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A31, R77, H3233
Sponsors: Reps. Talley, Altman, Walker and Clemmons
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on January 30, 2003
Last Amended on April 23, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on April 30, 2003
Governor's Action: May 14, 2003, Signed
Summary: Goldenrod, official state wildflower
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/18/2002 House Prefiled 12/18/2002 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs 1/14/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-96 1/14/2003 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-96 1/28/2003 House Recalled from Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-48 1/29/2003 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clemmons 1/29/2003 House Read second time HJ-17 1/30/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-8 1/30/2003 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-11 2/12/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-16 2/12/2003 Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-16 2/25/2003 Senate Committed to Committee on Judiciary SJ-28 4/2/2003 Senate Recalled from Committee on Judiciary SJ-5 4/23/2003 Senate Amended SJ-30 4/23/2003 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-30 4/30/2003 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-37 5/8/2003 Ratified R 77 5/14/2003 Signed By Governor 5/23/2003 Copies available 5/23/2003 Effective date 05/14/03 6/11/2003 Act No. 31
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(A31, R77, H3233)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-704 SO AS TO DESIGNATE GOLDENROD THE OFFICIAL STATE WILDFLOWER.
Whereas, Goldenrod is a strong, fibrous perennial found in meadows, fields, and along roadsides which grows in full sun to part shade needing only average moisture, making it a very tough and durable plant; and
Whereas, Goldenrod, contrary to popular belief, does not cause allergies to flare as the Goldenrod pollen is too heavy to blow in the wind; and
Whereas, the bright yellow flowers are very long lasting and the bloom time is very long with the plant forming a dense clump that can be divided, and can reseed itself, allowing the plant to multiply every year; and
Whereas, Goldenrod, when cut back, produces more blooms than usual; and
Whereas, the ubiquitous Goldenrod, so familiar to South Carolinians in every generation, is an ideal candidate for the exalted position of "official state wildflower". Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-704. Goldenrod (solidago altissima) is the official state wildflower."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of May, 2003.
Approved the 14th day of May, 2003.
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