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AS PASSED BY THE SENATE
June 4, 2001
Introduced by Reps. 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 Stuart
S. Printed 6/4/01--S.
Read the first time May 2, 2001.
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 THE PERMISSION OF THE OWNERS OF THAT MATERIAL.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
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."
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-677. Indiangrass, sorghastrum nutans, is designated as the official grass of the State. In making this designation, the General Assembly makes no warranty or endorsement of Indiangrass as a commercial product, but recognizes Indiangrass as a native, non-noxious plant, with a historical, continuing, widespread, and beneficial existence in South Carolina."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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