Upstate lawmaker amends SC fossil bill to acknowledge creator - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Upstate lawmaker amends SC fossil bill to acknowledge creator

The South Carolina State House. (File/FOX Carolina) The South Carolina State House. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

South Carolina lawmakers will continue to debate the possibility of making the wooly mammoth the official state fossil, per the request of an 8-year-old girl from Clarendon County.

But the bill was amended earlier in the week by Sen. Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson.

Bryant's amendment includes the addition of, "Section 1-1-712A. The Columbian mammoth, which was created on the sixth day with the other beasts of the field, is designated as the official state fossil of South Carolina and must be officially referred to as 'the Columbian mammoth,' which was created on the sixth day with the other beasts of the field."

In a post on Bryant's blog, he said he wrote the addition after his previous change was ruled out of order because he wanted to acknowledge the creator and one of his creations. He previously included text from Genesis.

"I think it's very important that we acknowledge the creator when we're acknowledging some of his wonderful creations. I don't have a problem acknowledging the wooly mammoth as a state fossil," Bryant told FOX Carolina in late March.

Stay with FOX Carolina and foxcarolina.com for more in this developing story as the State House discusses the amended bill.

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