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SenateBill Number: 750Primary Sponsor: MitchellType of Legislation: CRSubject: National Correctional Officers WeekDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930505Computer Document Number: DKA/4565AL.93Introduced Date: 19930504Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930505Last History Type: Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrenceScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Mitchell Bryan Cork Courson Courtney Drummond Elliott Ford Giese Glover Gregory Hayes Holland Jackson Land Lander Leatherman Leventis Macaulay Martin Matthews McConnell McGill Mescher Moore O'Dell Passailaigue Patterson Peeler Rankin Reese Richter Rose Russell Ryberg Saleeby Setzler Short Greg Smith J. Verne Smith Stilwell Thomas Waldrep Washington Williams WilsonType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 750 House 19930505 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 750 Senate 19930504 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO RECOGNIZE NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WEEK, MAY 2-8, 1993.
Whereas, correctional officers who work in state institutions and local facilities throughout South Carolina provide a vital service for citizens of this State and are currently responsible for the security and supervision of more than twenty-five thousand inmates each day; and
Whereas, correctional officers protect the law-abiding majority of state citizens from its offending members by securely holding inmates in custody and preventing escapes to the absolute limits of their capability; and
Whereas, correctional officers protect inmates from violence and encourage them to develop skills and attitudes that can help them become productive members of society following their release; and
Whereas, an ever-present concern for the welfare of others and willingness to assist fellow officers in the face of danger or other need are essential in the daily performance of correctional officers; and
Whereas, correctional officers realistically and soberly understand that the performance of their duties may suddenly and without warning require that they put their own lives in danger; and
Whereas, correctional officers must continually receive training to maintain their certification and to advance the correctional process for the good of the inmates in their care, their fellow officers, their facilities, and the public at large; and
Whereas, the performance, attitude, and morale of correctional officers are matters worthy of serious statewide attention and appreciation; and
Whereas, the nation will observe "National Correctional Officers Week", May 2-8, 1993. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly officially recognize the faithful and dedicated service of correctional officers and their invaluable contributions to their communities, State, and nation, and extend their appreciation for the professionalism, commitment, and outstanding contributions made by correctional officers, and extend their sincere and hearty congratulations to each officer for this well-deserved honor and recognition, and recognize National Correctional Officers Week, May 2-8, 1993.