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1250Ratification Number: 274Act Number: 256Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000316Primary Sponsor: GroomsAll Sponsors: Grooms, Matthews and WashingtonDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\lkg\008arti.whb.docCompanion Bill Number: 4690Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000413Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000501Subject: Artisans Center located in Walterboro, designated official folk art and crafts center; Colleton County, State SymbolsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000516 Act No. A256 ------ 20000501 Signed by Governor ------ 20000426 Ratified R274 House 20000413 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 20000412 Read second time House 20000411 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 20000406 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000330 Read second time ------ 20000330 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000329 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ ------ 20000316 Companion Bill No. 4690 Senate 20000316 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 29, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 30, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 11, 2000 - Word format
(A256, R274, S1250)
AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 9, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-708 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARTISANS CENTER IN WALTERBORO AS THE OFFICIAL STATE FOLK ART AND CRAFTS CENTER.
Whereas, founded in 1994, the South Carolina Artisans Center is one of South Carolina's most important cultural resources and is a major tourist attraction; and
Whereas, the primary mission of the South Carolina Artisans Center, a nonprofit organization, is to showcase and market the handcrafted work of our state's leading artisans, while ensuring that art inspired by tradition is protected and nurtured; and
Whereas, the center, started with public and private grants, in part, from regional groups and state agencies like the Department of Commerce and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, is unique in that it is the only organization in the State dedicated to preserving the state's cultural history through folk art and crafts; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Artisans Center's sole purpose is to interpret, market, preserve, and perpetuate the folk art and fine craftsmanship of South Carolina artisans, while it creates a better understanding of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Palmetto State; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Artisans Center displays and sells original works of approximately two hundred artists from the Palmetto State; and
Whereas, through its educational programming, such as "Handmade: A Celebration of the Elements of Craft", the South Carolina Artisans Center provides a unique opportunity for citizens of the Palmetto State to engage with professional artists as they demonstrate the techniques involved in the creation of their fine craft and folk art; and
Whereas, by promoting the indigenous fine crafts produced exclusively by South Carolina artists, the center creates a better understanding of our state's rich and diverse cultural heritage. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
State folk art, crafts center designated
SECTION 1. Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-708. The South Carolina Artisans Center, a nonprofit organization, located in Walterboro is designated as the official folk art and crafts center of the State of South Carolina."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 26th day of April, 2000.
Approved the 1st day of May, 2000.
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