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Indicates Matter Stricken
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Sponsors: Senator Harpootlian
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Introduced in the Senate on March 2, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: Confederate Naval Jack Flag; remove from display Summeral Chapel
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/2/2021 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/2/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 6)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO DIRECT THE CITADEL TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE NAVAL JACK FROM ITS DISPLAY IN SUMMERALL CHAPEL.
Whereas, Act 292 of 2000, commonly referred to as the Heritage Act, regulated which flags may be flown atop the Statehouse and on the Statehouse grounds; prohibited the removal or alteration of monuments and memorials to certain named wars and armed conflicts; and prohibited the renaming and rededication of roads, bridges, buildings, parks, and other public places that were named after historic figures or events; and
Whereas, the Confederate Naval Jack, gifted to The Citadel in 1939, is displayed with fifty-six other flags in the Summerall Chapel on The Citadel's campus; and
Whereas, on June 23, 2015, The Citadel's Board of Visitors voted to remove the Confederate Naval Jack from Summerall Chapel; and
Whereas, the Confederate Naval Jack has not been removed from the Summerall Chapel because of uncertainty about whether the provisions of the Heritage Act prohibit its removal; and
Whereas, it is time that the Confederate Naval Jack be removed from Summerall Chapel. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The General Assembly finds and declares that the Confederate Naval Jack displayed in Summerall Chapel does not fall within the scope of the Heritage Act because the Naval Jack is a flag displayed in the chapel, not atop the Statehouse or on the Statehouse grounds; is not a monument or memorial to any of the wars identified in the Heritage Act; and is not public property named after a historic person or event.
SECTION 2. The Citadel is hereby directed to immediately remove the Confederate Naval Jack from its display in Summerall Chapel and is further directed to dispose of the Confederate Naval Jack in any manner as required by The Citadel's Board of Visitors, provided that it is not displayed in any other place on The Citadel's campus.
SECTION 3. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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