Current Status Bill Number:
3544Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970226Primary Sponsor: DavenportAll Sponsors: Davenport, Barfield, Seithel, Altman, Chellis, Meacham, Stoddard, Littlejohn, Lanford, Miller, Phillips, Cooper, Witherspoon, McCraw, Leach, Haskins, Riser, Limehouse and BattleDrafted Document Number: pt\2958mm.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee 24 HIMRSubject: Georgia State Flag, New York State Legislature to reinstate in Hall of Flags or also remove State Flag of S.C.
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970430 Recommitted to Committee 24 HIMR House 19970424 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970430 House 19970417 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970423 House 19970401 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19970417 House 19970325 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19970401 House 19970320 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19970325 House 19970319 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19970226 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
March 19, 1997
Introduced by Reps. Davenport, Barfield, Seithel, Altman, Chellis, Meacham, Stoddard, Littlejohn, Lanford, Miller, Phillips, Cooper, Witherspoon, McCraw, Leach, Haskins, Riser, Limehouse and Battle
S. Printed 3/19/97--H.
Read the first time February 26, 1997.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3544), memorializing the legislature of the State of New York, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
RICHARD M. QUINN, JR., for Committee.
MEMORIALIZING THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO PASS APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE THE REINSTATEMENT OF THE STATE FLAG OF GEORGIA IN ITS PROPER PLACE IN THE HALL OF FLAGS AT THE NEW YORK CAPITOL, OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, TO REMOVE ALSO THE STATE FLAG OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE NEW YORK CAPITOL'S HALL OF FLAGS.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina are very concerned to learn that the Governor of the State of New York has removed the State Flag of Georgia from the Hall of Flags at New York's Capitol; and
Whereas, the members understand from widespread media reports that New York Governor Pataki watched approvingly during a brief ceremony at which the flag was removed, and referred to the flag as containing a "symbol of hatred for all Americans"; and
Whereas, the State of Georgia is the much beloved Sister State of the State of South Carolina and we share numerous moments of pride and history; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina respects the sovereign right of a state to choose the appropriate symbolism for depiction of its pride and history; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina recognizes that, contrary to Governor Pataki's words, the Confederate Battle Flag, which is incorporated into the Georgia State Flag, is not a "symbol of hatred for all Americans"; but is, in fact, a symbol of the proud heritage of a large number of Americans. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina hereby memorialize the legislature of the State of New York to pass appropriate legislation to require the reinstatement of the State Flag of Georgia in its proper place in the Hall of Flags at the New York Capitol, or, in the alternative, that the legislature of the State of New York pass appropriate legislation to require that the State Flag of South Carolina be removed from the New York Capitol's Hall of Flags to reflect our protest of the disrespect shown our Sister State of Georgia.
Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the New York State legislature, the legislature of the State of Georgia, and Georgia Governor Zell Miller.