CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ADOPTED -- NOT PRINTED
May 13, 2014
S. Printed 4/2/14--S.
Read the first time February 20, 2014.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 9, CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO STATE EMBLEMS, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-712A, SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE COLUMBIAN MAMMOTH AS THE OFFICIAL STATE FOSSIL.
Whereas, giant mammoths used to roam South Carolina; and
Whereas, scientists have identified the fossils of about six hundred and fifty species of vertebrates in South Carolina to date; and
Whereas, it has been recognized that fossilized mammoth teeth were discovered in a swamp in South Carolina in 1725; and
Whereas, this discovery has been credited as the first scientific identification of a North American vertebrate fossil. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-1-691. The Columbian Mammoth is designated as the official State Fossil of South Carolina."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Sen. Kevin L. Bryant /s/Rep. Phillip D. Owens
/s/Sen. Kevin L. Johnson /s/Rep. William M. Hixon
/s/Sen. Ross Turner /s/Rep. Robert L. Ridgeway III
On Part of the Senate. On Part of the House.