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A93, R22, H3303
Sponsors: Reps. J.E. Smith, Harrison, Pinson, Vick, Agnew, Williams, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Atwater, Bales, Ballentine, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bikas, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brannon, Brantley, G.A. Brown, H.B. Brown, R.L. Brown, Butler Garrick, Chumley, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Cooper, Corbin, Crawford, Crosby, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Gilliard, Govan, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Hart, Hayes, Hearn, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jefferson, King, Knight, Limehouse, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McCoy, McEachern, McLeod, Merrill, Mitchell, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Munnerlyn, Murphy, Nanney, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Norman, Ott, Owens, Parker, Parks, Patrick, Pitts, Pope, Quinn, Rutherford, Ryan, Sabb, Sandifer, Sellers, Simrill, Skelton, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Tribble, Umphlett, Viers, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Willis and Young
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2011
Introduced in the Senate on January 19, 2011
Passed by the General Assembly on March 30, 2011
Governor's Action: April 12, 2011, Signed
Summary: Major General Stanhope S. Spears
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/12/2011 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (House Journal-page 27) 1/13/2011 Scrivener's error corrected 1/18/2011 House Read second time (House Journal-page 15) 1/19/2011 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 29) 1/19/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10) 1/19/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 10) 3/15/2011 Senate Polled out of committee General 3/15/2011 Senate Committee report: Favorable General 3/24/2011 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 19) 3/24/2011 Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-2 (Senate Journal-page 19) 3/30/2011 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 32) 4/6/2011 Ratified R 22 4/12/2011 Signed By Governor 4/14/2011 Effective date 04/12/11 8/23/2011 Act No. 93
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(A93, R22, H3303)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROMOTE MAJOR GENERAL STANHOPE S. SPEARS TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD EFFECTIVE JANUARY 11, 2011.
Whereas, Major General Stanhope S. Spears has served his State and nation with loyalty, dedication, and distinction for over fifty years as a commissioned officer of the South Carolina Army National Guard and enlisted airman in the South Carolina Air National Guard; and
Whereas, General Spears has served the people of the State of South Carolina with great zeal and diligence in numerous and various military capacities, including as a company commander, battalion commander, troop commander, assistant adjutant general, and commandant of Palmetto Military Academy, the state's officer candidate school; and
Whereas, General Spears has been the deserving recipient of numerous military awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Governor's Unit Citation, the South Carolina Active State Service Medal, and the Order of Saint Barbara; and
Whereas, General Spears' leadership attributes are equally known in the civilian community where he was a starting quarterback for the University of South Carolina, President of the National Guard Association of South Carolina, and he held numerous positions in the insurance industry; and
Whereas, for sixteen years General Spears held the highest military position in this State, that of the Adjutant General, a constitutional office to which he was popularly elected on four separate occasions by his fellow South Carolinians. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Major General Spears promoted to Lieutenant General
SECTION 1. Major General Spears is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General of the South Carolina Army National Guard effective January 11, 2011.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of April, 2011.
Approved the 12th day of April, 2011.
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