South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 340

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Sheheen
Document Path: l:\s-res\vas\010poet.sp.vas.docx

Introduced in the Senate on February 1, 2017
Introduced in the House on March 7, 2017
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Poet Laureate

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    2/1/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 17)
    2/1/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 17)
   2/23/2017  Senate  Committee report: Favorable General 
                        (Senate Journal-page 19)
   2/28/2017          Scrivener's error corrected
    3/2/2017  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 27)
    3/2/2017  Senate  Roll call Ayes-41  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 27)
    3/7/2017  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 12)
    3/7/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 99)
    3/7/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 99)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/1/2017
2/23/2017
2/28/2017

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COMMITTEE REPORT

February 23, 2017

S. 340

Introduced by Senator Sheheen

S. Printed 2/23/17--S.    [SEC 2/28/17 4:57 PM]

Read the first time February 1, 2017.

            

THE GENERAL COMMITTEE

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 340) to amend Section 1-3-230 of the 1976 Code, relating to the appointment of South Carolina's poet laureate, to provide that the South Carolina Arts Commission shall provide, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

KATRINA F. SHEALY for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-230 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S POET LAUREATE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE THE GOVERNOR WITH RECOMMENDATIONS OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES AND TO ESTABLISH TERMS OF OFFICE AND DUTIES.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 1-3-230 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 1-3-230.    Upon the recommendation of qualified candidates by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the The Governor may shall name and appoint some an outstanding and distinguished man person of letters as poet laureate for the State of South Carolina for a term of four years and until a successor has been appointed and qualified. A poet laureate is eligible for reappointment one time. The poet laureate shall respond to requests of the Governor and participate in other relevant public programming."

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

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