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A100, R37, S408
Sponsors: Senators Courson and Drummond
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Introduced in the Senate on February 20, 2003
Introduced in the House on February 26, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on April 3, 2003
Governor's Action: April 21, 2003, Signed
Summary: Armed Forces of the US Veterans Monument, SC flag to be flown
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/20/2003 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-3 2/20/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for second reading on next legislative day SJ-3 2/20/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-3 2/21/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-24 2/25/2003 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-22 2/26/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-11 2/26/2003 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-11 4/1/2003 House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-33 4/2/2003 House Read second time HJ-69 4/3/2003 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-7 4/16/2003 Ratified R 37 4/21/2003 Signed By Governor 5/1/2003 Copies available 5/1/2003 Effective date 04/21/03 10/23/2003 Act No. 100
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A100, R37, S408)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AMEND ACT 381 OF 2002, RELATING TO THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES VETERANS MONUMENT, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE STATE FLAG OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS ONE OF THE FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT THE MONUMENT AND TO CHANGE THE REPORTING DATE OF THE VETERANS MONUMENT COMMISSION FROM MARCH 1, 2003, TO JUNE 1, 2003.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Monument Commission created
SECTION 1. Section 1 of Act 381 of 2002 is amended to read:
"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 state flag of South Carolina, 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 June 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 16th day of April, 2003.
Approved the 21st day of April, 2003.
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