Current Status Bill Number:
3320Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970128Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins, Haskins, Allison, Altman, Askins, Bailey, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bauer, Baxley, Beck, Boan, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown, H. Brown, J. Brown, T. Brown, Byrd, Campsen, Canty, Carnell, Cato, Cave, Chellis, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cooper, Cotty, Cromer, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Easterday, Edge, Felder, Fleming, Gamble, Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, Harrison, Harvin, Hawkins, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Hodges, Howard, Inabinett, Jennings, Jordan, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kinon, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Lanford, Law, Leach, Lee, Limbaugh, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Mack, Maddox, Martin, Mason, McCraw, McKay, McLeod, McMahand, McMaster, Meacham, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, Mullen, Neal, Neilson, Parks, Phillips, Pinckney, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Robinson, Rodgers, Sandifer, Scott, Seithel, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, D. Smith, F. Smith, J. Smith, R. Smith, Spearman, Stille, Stoddard, Stuart, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Whatley, Whipper, Wilder, Wilkes, Witherspoon, Woodrum, Young and Young-BrickellDrafted Document Number: pt\2868dw.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970129Subject: The Honorable Jean Laney Harris, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970129 Received from Senate Senate 19970129 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19970128 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
EXPRESSING THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE JEAN LANEY HARRIS OF CHERAW, DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND EXTENDING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER WONDERFUL FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly were deeply saddened to learn of the death on Sunday, January 26, 1997, of The Honorable Jean Laney Harris, who had served continuously in the House of Representatives since 1979; and
Whereas, during her eighteen years in the House of Representatives, she was Chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Cultural Affairs and was an outspoken advocate and ardent supporter of the arts and cultural resources of the State; she had been Second and First Vice Chairman of the House Operations and Management Committee, had served on the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, and at the time of her death, served as a member on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and the State House Committee; and
Whereas, Jean Harris was an outstanding individual and active civic leader who sacrificed much to be a full-time governmental leader and dedicated public servant; yet she found the time to be thoroughly devoted to her family, whose love and support enabled her, and encouraged her, to serve the Palmetto State; and
Whereas, she was a great friend to her community and known as an avid supporter of Cheraw State Park, whose golf course is named after her; and
Whereas, she was committed to historic preservation efforts locally and statewide; and
Whereas, she was a former board member of the Spoleto Festival, Coker College, and the Governor's School for the Arts; and
Whereas, she was the recipient of many honors and awards, including: recognition for her contributions to art education in South Carolina (1987); appreciation for faithful service by the Chesterfield County Mental Retardation Board (1990); Clemson University Extension Service Award for outstanding service in Chesterfield County (1991); award for extraordinary services to higher education by the University of South Carolina (1991); award of excellence in appreciation of continued contributions to the quality of life and economic development of the Cheraw area by the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce (1993); South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education (1993); Meritorious Service Award by the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts (1994); and Friends of Chesterfield for outstanding service by the Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce (1994); and
Whereas, she is survived by her husband, The Honorable Charles Anthony Harris, a former member of the House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate and retired Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit; four children, Lorraine Harris Knight and Anthony, Meg, and Frederick Harris; a grandson, Harris Knight; a brother, Campbell Laney; and a sister, Ethel Ann Streater; and
Whereas, the loss of this outstanding and distinguished colleague leaves a void which can never be adequately filled; and
Whereas, she departed this life with tremendous respect, admiration, and love from countless devoted friends and associates; and
Whereas, we want the family and the many friends of The Honorable Jean Laney Harris to know that they are uppermost in our thoughts and prayers and have our deepest sympathy and love. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, express profound sorrow at the death of The Honorable Jean Laney Harris of Cheraw, distinguished member of the House of Representatives, and extend deepest sympathy to her wonderful family and many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to her husband, The Honorable Charles Anthony Harris.