Current Status Bill Number:
3221Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: D. SmithAll Sponsors: D. SmithDrafted Document Number: PFM\7024BDW.95Companion Bill Number: 3143Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950131Subject: Golf Week
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950131 Received from Senate Senate 19950126 Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Senate 19950125 Polled out of Committee: Favorable 10 SI Senate 19950118 Introduced, referred to Committee 10 SI House 19950117 Adopted, sent to Senate House 19950117 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19950110 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
January 25, 1995
S. Printed 1/25/95--S.
Read the first time January 18, 1995.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3221), to proclaim Sunday, April 23, 1995, through Saturday, April 29, 1995, as Golf Week in South Carolina, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out of Committee without report.
TO PROCLAIM SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1995, THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1995, AS GOLF WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHICH WILL BE OBSERVED THROUGHOUT THE STATE WITH APPROPRIATE CEREMONIES AND EVENTS TO RECOGNIZE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE GOLF INDUSTRY IN SOUTH CAROLINA, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STATE'S JUNIOR GOLFERS, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TURFGRASS RESEARCH.
Whereas, a University of South Carolina and South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism study shows golf generating more than six hundred forty-four million dollars annually for the state's economy, putting it on a par with the state's larger industries; and
Whereas, given that the National Golf Foundation ranks South Carolina just behind Florida as the nation's most popular golfing sport for tourists, this staggering amount of revenue isn't surprising; and
Whereas, the study, which is the state's first economic impact study of South Carolina's golf industry, finds that the golf course operations generate employment for more than fourteen thousand full-time workers; and
Whereas, the study showed:
(1) Out-of-state and international tourists, mostly from Canada and Germany, account for thirty-eight percent of South Carolina golfers.
(2) Sixty-three cents of every dollar spent by South Carolina's golf industry is respent in the state's economy.
(3) More than four hundred sixteen industries, including golf courses, utility companies, liability insurance companies, chemical/fertilizer manufacturers, and golf vehicle dealers, benefit directly from the state's golf industry.
(4) More than sixteen million, seven hundred thousand dollars in sales, excise, and admission taxes are generated annually by golf-related industries. Additional benefits include the creation of jobs and property tax revenue; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly recognize the importance of raising funds for research to promote environmentally sound turfgrass management. The continued success of the golf industry is dependent on research-based answers to the environmental concerns of the public; and
Whereas, Golf Week in South Carolina will allow the South Carolina Junior Golf Association and the South Carolina Chapter of the Professional Golfers of America to seek support to increase the education and advancement of junior golf throughout the State and will allow the South Carolina Turfgrass Foundation to pursue research and education relating to environmentally sensitive turfgrass management. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly proclaim Sunday, April 23, 1995, through Saturday, April 29, 1995, as Golf Week in South Carolina which will be observed throughout the State with appropriate ceremonies and events to recognize the economic impact of the golf industry in South Carolina, the importance of the state's junior golfers, and the importance of turfgrass research.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Happ Lathrop, Executive Director of the South Carolina Golf Association.