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Reps. KING and MCDANIEL propose the following Amendment No. to H. 5183 (COUNCIL\SA\5183C092.JN.SA22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, Section 59-29-620(D), by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/( ) the historical fact that in 1792 restrictions were placed on free African-Americans. South Carolina passed a law requiring all free African-Americans between the ages of 16 and 50 to pay a yearly 'head tax' of $2.00, a significant sum of money in that day. This is but one of a number of laws that made life very difficult for the relatively few African-Americans who were free. In 1790 they numbered only 1,801 of the 109,000 African-Americans who lived in the state. /