Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1414Primary Sponsor: PassailaigueType of Legislation: CRSubject: Military base closuresDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940602Computer Document Number: 1414Introduced Date: 19940517Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940602Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Passailaigue McConnell Richter Greg Smith McGill Ford Rose WashingtonType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 1414 Senate 19940602 Received from House 1414 House 19940602 Adopted, returned with concurrence 1414 House 19940519 Committee Report: Favorable 24 1414 House 19940518 Introduced, referred to 24 Committee 1414 Senate 19940517 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 19, 1994
Introduced by SENATORS Passailaigue, McConnell, Richter, Greg Smith, McGill, Ford, Rose and Washington
S. Printed 5/19/94--H.
Read the first time May 18, 1994.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1414), to urge the United States Congress and the President of the United States to approve H. R. 4311 which would delay the 1995 military base closures until 1997, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
DEWITT WILLIAMS, for Committee.
TO URGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO APPROVE H. R. 4311 WHICH WOULD DELAY THE 1995 MILITARY BASE CLOSURES UNTIL 1997 AND TO URGE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DIRECT REMEDIAL EFFORTS TO THE COMMUNITIES NOW STRUGGLING TO RECOVER FROM BASE CLOSURES IN 1988, 1991, AND 1993.
Whereas, the cost of closing bases in terms of both actual costs and associated direct economic impact on the affected communities is estimated to be over $100 billion and far exceeds the potential savings of an estimated $3 billion; and
Whereas, the negative annual economic impact to Charleston, alone, exceeds $2 billion; and
Whereas, extensive planning and effort is necessary to solve the problems of adjustment which have and will affect the communities that have had the military as their core industrial base; and
Whereas, the existing plan to close bases has not been implemented with sufficient forethought or contemplation of the actual impact; and
Whereas, H. R. 4311, which would delay the 1995 closures, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative James Hansen (R-Utah) and is co-sponsored by Representative Floyd Spence of our State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the United States Congress and the President of the United States are urged to approve H. R. 4311 and implement remedial actions immediately which would help the communities negatively affected by base closures.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to
the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and to each of the eight members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.