Current Status Bill Number:
4559Type of Legislation: House Resolution HRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980203Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: WilkinsDrafted Document Number: BBM\9656SD.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980203Subject: Tom Berenger, Resolutions
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TO WELCOME TOM BERENGER, DISTINGUISHED STAGE, SCREEN, AND TELEVISION ACTOR, TO THE STATE CAPITOL, TO THANK HIM FOR HIS TRULY UNSELFISH GIFT OF A PRICELESS HISTORICAL CIVIL WAR FLAG TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO GRANT HIM THE PRIVILEGE OF THE HOUSE FLOOR ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1998.
Whereas, Tom Berenger is known worldwide for his many distinguished accomplishments as a television, stage, and motion picture actor who has received high accolades during his remarkable career including Academy Award and Emmy nominations and Golden Globe Awards; and
Whereas, he is a man of many talents. He is a native of Chicago, Illinois, is fluent in Italian and Spanish, and attended the University of Missouri as a journalism major, with hopes of becoming a sport's writer. He was cast in a stage production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", and his career path changed forever; and
Whereas, his work took him all over the world, but during the filming of the movie, "The Big Chill", in 1982 and 1983, he fell in love with Beaufort, South Carolina, which he then made his home; and
Whereas, Tom Berenger is an extremely generous and caring person who has contributed freely of his time, talents, and resources for the public good in many ways. He donated and helped to build a YMCA in Beaufort and has acquired and donated to the State of South Carolina a priceless historical Civil War flag which the citizens of our State deeply appreciate and will forever treasure; and
Whereas, the members of the House of Representatives, by this resolution, would like to welcome him to the State Capitol on his current visit and are desirous of extending to him the privilege of the House floor on Wednesday, February 4, 1998. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives hereby welcome Tom Berenger, distinguished stage, screen, and television actor, to the State Capitol, and thank him on behalf of the citizens of our State for his truly unselfish gift of a priceless historical Civil War flag to the State of South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that pursuant to Rule 10.1 of the Rules of the House, Mr. Berenger may be admitted to the House chamber and is granted the privilege of the House floor during his visit on Wednesday, February 4, 1998.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Mr. Berenger.