South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 4005

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. J.E. Smith and Clary
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11113cz17.docx

Introduced in the House on March 15, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on April 18, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on General

Summary: SC Native Plant Week

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   3/15/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 10)
   3/15/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial 
                        Resolutions (House Journal-page 10)
   3/30/2017  House   Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial 
                        Resolutions (House Journal-page 81)
    4/5/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clary
    4/6/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 21)
    4/6/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-73  Nays-26 (House Journal-page 21)
   4/18/2017  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 16)
   4/18/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
   4/18/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 8)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

3/15/2017
3/30/2017

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COMMITTEE REPORT

March 30, 2017

H. 4005

Introduced by Rep. J.E. Smith

S. Printed 3/30/17--H.

Read the first time March 15, 2017.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON

INVITATIONS AND MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4005) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 53-3-215 so as to declare the third week in October of each year as, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

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

JIMMY C. BALES for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-215 SO AS TO DECLARE THE THIRD WEEK IN OCTOBER OF EACH YEAR AS "SOUTH CAROLINA NATIVE PLANT WEEK" AND ENCOURAGE ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS TO RECOGNIZE THE ESSENTIAL VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE NATIVE PLANTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO OUR STATE'S HISTORY, ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE, AND ENVIRONMENT.

Whereas, South Carolina's native plants provide unparalleled and unique iconic, economic, artistic, historical, and environmental value to both the history and future of our State; and

Whereas, South Carolina is home to tremendously rich and diverse plant life, containing over four thousand native plant species, subspecies, and varieties of which twenty-one specific species are considered federally threatened or endangered; and

Whereas, the planting, restoration, preservation, and cultivation of South Carolina's indigenous plants provide a natural link to the wild land areas of the present and past, while introducing people to their beauty and instilling a greater understanding and appreciation for our State's natural heritage. Now, therefore,

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

SECTION    1.    Chapter 3, Title 53 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 53-3-215.    The third week in October of each year is declared to be 'South Carolina Native Plant Week' in South Carolina, and all South Carolinians are encouraged to recognize the essential value and importance of the native plants of South Carolina to our state's history, economic landscape, and environment."

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

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