Current Status Bill Number:
165Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: Wilson, Alexander, Anderson, Bryan, Cork, Courson, Courtney, Drummond, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Giese, Glover, Gregory, Hayes, Holland, Hutto, Jackson, Land, Lander, Leatherman, Leventis, Martin, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Mescher, Moore, O'Dell, Passailaigue, Patterson, Peeler, Rankin, Ravenel, Reese, Rose, Russell, Ryberg, Saleeby, Setzler, Short, J. Verne Smith, Thomas, Waldrep, Washington and WilliamsDrafted Document Number: council\legis\bills\jic\5011htc .97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970312Subject: Volunteer Firefighters Day; third Sunday in October; Fire, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970312 Received from House House 19970312 Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence House 19970312 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19970115 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR Senate 19970114 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
DECLARING THE THIRD SUNDAY IN OCTOBER OF EACH YEAR AS "VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND URGING APPROPRIATE OBSERVANCE OF THE DAY BY ALL SOUTH CAROLINIANS SO THAT THEY MIGHT HONOR THE GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY RESULTING FROM THE SERVICE OF, AND SACRIFICES MADE BY, VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly are aware of the extraordinary contribution that volunteer firefighters make to their communities in the protection of life and property; and
Whereas, this service is given freely, often at great personal sacrifice, so that all of us can enjoy the benefits of modern fire protection services that otherwise may be unaffordable to the affected communities; and
Whereas, these dedicated volunteers perform this service and the required training knowing not only that careers and family life are regularly disrupted in so doing, but also in the full knowledge that the service they have undertaken is at great risk to personal safety; and
Whereas, to honor the service and sacrifice of these extraordinary citizens, it is appropriate for the members of the General Assembly to set aside one day each year for observances at which all South Carolinians are able to show their appreciation for the contributions of South Carolina's volunteer firefighters. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That, by this resolution, the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina declare the third Sunday in October of each year as "Volunteer Firefighters Day" in South Carolina and urge appropriate observances of the day by all South Carolinians so that they might honor the great contribution to the public safety resulting from the service of, and sacrifices made by, volunteer firefighters.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Ernie Wooten, Lexington County Fire Service, 5715 Edmund Highway, Lexington, SC 29073.