Current Status Bill Number:
661Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970415Primary Sponsor: LeventisAll Sponsors: LeventisDrafted Document Number: bbm\9369jm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970501Subject: R.J. "Chic" Mathis Overpass on Pinewood Road named in Sumter County, Resolutions, Requests, Transportation
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970501 Received from House House 19970501 Adopted, returned with concurrence House 19970430 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19970416 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR Senate 19970415 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 30, 1997
S. Printed 4/30/97--H.
Read the first time April 16, 1997.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 661), requesting the South Carolina Department of Transportation to designate and name the overpass on Pinewood Road in Sumter, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
RICHARD M. QUINN, JR., for Committee.
REQUESTING THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGNATE AND NAME THE OVERPASS ON PINEWOOD ROAD IN SUMTER IN HONOR OF R.J. "CHIC" MATHIS AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS REFLECTING THIS DESIGNATION.
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 of Highways and Public Transportation 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 in January, 1989; Mr. Mathis's active leadership was instrumental to the success of these endeavors; and
Whereas, in Sumter, Mr. Mathis was recognized for the widening of Highway 521, the widening and extension of Pinewood Road, obtaining a new Motor Vehicle and Highway Patrol Office, and the building of the Wise Drive overpass; and
Whereas, he is now serving as Chairman of the Sumter County Transportation Committee; and
Whereas, Chick Mathis is known, respected, and admired throughout the State for his exemplary public service and leadership abilities, and it would be a fitting honor and tribute to this outstanding individual who has done so much for his community and State to have the overpass on Pinewood Road named for him. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, requests the South Carolina Department of Transportation to designate and name the overpass on Pinewood Road in Sumter in honor of R.J. "Chick" Mathis and to erect appropriate markers or signs reflecting this designation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and to Mr. Mathis.