View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 621

Rep. Beach proposes the following amendment (LC-621.WAB0006H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 39-79-100(3)(e)(G)(3) and inserting:

  (3) The South Carolina-Ireland Trade Commission is authorized to raise funds, through direct solicitation or other fundraising events, alone or with other groups, and accept gifts, grants, and bequests from individuals, corporations, foundations, and private organizations and institutions, to defray the commission's administrative expenses and to carry out its purposes as set forth in this chapter. The funds, gifts, grants, or bequests received pursuant to this section must be deposited in an account with the State Treasurer and allocated and annually appropriated to the Department of Commerce to defray the commission's administrative expenses and carry out its purposes. The Department of Commerce is prohibited from using public funds to fund the administrative expenses and carry out the purposes of the commission Expenditures made for the purposes of administering the commission and fulfilling its purposes shall be exempt from the provisions of Title 11, Chapter 35 of the code.