Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1464Ratification Number: 466Act Number: 401Primary Sponsor: RoseType of Legislation: GBSubject: Environmental Awareness AwardDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 19, 1992Computer Document Number: 1464Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 01, 1992Introduced Date: Apr 09, 1992Date of Last Amendment: May 06, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 01, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 401Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Rose ReeseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1464 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Act No. 401 1464 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Signed by Governor 1464 ------ May 27, 1992 Ratified R 466 1464 Senate May 19, 1992 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 1464 House May 07, 1992 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment 1464 House May 06, 1992 Amended, read second time 1464 House Apr 22, 1992 Recalled from Committee 20 1464 House Apr 15, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 20 referred to Committee 1464 Senate Apr 14, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1464 Senate Apr 10, 1992 Read second time 1464 Senate Apr 09, 1992 Unanimous consent for second reading on Friday, April 10, 1992 1464 Senate Apr 09, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A401, R466, S1464)
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 48, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION, SO AS TO ADD CHAPTER 55 WHICH CREATES THE SOUTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AWARD TO BE PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO A PERSON EXEMPLIFYING EXTRAORDINARY DEDICATION TO THE CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT OF SOUTH CAROLINA BY A COMMITTEE CONSISTING OF DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, THE STATE COMMISSION OF FORESTRY, THE SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM, THE WATER RESOURCES COMMISSION, THE WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION, THE STATE LAND RESOURCES CONSERVATION COMMISSION, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA COASTAL COUNCIL.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly recognize the urgency of continuing conservation and preservation of the environment; and
Whereas, in their ongoing desire to perpetuate the concerns and actions of citizens in these matters, the members find it appropriate to recognize persons who have shown extraordinary dedication to the conservation and preservation of the environment of this State. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Environmental Awareness Award established
SECTION 1. Title 48 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 48-55-10. (A) The South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award must be presented annually by a committee of two members appointed from each of the following:
(1) South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control by its commissioner;
(2) State Commission of Forestry by its chairman;
(3) South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium by its executive director;
(4) South Carolina Water Resources Commission by its chairman;
(5) South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Commission by its chairman;
(6) State Land Resources Conservation Commission by its chairman; and
(7) South Carolina Coastal Council.
(B) The committee shall elect from its members a chairman and a secretary. The department or each commission shall provide for the expenses of its members, except collective expenses must be shared by the department and the commissions. Members are not eligible for mileage or per diem.
Section 48-55-20. The committee shall establish procedures for:
(1) conducting and scheduling its meetings;
(2) receiving nominations for the award; and
(3) selecting the recipient of the award.
Section 48-55-30. Presentation of the award and all related announcements must be made annually the first week in February. It must recognize outstanding contributions made toward the conservation of South Carolina's environment for the previous year. The recipient shall:
(1) exemplify extraordinary dedication to preserving and protecting the environment and natural resources of South Carolina through statewide efforts or efforts in his community or neighborhood;
(2) possess upstanding moral character; and
(3) meet other reasonable criteria considered appropriate by the committee."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of June, 1992.