Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Reps. Barfield, Cato, Clemmons, Keegan, Viers, Wilkins and Witherspoon
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bbm\9714sl03.doc
Introduced in the House on April 1, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on April 8, 2003
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 15, 2003
Summary: Taiwan, The Republic of China
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/1/2003 House Introduced, placed on calendar without reference HJ-34 4/2/2003 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-71 4/2/2003 House Reconsidered HJ-72 4/2/2003 House Debate adjourned until Thursday, April 3, 2003 HJ-72 4/3/2003 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-27 4/8/2003 Senate Introduced SJ-33 4/8/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-33 4/9/2003 Senate Polled out of committee General SJ-26 4/9/2003 Senate Committee report: Favorable General SJ-26 4/11/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 4/15/2003 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-62
View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 9, 2003
Introduced by Reps. Barfield, Cato, Clemmons, Keegan, Viers, Wilkins and Witherspoon
S. Printed 4/9/03--S. [SEC 4/11/03 10:15 AM]
Read the first time April 8, 2003.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3908) to recognize and commend the Republic of China (Taiwan) for its contributions to promote world peace, freedom, and human rights, and for supporting its efforts toward the peace, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROMOTE WORLD PEACE, FREEDOM, AND HUMAN RIGHTS, AND FOR SUPPORTING ITS EFFORTS TOWARD THE PEACE AND STABILITY OF THE ASIAN PACIFIC REGION.
Whereas, the Republic of China and the United States of America are friends and allies of long standing, both of which dearly cherish and commonly share values and ideals of freedom, democracy, and human rights; and
Whereas, the Republic of China has distinguished itself in the areas of education, economy, and democratization, being the world's nineteenth largest economy, the United States' eighth largest trading partner, as well as the fifth largest market for the United States' agricultural products; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina and Taiwan have enjoyed long and mutually beneficial sister-state relations since 1981 with the prospect of further enhancing the association; and
Whereas, the twenty-three million inhabitants of Taiwan are hard-working and caring people who have been compassionately assisting needy people of many countries in humanitarian relief, medical assistance, and technical cooperation in a wide variety of aspects; and
Whereas, people on Taiwan are peace-loving and entitled to the basic right of living free from fear; and
Whereas, the Taiwan Straits is an indispensable water passage serving as an economic lifeline between the East Asian and the Southeast Asian countries in particular, and its peace and stability is vital to that of the Asian Pacific region; and
Whereas, the threat of the use of force against the Republic of China in any form, including the deployment of missiles aimed at Taiwan along the coastline of the strait, is apparently menacing to the peace and stability of our region and should not be tolerated. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, recognize and commend the Republic of China (Taiwan) for its contributions to promote world peace, freedom, and human rights, and for supporting its efforts toward the peace and stability of the Asian Pacific region.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Maggie Tien, Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta.
This web page was last updated on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 10:32 A.M.