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1119Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000203Primary Sponsor: GroomsAll Sponsors: Grooms, Ryberg, Richardson, Mescher, Giese, Branton and FairDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5044djc00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee 24 HIMRSubject: Congress requests to amend Constitution of U.S. to allow prayer in schools; School DistrictsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000425 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR ------ 20000420 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000420 Adopted, sent to House Senate 20000419 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20000203 Introduced, referred to Committee 11 SJ Versions of This Bill Revised on April 19, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 20, 2000 - Word format
April 19, 2000
Introduced by Senators Grooms, Ryberg, Richardson, Mescher, Giese, Branton and Fair
S. Printed 4/19/00--S. [SEC 4/20/00 5:32 PM]
Read the first time February 3, 2000.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1119), to memorialize Congress to enact and submit to the states for ratification an appropriate amendment to the United States Constitution allowing prayer in schools, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
WILLIAM MESCHER, for Committee.
TO MEMORIALIZE CONGRESS TO ENACT AND SUBMIT TO THE STATES FOR RATIFICATION AN APPROPRIATE AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ALLOWING PRAYER IN SCHOOLS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.
Whereas, the United States Supreme Court in various cases has ruled under the United States Constitution that it is unconstitutional to require students to participate in religious instruction or school prayer or to require students to participate in school activities or functions where religious instruction or prayers will be offered; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly believe that prayer in schools should be an integral part of student instruction and that the United States Constitution should be appropriately amended to permit prayer in schools in all situations and not just on a voluntary basis. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly hereby memorialize the Congress of the United States to enact an appropriate amendment to the United States Constitution and submit to the states for ratification provisions allowing prayer in schools in all circumstances.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to
the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.
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