South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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R236, H3195

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General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. King, Ridgeway, Anderson, Brown, Pendarvis, Gilliard, Weeks and Henderson-Myers
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7014ahb17.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on February 28, 2018
Passed by the General Assembly on May 8, 2018
Governor's Action: May 17, 2018, Signed

Summary: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom and Sickle Cell Day

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/15/2016  House   Prefiled
  12/15/2016  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
   1/10/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 108)
   1/10/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 108)
    2/8/2018  House   Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 20)
   2/13/2018  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Anderson, 
                        Brown, Pendarvis, Gilliard
   2/13/2018  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s). Allison, B. Newton, Bryant, 
                        Felder, Taylor, Magnuson, Hiott, Loftis, Trantham, 
                        Cogswell, Daning, Toole, West, Yow, Martin, Atwater 
                        (House Journal-page 18)
   2/14/2018  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 2-21-18 
                        (House Journal-page 51)
   2/21/2018  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks
   2/27/2018  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers
   2/27/2018  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 24)
   2/27/2018  House   Roll call Yeas-106  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 26)
   2/28/2018  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 16)
   2/28/2018  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 21)
   2/28/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 21)
   4/16/2018          Scrivener's error corrected
   4/25/2018  Senate  Committee report: Favorable General 
                        (Senate Journal-page 10)
    5/1/2018  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 24)
    5/1/2018  Senate  Roll call Ayes-41  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 24)
    5/8/2018  Senate  Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 37)
   5/14/2018          Ratified R 236
   5/17/2018          Signed By Governor

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/15/2016
2/8/2018
4/16/2018
4/25/2018

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R236, H3195)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 53-3-85, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JUNE OF EACH YEAR AS "JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM DAY", SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT ALSO IS RECOGNIZED AS "SICKLE CELL DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA" IN COMMEMORATION OF "WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY".

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Sickle Cell Day, June nineteenth

SECTION    1.    Section 53-3-85 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 53-3-85.    (A)    The nineteenth day of June of each year is designated as 'Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Day' to commemorate and reflect on the freedom of African Americans and their contributions to this State and nation.

(B)    In addition to the provisions of subsection (A), the nineteenth day of June of each year also is recognized as 'Sickle Cell Day in South Carolina' in commemoration of 'World Sickle Cell Day' as created by the United Nations by resolution. The African Union (2005), the UNESCO (2005), the WHO (2006), and the United Nations (2008) recognize sickle cell disease as a public health priority with an estimated five hundred thousand persons born each year with the disease. The nineteenth day of June has been chosen to raise awareness of the genetic disease and support and encourage research, treatment, and management of sickle cell disease."

Time effective

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

Ratified the 14th day of May, 2018.

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President of the Senate

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2018.

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Governor

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