Current Status Bill Number:
3663Ratification Number: 236Act Number: 110Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970318Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins, Haskins, Harrison, J. Brown, Sharpe, Townsend, Cato, H. Brown and D. SmithDrafted Document Number: jic\5930dw.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970605Date of Last Amendment: 19970605Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19970615Subject: State House renovations; flags, portraits, etc., to be placed in original location, Buildings; Public Safety Director
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970630 Act No. A110 ------ 19970615 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19970609 Ratified R236 House 19970605 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19970605 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19970604 Read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments, carrying over all amendments to third reading Senate 19970529 Recalled from Committee, 11 SJ placed on the Calendar Senate 19970320 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19970320 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970319 Read second time House 19970318 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A110, R236, H3663)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 10-1-163, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL PORTRAITS, FLAGS, BANNERS, MONUMENTS, STATUES, AND PLAQUES WHICH MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE STATE HOUSE DURING RENOVATIONS BE RETURNED TO THEIR ORIGINAL LOCATIONS WHEN THE STATE HOUSE IS REOCCUPIED, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY OF THE SENATE MEMBERS TO APPROVE THE LOCATION OF THESE ITEMS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CHAMBERS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE LOCATION OF THESE ITEMS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE RESPECTIVE CHAMBERS MUST NOT BE CHANGED UNLESS APPROVED BY AN ACT PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR TO RESUBMIT THE NAME OF HIS ACTING INTERIM APPOINTEE FOR THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IF THE SENATE FAILS TO CONFIRM HIM PRIOR TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNING, SINE DIE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE INTERIM APPOINTEE MAY CONTINUE TO SERVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 1998, AT WHICH TIME THE OFFICE SHALL BECOME VACANT IF THE APPOINTEE IS NOT CONFIRMED AND THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 1-3-210 SHALL APPLY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Items in State House must be returned to original location
SECTION 1. Section 10-1-163 (A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Section 115, Part II, Act 145 of 1995, is amended to read:
"(A) All portraits, flags, banners, monuments, statues, and plaques which were in or on the State House on May 1, 1995, which may be removed from the State House during renovations must be returned to their original location when the State House is reoccupied. Cost for removing and returning these items must be paid from the funds of the State Budget and Control Board for maintenance. When all portraits, flags, banners, monuments, statues, and plaques are returned to their original location after the renovations are completed, the location of these items must not be changed in the chambers of the House of Representatives unless approved by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and in the chambers of the Senate unless approved by an absolute majority of the Senate members. The location of all portraits, flags, banners, monuments, statues, and plaques located outside of the respective chambers must not be changed unless approved by an act passed by the General Assembly. For purposes of this subsection, 'original location' means the general vicinity or at an alternative location if the wall or structure is removed or modified such that the portrait, flag, banner, monument, statue, or plaque cannot be returned to its original location."
Acting interim director of the Department of Public Safety
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1-3-210 of the 1976 Code, the Governor may resubmit the name of his acting interim appointee, as published in the Senate Journal on February 25, 1997, for the office of director of the Department of Public Safety if the Senate fails to confirm the interim appointee prior to the General Assembly adjourning, sine die. The acting interim appointee may continue to serve until February 1, 1998, at which time the office shall be vacant if the appointee is not confirmed and the provisions of Section 1-3-210 of the 1976 Code shall apply in filling the vacancy, nunc pro tunc.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/15/97.