Current Status Bill Number:
3796Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970401Primary Sponsor: LimehouseAll Sponsors: Limehouse and McKayDrafted Document Number: pt\1111cm.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Invitations and Memorial Resolutions Committee 24 HIMRSubject: Motor State license plates, Public Safety Department to issue, motor vehicles; State Nickname, official
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970401 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICIAL NICKNAME OF SOUTH CAROLINA IS "THE MOTOR STATE" AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IS AUTHORIZED TO USE THIS DESIGNATION ON THE STATE'S OFFICIAL LICENSE PLATES.
Whereas, the State of South Carolina is the site of the highly sought BMW manufacturing facility, located in Greenville County; and
Whereas, both Audi and Honda executives have expressed intense interest in locating manufacturing facilities in the State of South Carolina; and
Whereas, in the very likely event the State is successful in attracting both Audi and Honda, South Carolina would then become a major manufacturer of automobiles, a giant among automobile producing states, and "The Motor State"; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina should be proud of that distinction and display that pride in the appropriate manner; and
Whereas, an appropriate and highly visible way to display that pride is to adopt the nickname of "The Motor State" and to display that nickname on its official license plates. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the official nickname for the State of South Carolina is "The Motor State" and that the Department of Public Safety is authorized to use the designation "South Carolina: The Motor State" on the official license plates produced for the State.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Public Safety.