Bill Text: SC H4482 | 2013-2014 | 120th General Assembly | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Official State Fossil

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2014-06-02 - Act No. 177 [H4482 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2013-H4482-Comm_Sub.html


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COMMITTEE REPORT

March 19, 2014

H. 4482

Introduced by Rep. Ridgeway

S. Printed 3/19/14--S.

Read the first time February 20, 2014.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4482) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 1-1-691 so as to provide that the Wooly Mammoth is designated as the official, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking the bill in its entirety and inserting therein the following:

/        A BILL

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.    Article 9, Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 1-1-712A.    The Columbian Mammoth is designated as the official State Fossil of South Carolina."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.    /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.

KEVIN L. JOHNSON for Committee.

            

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT

ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT ON GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES:

$0 (No additional expenditures or savings are expected)

ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT ON FEDERAL & OTHER FUND EXPENDITURES:

$0 (No additional expenditures or savings are expected)

EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact on the General Fund of the State or on federal and/or other funds.

Approved By:

Brenda Hart

Office of State Budget

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-1-691 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE WOOLY MAMMOTH IS DESIGNATED AS THE OFFICIAL STATE FOSSIL OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

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.

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