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TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO RULES REGARDING THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, BY ADDING SECTION 59-3-50 TO REQUIRE THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION PROVIDE FOR THE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO, THE NATIONAL FLAG, AND THE STATE FLAG TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-3-50. (A) Subject to the provisions contained in subsection (C), the State Superintendent of Education shall provide to each public school in the State a poster or framed copy that depicts:
(1) the national motto of the United States, 'In God We Trust';
(2) an accurate representation of the United States flag, which shall be centered under the national motto; and
(3) an accurate representation of the South Carolina state flag.
(B) The poster or framed copy required by subsection (A)(1) must be displayed in each public school library in this state; and
(C) The posters or framed copies required pursuant to this section shall either be donated by a private organization or shall be purchased solely with funds made available through voluntary contributions."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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