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Sponsors: Reps. Witherspoon, Barfield, Clemmons, Frye, Hardwick and Sandifer
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Introduced in the House on February 23, 2006
Introduced in the Senate on February 28, 2006
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 8, 2006
Summary: Tree Farm Program
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/23/2006 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-7 2/28/2006 Senate Introduced SJ-10 2/28/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-10 3/2/2006 Senate Committee report: Favorable Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-16 3/8/2006 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-39
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 2, 2006
Introduced by Reps. Witherspoon, Barfield, Clemmons, Frye, Hardwick and Sandifer
S. Printed 3/2/06--S.
Read the first time February 28, 2006.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4710) celebrating sixty years of tree farming in South Carolina and saluting the South Carolina Tree Farm Program, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
CHAUNCEY K. GREGORY for Committee.
CELEBRATING SIXTY YEARS OF TREE FARMING IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SALUTING THE SOUTH CAROLINA TREE FARM PROGRAM.
Whereas, the State of South Carolina is celebrating sixty years of Tree Farming in 2006; and
Whereas, the American Tree Farm System is a nationwide program that gives public recognition to nearly sixty thousand private forest landowners who are managing their forests for wood, wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics, and clean water; the American Tree Farm System is sponsored by the nation's wood-using industries through the American Forest Institute with the assistance of forestry organizations, public agencies, consulting foresters, and others; and
Whereas, timber is the state's largest cash crop with a delivered value of 835 million dollars, and the total economic impact of South Carolina's forest products industry is 14.7 billion; and
Whereas, two-thirds, or 12.4 million acres, of South Carolina is forested; and
Whereas, seventy-four percent of South Carolina's forests are owned by family forest owners, sixteen percent by industry, five percent by the public, and five percent by the United States Forest Service; and
Whereas, the Sixtieth Anniversary of Tree Farming in South Carolina is an occasion deserving of special recognition. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, celebrates sixty years of Tree Farming in South Carolina and salutes the South Carolina Tree Farm Program.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Forestry Association and the South Carolina Tree Farm Committee.
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