 (House Journal-page 126) 7/9/2015 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 3) 7/9/2015 House Roll call Yeas-94 Nays-20 (House Journal-page 4) 7/9/2015 Ratified R 132 7/9/2015 Signed By Governor 7/14/2015 Effective date 07/09/15 7/14/2015 Act No. 90
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(A90, R132, S897)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-10-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FLAGS AUTHORIZED TO BE FLOWN ATOP THE STATE HOUSE AND ON THE CAPITOL COMPLEX, SO AS TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY BATTLE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PERMANENT REMOVAL OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY BATTLE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA FROM ITS LOCATION ADJACENT TO THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIER MONUMENT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT UPON ITS REMOVAL, THE SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY BATTLE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA SHALL BE TRANSPORTED TO THE CONFEDERATE RELIC ROOM FOR APPROPRIATE DISPLAY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Removal of the South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America from the grounds of the Capitol Complex
SECTION 1. Section 1-10-10(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A) As of 12:00 noon on the effective date of this act, and permanently thereafter, the only flags authorized to be flown atop the dome of the State House, in the chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives, and on the grounds of the Capitol Complex shall be as authorized in this section.
The flags authorized to be flown atop the dome of the State House and in the chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives are the United States Flag and the South Carolina State Flag.
From any funds appropriated to the Department of Administration, the Division of General Services, or its successor in interest, shall ensure that the flags authorized above shall be placed at all times as directed in this section and shall replace the flags at appropriate intervals as may be necessary due to wear."
Removal of the South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America from the grounds of the Capitol Complex, Confederate Relic Room display
SECTION 2. The South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America [the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia (General Robert E. Lee's Army) the South Carolina, Georgia, Florida Department version] shall be permanently removed from its location on the south side of the Confederate Soldier Monument. The South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America shall be permanently removed from its location on the Capitol Complex Grounds within twenty-four hours of the effective date of this act. Upon its removal, the flag shall be transported to the Confederate Relic Room for appropriate display. The flagpole on which the flag is flown and the area adjacent to the monument and flagpole must be returned to its previous condition by the Division of General Services.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 9th day of July, 2015.
Approved the 9th day of July, 2015.
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