Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 516Ratification Number: 350Act Number: 329Primary Sponsor: SetzlerType of Legislation: GBSubject: Square DanceDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940325Computer Document Number: CYY/15235SD.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940420Introduced Date: 19930309Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940420Last History Type: Act No. 329Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: SetzlerType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 516 ------ 19940420 Act No. 329 516 ------ 19940420 Signed by Governor 516 ------ 19940414 Ratified R 350 516 House 19940325 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 516 House 19940324 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 516 House 19940216 Committee Report: Favorable 21 516 House 19940112 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to Committee 516 Senate 19940112 Read third time, sent to House 516 Senate 19930614 Read second time 516 Senate 19930603 Committee Report: Favorable 08 516 Senate 19930309 Introduced, read first time, 08 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A329, R350, S516)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-700 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE SQUARE DANCE AS THE OFFICIAL AMERICAN FOLK DANCE OF THE STATE.
Whereas, the square dance, which was first associated with the American people and recorded in history since 1651, has consistently been the one dance traditionally recognized by the American people as an expression of American Folk dancing; and
Whereas, square dancing is a traditional form of family recreation in South Carolina and is an activity for young and old which has been recorded throughout South Carolina's history; and
Whereas, square dancing is the American Folk Dance which is called, cued, or prompted to the dancers and includes squares, rounds, clogging, contra, line, and heritage dances; and
Whereas, it is appropriate that the contributions that square dancing make to the cultural life of South Carolina, the United States, and the world should be recognized. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Square dance designated
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-700. The square dance is the official American Folk Dance of the State."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 20th day of April, 1994.