Current Status Bill Number:
870Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950525Primary Sponsor: LeventisAll Sponsors: Leventis and LandDrafted Document Number: GJK\22035SD.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960208Date of Last Amendment: 19960207Subject: R.J. Chic Mathis Highway named
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960208 Concurred in House amendment Senate 19960208 Received from House House 19960207 Amended, adopted, returned to Senate with amendment House 19960124 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19960207 House 19960118 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19960124 House 19960111 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19960118 House 19950601 Debate adjourned House 19950531 Recalled from Committee 21 HEPW House 19950529 Introduced, referred to Committee 21 HEPW Senate 19950525 Adopted, sent to House Senate 19950525 Recalled from Committee 15 ST Senate 19950525 Introduced, referred to Committee 15 STView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AMENDED--NOT PRINTED IN THE HOUSE
February 7, 1996
S. Printed 5/31/95--H.
Read the first time May 29, 1995.
TO REQUEST THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGNATE AND NAME THE BRIDGE ON PINEWOOD ROAD AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH McCRAY'S MILL ROAD IN SUMTER IN HONOR OF R. J. CHIC MATHIS HIGHWAY.
Whereas, R. J. "Chic" Mathis of Sumter served as a member of the South Carolina State Highways and Public Transportation Commission from 1983 to 1987. He was elected vice chairman of the commission in 1985 and chairman in 1986. On the commission, he represented District 3 (Clarendon, Lee, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties); and
Whereas, Mr. Mathis exemplified drive, determination, and leadership during his years as a commissioner and particularly during his year as chairman; and
Whereas, during his year as chairman, the department presented an economic development plan for highway expansion and improvement, known as SHIMS, and a group of forty-seven prominent business leaders formed an advocacy group for improving the state's transportation network and unveiled a campaign called "The Drive for Tomorrow". The General Assembly responded to these efforts by approving a two cents a gallon fuel tax increase effective in July, 1987 and an additional one cent effective January, 1989. Mr. Mathis' active leadership was instrumental to the success of these endeavors; and
Whereas, at the time he served on the commission, Chic Mathis was president of four businesses: Mathis Investment Co., Inc., Mathis Realty Co., Chicirene, Inc., and Central Distributing Co., Inc. Additionally, he was chairman of the Sumter Board of Directors of Citizens and Southern National Bank. He is a Mason, Shriner, a member of American Legion Post 15, and a charter member and past president of the Sumter-Palmetto Rotary Club; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly believe it will be a fitting honor and tribute to this outstanding man who has done so much for his community and State if the bridge on Pinewood Road at its intersection with McCray's Mill Road in Sumter were named for him. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, request the South Carolina Department of Transportation to designate and name the bridge on Pinewood Road at its intersection with McCray's Mill Road in Sumter in honor of R. J. "Chic" Mathis.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Department of Transportation and to Mr. Mathis.