Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4870Primary Sponsor: DavenportType of Legislation: CRSubject: Textile IndustryDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940420Computer Document Number: JIC/5619HTC.94Introduced Date: 19940303Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940420Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Davenport Meacham Vaughn R. Smith M.O. Alexander Stoddard Marchbanks Wofford Stone Stuart Townsend Moody-Lawrence Harrell Witherspoon Cato Simrill Hutson Keegan Chamblee Harrelson Stille Hallman Haskins Richardson Riser J. Wilder Klauber D. Wilder Fulmer Cromer Spearman J. Bailey H. Brown Baker Hines G. Bailey Allison Lanford Scott Robinson Tucker Wright Carnell Neilson Koon Phillips Law Kinon Littlejohn Walker D. Smith McCraw Farr JaskwhichType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4870 House 19940420 Received from Senate 4870 Senate 19940419 Adopted, returned to House with concurrence 4870 Senate 19940414 Committee Report: Favorable 12 4870 Senate 19940323 Introduced, referred to 12 Committee 4870 House 19940323 Adopted, sent to Senate 4870 House 19940309 Committee Report: Favorable 24 4870 House 19940303 Introduced, referred to 24 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 14, 1994
Introduced by REPS. Davenport, Meacham, Vaughn, R. Smith, M.O. Alexander, Stoddard, Marchbanks, Wofford, Stone, Stuart, Townsend, Moody-Lawrence, Harrell, Witherspoon, Cato, Simrill, Hutson, Keegan, Chamblee, Harrelson, Stille, Hallman, Haskins, Richardson, Riser, J. Wilder, Klauber, D. Wilder, Fulmer, Cromer, Spearman, J. Bailey, H. Brown, Baker, Hines, G. Bailey, Allison, Lanford, Scott, Robinson, Tucker, Wright, Carnell, Neilson, Koon, Phillips, Law, Kinon, Littlejohn, Walker, D. Smith, McCraw, Farr and Jaskwhich
S. Printed 4/14/94--S.
Read the first time March 23, 1994.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4870), memorializing the President of the United States and the Congress of the United States to take urgent and firm action, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
J. VERNE SMITH, for Committee.
MEMORIALIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE URGENT AND FIRM ACTION TO ENSURE THE HEALTH OF THE AMERICAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly note that textile manufacturing and related businesses play a major role in the economy of the United States and a crucial part in the South Carolina economy; and
Whereas, recent years have seen a sharp decline in textile jobs in this State, resulting in higher unemployment and vast economic losses to many small and medium-sized communities where textile manufacturing and processing was the major employer; and
Whereas, American textile manufacturing has become a modern and efficient enterprise providing goods that set the world standard for quality and innovation and which at the same time has afforded a good livelihood for our fellow citizens, allowing them to support their families through the dignity of hard work; and
Whereas, it is imperative for the President of the United States and the Congress of the United States to ensure that foreign competition to our textile industry is required to compete fairly and on a level playing field; and
Whereas, these aims should be the watchword of the Special Trade Representative in all bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations; and
Whereas, in enacting implementing legislation and ratifying treaties, these aims should be foremost in the minds of members of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, memorialize the President of the United States and the Congress of the United States to take urgent and firm action to ensure the health of the American textile industry.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, the Special Trade Representative, and the members of the United States Congress representing South Carolina.