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Sponsors: Rep. Gilliard
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2014
Introduced in the Senate on January 21, 2014
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 7, 2014
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/3/2013 House Prefiled 12/3/2013 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions 1/14/2014 House Introduced (House Journal-page 31) 1/14/2014 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 31) 1/16/2014 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 226) 1/21/2014 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 133) 1/21/2014 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 16) 1/21/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 16) 4/30/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 23) 5/7/2014 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 25)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 30, 2014
S. Printed 4/30/14--S.
Read the first time January 21, 2014.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4382) to urge our federal, state, and local governments, along with churches and neighborhood associations, to accelerate their efforts to assist the homeless in light, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JOHN L. SCOTT, JR. for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
There is no cost to the General Fund of the State with the adoption of this resolution.
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TO URGE OUR FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, ALONG WITH CHURCHES AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, TO ACCELERATE THEIR EFFORTS TO ASSIST THE HOMELESS IN LIGHT OF THE NATION'S ECONOMY AND ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Whereas, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty approximates that, annually, more than three million people experience homelessness in the United States, including approximately 1.3 million children. Although homelessness is difficult to measure definitively, it appears that more people, especially families, are sleeping in shelters, living in their cars, and taking up residence in tent communities; and
Whereas, the present cold winter weather only exacerbates the problems of the homeless, threatening the lives of many; and
Whereas, in South Carolina alone, almost five thousand people are homeless on any given night, of whom approximately 543 are veterans and 388 are chronically homeless. However, estimates put the total number of beds available in homeless shelters across the State at only two thousand one hundred; and
Whereas, it is critical for us as compassionate Americans and South Carolinians to work toward increased emergency relief, as well as toward the elimination of causes, for those suffering from the serious problem of homelessness. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, urge our federal, state, and local governments, along with churches and neighborhood associations, to accelerate their efforts to assist the homeless in light of the nation's economy and adverse weather conditions.
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