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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3015
Introduced in the House on March 30, 2005
Introduced in the Senate on April 7, 2005
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Display of historical documents and objects
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/30/2005 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-33 4/5/2005 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Kennedy, Rutherford, Cobb-Hunter, Moody-Lawrence, Scott, Leach, JE Hines, and White HJ-29 4/6/2005 House Read second time HJ-33 4/6/2005 House Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-2 HJ-34 4/7/2005 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-25 4/7/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-13 4/7/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-13 4/12/2005 Senate Recalled from Committee on Finance SJ-20 4/12/2005 Senate Committed to Committee on Judiciary SJ-20
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 30, 2005
S. Printed 3/30/05--H.
Read the first time March 30, 2005.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-168 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE AN OBJECT CONTAINING THE WORDS OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS TO BE DISPLAYED ON REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE STATE ALONG WITH OTHER DOCUMENTS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE THAT HAVE FORMED AND INFLUENCED THE UNITED STATES LEGAL OR GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 10 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 10-1-168. An object containing the words of the Ten Commandments may be displayed on real property owned by the State along with other documents of historical significance that have formed and influenced the United States legal or governmental system. The display of an object containing the words of the Ten Commandments must be in the same manner and appearance generally as other documents and objects displayed and must not be presented or displayed in any fashion that results in calling attention to it apart from the other displayed documents and objects."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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