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4015Ratification Number: 143Act Number: 94Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010425Primary Sponsor: BreelandAll Sponsors: Breeland, Whipper, Harrell, Weeks, Limehouse, Allison, Bowers, R. Brown, Dantzler, Emory, Gourdine, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hosey, Law, Lloyd, Mack, Meacham-Richardson, Miller, J.M. Neal, Rivers, Scarborough, Snow and StuartDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\10194sd01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010606Date of Last Amendment: 20010604Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20010829Subject: Porgy and Bess, designated as official opera of State; State Opera, State Symbols and EmblemsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20010905 Act No. A94 ------ 20010829 Signed by Governor ------ 20010607 Ratified R143 House 20010606 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20010604 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20010514 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20010514 Committee amendment adopted ------ 20010510 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20010509 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 20010502 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20010502 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010501 Read second time House 20010425 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 25, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 9, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 10, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 14, 2001 - Word format Revised on June 4, 2001 - Word format
(A94, R143, H4015)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-693 SO AS TO DESIGNATE PORGY AND BESS AS THE OFFICIAL OPERA OF THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT COPYRIGHTED OR PROPRIETARY MATERIAL FROM PORGY AND BESS MAY NOT BE USED WITHOUT CERTAIN WRITTEN PERMISSION; AND TO ADD SECTION 1-1-677 SO AS TO DESIGNATE INDIAN GRASS (SORGHASTRUM NUTANS) AS THE OFFICIAL GRASS OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON THIS DESIGNATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Porgy and Bess as official state opera; limitation on use
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-693. Porgy and Bess is designated as the official opera of this State. The State and any of its agencies, departments, or political subdivisions may not use any copyrighted or proprietary material from Porgy and Bess without the express written permission from the estates of Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, and Ira Gershwin or the management company responsible for licensing productions of this opera in part or in its entirety."
Indian Grass official state grass; limitation on designation
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-677. Indian Grass, Sorghastrum nutans, is designated as the official grass of the State. In making this designation, the General Assembly makes no warranty or endorsement of Indian Grass as a commercial product, but recognizes Indian Grass as a native, nonnoxious plant, with a historical, continuing, widespread, and beneficial existence in South Carolina."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 7th day of June, 2001.
Approved the 29th day of August, 2001.
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