HB 845 - "Shoot the Bull"; "Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig"; official cookoffs

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state symbols, so as to designate the Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship as the state's official beef barbecue championship cookoff; to designate the "Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig" as the state's official pork barbecue cookoff; and for other purposes.

Floyd, Johnny W (138th) James, Lynmore (140th)
Status Summary HC: SPCA SC: SLGO LA: 04/14/97 Signed by Governor
Page Numbers - 1/ 2
Code Sections - 50-3-75
Recorded Votes
House Action Senate
2/28/97 Read 1st Time 3/17/97
3/3/97* Read 2nd Time 3/21/97
3/11/97 Favorably Reported 3/20/97
3/17/97 Read 3rd Time 3/25/97
3/17/97 Passed/Adopted 3/25/97
4/3/97 Sent to Governor
4/14/97 Signed by Governor
228 Act/Veto Number
4/14/97 Effective Date

HB 845                                             LC 21 4525 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official 
  1- 2  Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state symbols, so as 
  1- 3  to designate the Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the 
  1- 4  Bull" barbecue championship as the  state's official beef 
  1- 5  barbecue championship cookoff; to designate the "Slosheye 
  1- 6  Trail Big Pig Jig" as the state's official pork barbecue 
  1- 7  cookoff; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting 
  1- 8  laws; and for other purposes. 
 
  1- 9  WHEREAS, the Hawkinsville Civitan Club annually sponsors the 
  1-10  "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship which attracts 
  1-11  competitors from throughout Georgia and the surrounding 
  1-12  states; and 
 
  1-13  WHEREAS, the funds raised from this outstanding event are 
  1-14  used to assist the Civitan International Research Center, 
  1-15  which is working toward a cure for Down's syndrome and other 
  1-16  developmental disabilities, to provide disabled children in 
  1-17  the community with an opportunity to attend Camp Civitan 
  1-18  during the summer and to assist disabled people in the 
  1-19  community and others with unexpected needs; and 
 
  1-20  WHEREAS, the "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship has 
  1-21  earned a well-deserved reputation for the quality and flavor 
  1-22  of the barbecue which is submitted by the participants; and 
 
  1-23  WHEREAS, many of those who participate in this event go on 
  1-24  to claim championship awards in barbecue competitions 
  1-25  throughout the United States; and 
 
  1-26  WHEREAS, the Dooly County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring 
  1-27  the sixteenth annual Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig in Vienna, 
  1-28  Georgia, on October 4 through 11, 1997; and 
 
  1-29  WHEREAS, this unparalleled "Cadillac of Barbecue Contests" 
  1-30  attracts teams from across the southeastern United States 
  1-31  who match their culinary craftsmanship and highly refined 
  1-32  skills in the consummate art of pig cookery with the 
  1-33  creation of one of the most exquisite, treasured, and 
  1-34  relished foods in Georgia; and 
 
 
 
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  2- 1  WHEREAS, this event, which has grown in magnitude each year 
  2- 2  since its inception and has become one of the Southeast's 
  2- 3  most widely anticipated and popular annual festivals, 
  2- 4  reaches as far as Texas, where many uninformed persons still 
  2- 5  mistakenly refer to burnt beef as "barbecue"; and 
 
  2- 6  WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that these 
  2- 7  outstanding events and the hard work and dedication of the 
  2- 8  members of the Hawkinsville Civitan Club and the Dooly 
  2- 9  County Chamber of Commerce that have made this event so 
  2-10  successful be properly recognized. 
 
  2-11       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  2-12                           SECTION 1. 
 
  2-13  Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of 
  2-14  Georgia Annotated, relating to state symbols, is amended by 
  2-15  adding at the end thereof a new Code Section 50-3-75 to read 
  2-16  as follows: 
 
  2-17    "50-3-75. 
 
  2-18    (a) The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's 'Shoot the Bull' 
  2-19    barbecue championship is designated as the official state 
  2-20    beef barbecue championship cookoff. 
 
  2-21    (b) The Dooly County Chamber of Commerce's 'Slosheye Trail 
  2-22    Big Pig Jig' is designated as the official state pork 
  2-23    barbecue championship cookoff." 
 
  2-24                           SECTION 2. 
 
  2-25  Notwithstanding the provisions of Code Section 1-3-4.1, this 
  2-26  Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor 
  2-27  or its becoming law without such approval. 
 
  2-28                           SECTION 3. 
 
  2-29  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  2-30  repealed. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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