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4808Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000322Primary Sponsor: PhillipsAll Sponsors: Phillips and McCrawDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22555cm00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public Works Committee 21 HEPWSubject: Motor vehicle accident resulting in traffic fatality victim, erection of cross at site of; Public Safety, TransportationHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000322 Introduced, referred to Committee 21 HEPW Versions of This Bill
TO REQUEST THAT BOTH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY CONDUCT SEPARATE STUDIES OF THE COST AND FEASIBILITY OF ERECTING EITHER PLASTIC OR WOODEN CROSSES IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF A HIGHWAY CONTAINING THE NAME OF A TRAFFIC FATALITY VICTIM WITH THE VICTIM-FAMILY'S PERMISSION, AND EXAMINE THE COST AND POTENTIAL BENEFIT OF ERECTING CROSSES AS COMPARED TO THE BENEFITS AND SUCCESSES ACHIEVED FROM THE STATE'S CURRENT HIGHWAY SAFETY INITIATIVES, AND REPORT THEIR FINDINGS TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, HOUSE EDUCATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE, HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE, AND THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE BY JANUARY 1, 2001.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That both the South Carolina Department of Transportation and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety are requested to conduct separate studies of the cost and feasibility of erecting either plastic or wooden crosses in the right-of-way of a highway adjacent to the site of a traffic fatality containing the name of a traffic fatality victim with the victim-family's permission. The studies must also examine the cost and potential benefit of erecting crosses as compared to the benefits and successes achieved from the state's current highway safety initiatives. Both departments must report their findings to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the House Education and Public Works Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Senate Transportation Committee by January 1, 2001.
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