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Introduced in the House on February 24, 2010
Introduced in the Senate on March 10, 2010
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 17, 2010
Summary: Microenterprise Development Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/24/2010 House Introduced HJ-101 2/24/2010 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-101 2/25/2010 Scrivener's error corrected 3/4/2010 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-4 3/9/2010 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-37 3/10/2010 Senate Introduced SJ-9 3/10/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-9 3/16/2010 Senate Recalled from Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-22 3/17/2010 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-25
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 16, 2010
S. Printed 3/16/10--S.
Read the first time March 10, 2010.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BY THIS RESOLUTION, HEREBY RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE TO SOUTH CAROLINA OF MICROENTERPRISES, DEFINED AS SMALL BUSINESSES WITH FEWER THAN FIVE EMPLOYEES, AND DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF JUNE 2011, AND THE MONTH OF JUNE EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER UNTIL JUNE 2021, AS "MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, microenterprises, small businesses with fewer than five employees, comprise over seventeen percent of South Carolina's employment, providing jobs for more than three hundred ninety thousand South Carolinians; and
Whereas, microenterprises produce jobs through all economic cycles; and
Whereas, South Carolina recognizes that microenterprises stabilize the economies of South Carolina communities by providing local ownership and homegrown products and services; and
Whereas, South Carolina recognizes that training in microenterprise propels people out of poverty and into economic growth; and
Whereas, South Carolina also recognizes the contributions of microentrepreneurs who come from diverse cultures and backgrounds to build the American dream of owning their own businesses; and
Whereas, South Carolina treasures the social, economic, and environmental contributions of its microentrepreneurs; and
Whereas, South Carolina recognizes the importance of microenterprise development, business counseling, and accessible credit as key to the success of microentrepreneurs; and
Whereas, microenterprise development is an essential component of every community hoping to inspire and promote entrepreneurship; and
Whereas, South Carolina communities can stimulate the growth and success of entrepreneurship by fostering microenterprise development and by working together to promote outreach, advocacy, and education encouraging the growth of microenterprise and microentrepreneurship opportunities for South Carolinians. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, hereby recognize the importance to South Carolina of microenterprises, defined as small businesses with fewer than five employees, and designate the month of June 2011, and the month of June every year thereafter until June 2021, as "Microenterprise Development Month" in South Carolina.
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