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H 4201
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H 4201 Concurrent Resolution, By H.H. Keyserling, J.J. Bailey, S.G. Manly, 
T.F. Rogers, C.Y. Waites and L.S. Whipper
 A Concurrent Resolution memorializing Congress to amend the Budget Enforcement
 Act of 1991 to allow for transfers of savings in the military account to the
 domestic budget; to significantly reduce military spending to a level more
 appropriate to the post Cold War world environment by transferring these
 savings to meet the social and economic needs of this country; and to develop
 a mechanism to provide for the timely and orderly conversion from a military
 to a civilian oriented economy.

   01/16/92  House  Introduced HJ-14
   01/16/92  House  Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial
                     Resolutions HJ-14
   02/04/92  House  Committee report: Favorable Invitations and
                     Memorial Resolutions HJ-10
   02/06/92  House  Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-29
   02/06/92  Senate Introduced SJ-16
   02/06/92  Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-17



COMMITTEE REPORT

February 4, 1992

H. 4201

Introduced by REPS. Keyserling, J. Bailey, Rogers, Whipper, Manly and Waites

S. Printed 2/4/92--H.

Read the first time January 16, 1992.

THE COMMITTEE ON

INVITATIONS AND MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4201), memorializing Congress to amend the Budget Enforcement Act of 1991 to allow for transfers of savings in the military account to the domestic budget, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:

SAMUEL R. FOSTER, for Committee.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO AMEND THE BUDGET ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 1991 TO ALLOW FOR TRANSFERS OF SAVINGS IN THE MILITARY ACCOUNT TO THE DOMESTIC BUDGET; TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE MILITARY SPENDING TO A LEVEL MORE APPROPRIATE TO THE POST COLD WAR WORLD ENVIRONMENT BY TRANSFERRING THESE SAVINGS TO MEET THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC NEEDS OF THIS COUNTRY; AND TO DEVELOP A MECHANISM TO PROVIDE FOR THE TIMELY AND ORDERLY CONVERSION FROM A MILITARY TO A CIVILIAN ORIENTED ECONOMY.

Whereas, the State of South Carolina faces an increasing array of critical unmet needs which cannot be met by state revenues; and

Whereas, state and local government responsibility for providing human services and paying for its infrastructure has increased over the past decade as have federal mandates to do so; and

Whereas, federal aid to states and communities has dropped from twenty-nine and four-tenths percent to sixteen percent of their budgets over the past decade; and

Whereas, this budget crisis results in deep cuts in human services which will increase homelessness, hunger, and health risks for our citizens; results in severe cuts in local aid, public schools, day care and higher education; results in deep cuts in public health and hazardous waste clean-up, endangering the health of our citizens; results in cuts that will debilitate safety, corrections, and youth services; and further results in cuts in infrastructure maintenance and repair, increasing transportation problems and endangering public safety; and

Whereas, the recent end to the Cold War and the death of communism have greatly reduced the need for military spending. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, memorialize the United States Congress to amend the Budget Enforcement Act of 1991 to allow for transfers of savings in the military account to the domestic budget.

Be it further resolved that Congress significantly reduce military spending to a level more appropriate to the post Cold War world environment, thereby providing savings that can and will be transferred to meet the country's enormous social and economic needs.

Be it further resolved that, in order to avoid unnecessary economic dislocation there be developed a mechanism to provide for the timely and orderly conversion from a military to a civilian oriented economy.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.

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