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Sponsors: Rep. Gilliard
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on January 28, 2016
Last Amended on February 18, 2016
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 25, 2016
Summary: Mother Emanuel Nine Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/3/2015 House Prefiled 12/3/2015 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions 1/12/2016 House Introduced (House Journal-page 26) 1/12/2016 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 26) 1/26/2016 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 4) 1/27/2016 Scrivener's error corrected 1/27/2016 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 19) 1/28/2016 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 8) 1/28/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/17/2016 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 10) 2/18/2016 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 31) 2/18/2016 Senate Adopted (Senate Journal-page 31) 2/18/2016 Senate Returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 31) 2/19/2016 Scrivener's error corrected 2/25/2016 House Concurred in amendment (House Journal-page 35)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
AS ADOPTED BY THE SENATE
February 18, 2016
S. Printed 2/18/16--S. [SEC 2/19/16 1:58 PM]
Read the first time January 28, 2016.
TO DECLARE JUNE 17, 2016, AS MOTHER EMANUEL NINE DAY AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL STATE AGENCIES TO REFLECT ON THE PROGRESS MADE IN IMPROVING RACE RELATIONS AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY FOR MINORITIES AS WELL AS THE EFFORTS TO HELP THE HOMELESS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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Whereas, on June 17, 2015, nine African Americans were murdered during a bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church by a lone gunman in Charleston, South Carolina; and
Whereas, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in the South and has served as a rock in the Charleston community against discrimination and continues to serve the citizens of Charleston, focusing heavily on helping the homeless; and
Whereas, the tragic event shocked not only South Carolina, but the entire nation; and
Whereas, while the shooter intended to start a race war, the community responded by an outpouring of love and unity, culminating in thousands creating a unity chain across the Ravenel Bridge; and
Whereas, the shooting raised concerns over race-related violence and the state of race relations in South Carolina; and
Whereas, the General Assembly encourages every state agency and all South Carolinians to pause and reflect on the horrific tragedy that occurred and to contemplate the state of race relations in their community and the State. 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, declare June 17, 2016, as Mother Emanuel Nine Day and to encourage all state agencies to reflect on the progress made in improving race relations and economic equality for minorities as well as the efforts to help the homeless in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to Reverend Dr. Betty Deas Clark, senior pastor of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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