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996Ratification Number: 374Act Number: 381Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020207Primary Sponsor: CoursonAll Sponsors: Courson, Drummond, Hayes, Alexander, Anderson, Bauer, Branton, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Giese, Glover, Gregory, Grooms, Hawkins, Holland, Hutto, Jackson, Kuhn, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Martin, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Mescher, Moore, O'Dell, Patterson, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Ravenel, Reese, Richardson, Ritchie, Ryberg, Saleeby, Setzler, Short, J. Verne Smith, Thomas, Verdin, WaldrepDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5083djc02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020522Date of Last Amendment: 20020521Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020603Subject: Armed Forces of the United States Veterans Monument Commission, establishedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021017 Act No. A381 ------ 20020603 Signed by Governor ------ 20020528 Ratified R374 Senate 20020522 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20020522 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 20020521 Amended, read second time House 20020516 Committee report: Favorable with 21 HEPW amendment House 20020213 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Senate 20020212 Read third time, sent to House ------ 20020208 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020208 Read second time Senate 20020207 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days Senate 20020207 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on February 7, 2002 - Word format Revised on February 8, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 16, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 21, 2002 - Word format
(A381, R374, S996)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES VETERANS MONUMENT COMMISSION AND PROVIDE FOR THE COMMISSION'S MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES, AND RELATED MATTERS.
Whereas, the State of South Carolina is eternally grateful to her sons and daughters who honorably served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States of America; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper that the people of a grateful State should express their appreciation for the honorable military service of her sons and daughters and remember their courage, service, and sacrifice by erecting an appropriate monument located on the grounds of the State House. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Armed Forces of the United States Veterans Monument Commission; duties
SECTION 1. The Armed Forces of the United States Veterans Monument Commission is created to design and establish an appropriate monument to be placed on the grounds of the Capitol Complex to recognize and honor the accomplishments of South Carolina veterans who have served honorably, in peace or war, in any of the five branches of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The flags flown would be the flag of the United States, the flags of the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard, and the United States Air Force, and the flag commonly known as the POW/MIA flag. The inscription on the monument should be: "The State of South Carolina is eternally grateful to her sons and daughters who honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America."
The commission is authorized to determine whether funds for the monument should be derived from public or private sources, and the commission is authorized to designate the location of the monument. If the commission determines funds for the monument should be derived from private sources, the commission is empowered and directed to raise private funds, to receive private grants, and to receive gifts to carry out the purpose for which the commission is created. If the commission determines funding for the monument should be public, the commission may recommend an appropriation for the monument.
By February 1, 2003, the commission shall report the proposed design, location, and dedication date to the State House Committee.
By March 1, 2003, the commission shall report the proposed design, location, and dedication date of the monument to the General Assembly and shall include its recommendations as to funding and a report as to any funds collected from private sources. The site and monument shall be of a sufficient area and designed so that the flags of the five branches of the Armed Forces and the United States can be flown at the location selected.
Upon the dedication of this monument, the commission is dissolved. Upon dissolution the State shall ensure proper maintenance of the monument as is done for other historical monuments on the grounds of the Capitol Complex.
The commission shall be comprised of three members of the Senate to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and three members who may or may not be members of the General Assembly to be appointed by the Governor. Notwithstanding Section 8-13-770 of the 1976 Code of Laws or any other provision of law, members of the General Assembly may be appointed to this commission and may serve on the commission.
Commission members are not entitled to receive the subsistence, mileage, and per diem otherwise provided by law for members of state boards, committees, and commissions.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 28th day of May, 2002.
Approved the 3rd day of June, 2002.
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