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A77, R137, H3699
Sponsors: Reps. Rice, Govan, Huggins, Kirsh, Young, Viers and Thompson
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Introduced in the House on March 13, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on March 21, 2007
Last Amended on May 31, 2007
Passed by the General Assembly on June 5, 2007
Governor's Action: June 13, 2007, Signed
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/13/2007 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-45 3/14/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 3/20/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Viers, Thompson 3/20/2007 House Amended HJ-26 3/20/2007 House Read second time HJ-27 3/21/2007 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-13 3/21/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-10 3/21/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-10 5/24/2007 Senate Committee report: Favorable General SJ-22 5/31/2007 Senate Amended SJ-62 5/31/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-62 5/31/2007 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-62 6/1/2007 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-3 6/4/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 6/5/2007 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-48 6/7/2007 Ratified R 137 6/13/2007 Signed By Governor 6/18/2007 Copies available 6/18/2007 Effective date 06/13/07 6/18/2007 Act No. 77
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-240 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A MORATORIUM ON THE PLACEMENT OF NEW MONUMENTS ON THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS AND IN THE STATE HOUSE, EXCEPT FOR THE SENATE CHAMBER AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CHAMBER; TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE MORATORIUM IS LIFTED, A NEW MONUMENT MAY BE PLACED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT IF THE MONUMENT MEETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OR MARKS A MILESTONE IN STATE HISTORY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT IN ORDER TO PLACE A NEW MONUMENT, A MAJORITY OF THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE MUST AGREE TO REVIEW PROPOSALS, A PROPOSAL MUST BE APPROVED BY TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE, AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MUST ADOPT THE PROPOSAL BY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Moratorium on placement of monuments on the State House grounds and in the State House; chambers exempt
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 2 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 2-1-240. (A) For the purposes of this section, 'monument' means a statue, bust, mural, portrait, or other memorial to a person or event venerated for its enduring historical significance.
(B) There is established a moratorium on the placement of additional monuments on the State House grounds or in the State House. The chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives are exempt from this moratorium.
(C) If the moratorium is lifted, the State House Committee may approve the placement of a new monument, pursuant to this section, if the monument represents enduring significant historical contributions, achievements, or accomplishments of a South Carolinian or a milestone in the state's history.
(D) To approve the placement of a new monument:
(1) a majority of the State House Committee must vote to review proposals for the placement of a new monument. To be considered, a proposal must include:
(a) a detailed, written statement explaining the enduring historical significance of the proposed monument, including how the monument will represent the contributions, achievements, and accomplishments of a South Carolinian or a milestone in the state's history;
(b) an artist's rendering, scale model, or stamped architectural rendering of the proposed monument; and
(c) a detailed statement of the funding for the proposed monument and its installation;
(2) two-thirds of the State House Committee must vote in favor of recommending placement of the monument to the General Assembly; and
(3) the General Assembly must adopt the proposal by concurrent resolution calling for the placement of the new monument."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of June, 2007.
Approved the 13th day of June, 2007.
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