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A159, R164, S184
Sponsors: Senators Leatherman, Grooms, Mescher, Williams and McGill
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Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2005
Introduced in the House on February 10, 2005
Last Amended on June 2, 2005
Passed by the General Assembly on June 2, 2005
Governor's Action: June 7, 2005, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto overridden
Summary: Create the Francis Marion Trail Commission
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/15/2004 Senate Prefiled 12/15/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry 1/11/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-169 1/11/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-169 2/3/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-9 2/4/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 2/8/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-26 2/9/2005 Senate Amended SJ-23 2/9/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-23 2/10/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-11 2/10/2005 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-11 2/10/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 5/11/2005 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-9 5/17/2005 House Amended HJ-19 5/17/2005 House Read second time HJ-20 5/18/2005 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-65 5/18/2005 Senate House amendment amended SJ-64 5/18/2005 Senate Returned to House with amendments SJ-64 5/25/2005 House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment HJ-301 5/26/2005 Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Leatherman, McGill,and Grooms SJ-287 5/31/2005 House Conference committee appointed Reps. Umphlett, Rhoad, and Hardwick HJ-66 6/1/2005 Senate Free conference powers granted SJ-74 6/1/2005 Senate Free conference committee appointed Leatherman, McGill and Grooms SJ-74 6/1/2005 Free conference report received and adopted SJ-74 6/2/2005 House Free conference powers granted HJ-19 6/2/2005 House Free conference committee appointed Reps. Umphlett, Rhoad, and Hardwick HJ-21 6/2/2005 House Free conference report received and adopted HJ-21 6/2/2005 House Ordered enrolled for ratification HJ-24 6/2/2005 Ratified R 164 6/7/2005 Vetoed by Governor 6/14/2005 Senate Veto overridden by originating body Yeas-39 Nays-0 6/14/2005 House Veto overridden Yeas-89 Nays-18 6/20/2005 Copies available 6/20/2005 Effective date 06/14/05 6/21/2005 Act No. 159
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A159, R164, S184)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE FRANCIS MARION TRAIL COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH A HERITAGE AND TOURISM TRAIL HONORING FRANCIS MARION'S REVOLUTIONARY CAMPAIGNS, TO ESTABLISH THE COMMISSION'S MEMBERSHIP, DUTIES, AND RELATED MATTERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PRESIDENTS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETIES LOCATED IN CERTAIN COUNTIES SHALL SERVE ON AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
Whereas, the campaigns of General Francis Marion in the American Revolution are a source of inspiration and pride to the people of the State of South Carolina and the United States as a whole, and are recognized as having been instrumental in our country's fight for freedom; and
Whereas, the greater part of Francis Marion's campaigns took place in and immediately adjacent to the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina, particularly in the counties of Marion, Florence, Williamsburg, Horry, Georgetown, Berkeley, Charleston, Sumter, Clarendon, and Colleton; and
Whereas, the sites associated with Francis Marion in this area are largely unexplored and undeveloped, and offer little or no access to the public; and
Whereas, it is recognized that an understanding and appreciation of these sites will promote an understanding and appreciation of our heritage and the price of the freedom that we enjoy; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina believes that a tourism trail focusing on these Francis Marion sites and the area in which they are located will promote such goals as well as tourism in this area of South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Francis Marion Trail Commission created, duties
SECTION 1. There is created the Francis Marion Trail Commission for the purpose of establishing a heritage and tourism trail to be designated as the Francis Marion Trail. The commission is authorized to solicit and raise funds for the trail from public or private sources, and, in coordination with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, to designate the location and route of the trail to be included in the department's State Trail System. The commission is empowered and directed to raise private funds, to solicit and receive private and public grants, and to receive gifts to carry out the purpose for which the commission is created. If necessary for proper funding to establish the trail, the commission may recommend an appropriation for the trail. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism shall provide the necessary staff and assistance to the commission. After the trail is established, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism must maintain the trail as part of the State Trail System; however, the commission shall continue to raise public and private funds to assist in maintaining the trail.
SECTION 2. The commission shall consist of the following seven members:
(1) the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism or his designee, ex officio;
(2) the President of Francis Marion University or his designee, ex officio;
(3) one member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
(4) one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(5) one member appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee;
(6) one member appointed by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; and
(7) one member appointed by the Governor.
The members of the commission shall serve terms of four years and until their successors are appointed. Vacancies must be filled in the same manner as original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term. The commission shall elect one of its members to serve as chairman for a term of two years. 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.
Presidents of historical societies to serve on advisory committee
SECTION 3. The presidents of the historical societies located in each of the counties identified in this resolution, or their designees, shall serve on an advisory committee in a nonvoting capacity.
SECTION 4. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 2nd day of June, 2005.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 6/7/05.
Veto overridden by Senate -- 6/14/05.
Veto overridden by House -- 6/14/05.
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