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Sponsors: Reps. J.E. Smith and Clary
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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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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
March 30, 2017
S. Printed 3/30/17--H.
Read the first time March 15, 2017.
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
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JIMMY C. BALES for Committee.
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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