South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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R163, S796

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Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Senator Sheheen
Document Path: l:\s-res\vas\020sest.kmm.vas.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 9, 2018
Introduced in the House on February 22, 2018
Last Amended on February 20, 2018
Passed by the General Assembly on April 12, 2018
Governor's Action: April 17, 2018, Signed

Summary: Sestercentennial of the American Revolution in SC

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/6/2017  Senate  Prefiled
   12/6/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on General
    1/9/2018  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 56)
    1/9/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 56)
   2/14/2018  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment General 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)
   2/15/2018          Scrivener's error corrected
   2/20/2018  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 19)
   2/20/2018  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 19)
   2/20/2018  Senate  Roll call Ayes-42  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 19)
   2/21/2018  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 10)
   2/22/2018  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 65)
   2/22/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial 
                        Resolutions (House Journal-page 65)
    3/8/2018  House   Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial 
                        Resolutions (House Journal-page 110)
   3/20/2018  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-21-18 
                        (House Journal-page 44)
   3/21/2018  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-11-18 
                        (House Journal-page 36)
   4/11/2018  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 11)
   4/11/2018  House   Roll call Yeas-95  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 11)
   4/12/2018  House   Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 5)
   4/12/2018          Ratified R 163
   4/17/2018          Signed By Governor
   4/24/2018          Effective date 04/17/18

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/6/2017
2/14/2018
2/15/2018
2/20/2018
3/8/2018

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R163, S796)

A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA AMERICAN REVOLUTION SESTERCENTENNIAL COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSE, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION; TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN OFFICERS OF THE COMMISSION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR COMPENSATION OF EXPENSES TO COMMISSION MEMBERS.

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

Creation and purpose

SECTION    1.    There is hereby created a South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission, which shall have the authority and responsibility to plan and execute, insofar as authorized and funded by the General Assembly, a proper observance of the Sestercentennial of the American Revolution in South Carolina, and in cooperation with the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust; a national organization, if any; and other similar commemorative organizations in other states.

Staffing

SECTION    2.    The working staff of the South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission shall consist of the staffs of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Department of Archives and History insofar as is needful, and any persons hired or any funds appropriated for the purpose of carrying out the policies and programs of the American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission shall be placed in one of these two departments.

Membership

SECTION    3.    Membership of the South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission shall consist of thirteen persons as follows:

(a)    the Governor, ex officio, or his designee;

(b)    the Lieutenant Governor, ex officio, or his designee;

(c)    the Chairman of the Archives and History Commission, ex officio;

(d)    the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, ex officio;

(e)    three members to be appointed by the President of the Senate from the membership of the Senate;

(f)    three members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from the membership of the House of Representatives; and

(g)    three members to be appointed by the Governor who shall serve initial terms of one, two, and three years, respectively, and whose successors shall serve for terms of four years.

Officers

SECTION    4.    The chairman shall be appointed by the Governor from the membership, and the chairman shall serve in that capacity coterminously with the Governor insofar as is possible. The vice chairman shall be elected by the commission from its membership. The Executive Secretary of the South Carolina American Sestercentennial Commission shall be the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, ex officio; the deputy executive secretary shall be the Chairman of the Archives and History Commission, ex officio.

Member compensation

SECTION    5.    Members of the South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission shall be compensated for their expenses in accordance with law, the total amount not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars per year for the entire commission.

Branding authority

SECTION    6.    The South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission may develop or adopt appropriate branding in order to promote its efforts to the public.

Time effective

SECTION    7.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 12th day of April, 2018.

Approved the 17th day of April, 2018. -- T.

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