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1195Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000229Primary Sponsor: LandAll Sponsors: Land, HayesDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\dka\3741mm00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and Means Committee 30 HWMSubject: Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, state funds may be used when presenting; Arts and Prints, General AssemblyHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000329 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to Committee Senate 20000328 Read third time, sent to House ------ 20000324 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000323 Read second time Senate 20000322 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20000307 Co-Sponsor added by Senator Hayes Senate 20000229 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 22, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 24, 2000 - Word format
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Read the first time February 29, 2000.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 1195), to amend Section 2-66-10, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
DONALD H. HOLLAND, for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
The S.C. Arts Commission has estimated that it would cost approximately $2,000 which would include costs of a public reception, printing, certificates, etc. The Arts Commission believes that these costs could be absorbed within the commission.
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TO AMEND SECTION 2-66-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JEAN LANEY HARRIS FOLK HERITAGE AWARD, SO AS TO REMOVE THE PROHIBTION AGAINST THE USE OF STATE FUNDS FOR EXPENSES INCURRED OR ASSOCIATED WITH PRESENTING THE AWARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2-66-10 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 12 of 1997, is further amended to read:
"Section 2-66-10. (A) There is created the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award which may be presented to no more than four recipients each year by the General Assembly. At the discretion of the awards advisory committee, an additional Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award may be presented to no more than one folk arts advocate each year by the General Assembly.
(B) The purpose of the award is to recognize lifetime achievement in this State for traditional folk art. The award recognizes individuals or groups who have used their lives to create beauty and meaning for their communities and the State as a whole in ways that are significant because they have lasted, often for hundreds of years. Winners of the award represent those who have demonstrated excellence in folk art
, and have maintained and enriched the lives of all persons of their communities and of the State through their unique talents.
(C) Criteria for the award are as follows:
(1) emphasis on authenticity of tradition, giving the highest priority to those crafts with a long history of practice in this State;
(2) the significance of the individual folk artist or folk art group in maintaining or stimulating the craft to higher levels of artistic achievement; or, the significance of the folk arts advocate in supporting authentic South Carolina traditional craft or interpreting it to a wider audience;
(3) the award must be given to folk artists living and practicing in this State.
(D) There is established an awards advisory committee to the South Carolina Arts Commission whose purpose is to choose award recipients. This advisory committee must be composed of six members who shall serve two-year terms. The members of the advisory committee shall receive no mileage, per diem, or subsistence unless provided for by private funds. The advisory committee is comprised of:
(1) one member of the South Carolina Arts Commission
, or a designee;
(2) the Folk Arts Coordinator at McKissick Museum;
(3) two citizens, one of whom represents the
Afro-American African-American community, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(4) two citizens, one of whom represents the American Indian community, to be appointed by the President of the Senate.
(E) No state funds may be used for this award. Private funds must be raised to cover any expenses incurred or associated with presenting the award and these funds must be remitted to and managed and disbursed by the South Carolina Arts Commission."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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