South Carolina General Assembly
114th Session, 2001-2002

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Bill 3369

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                    Current Status

Bill Number:                      3369
Type of Legislation:              Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                 House
Introduced Date:                  20010125
Primary Sponsor:                  Townsend
All Sponsors:                     Townsend, Scarborough, Altman, R. Brown, 
                                  Campsen, Harrell, Mack and Whipper
Drafted Document Number:          l:\council\bills\bbm\9853htc01.doc
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:     20010306
Subject:                          Harry Bancroft Limehouse, requests to 
                                  appoint to post of Federal Highway 
                                  Administrator; Resolutions, Federal Government


Body    Date      Action Description                     Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  ______________________________________ _______ ____________
House   20010306  Received from Senate
Senate  20010301  Adopted, returned to House
                  with concurrence
------  20010301  Scrivener's error corrected
Senate  20010228  Polled out of Committee: Favorable     15 ST
Senate  20010207  Introduced, referred to Committee      15 ST
House   20010207  Adopted, sent to Senate
------  20010202  Scrivener's error corrected
House   20010201  Committee report: Favorable            24 HIMR
House   20010125  Introduced, referred to Committee      24 HIMR

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Revised on February 28, 2001 - Word format
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February 28, 2001

    H. 3369

Introduced by Reps. Townsend, Scarborough, Altman, R. Brown, Campsen, Harrell, Mack and Whipper

S. Printed 2/28/01--S.    [SEC 3/1/01 1:00 PM]

Read the first time February 7, 2001.



    To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3369) memorializing the President to appoint and the Senate to confirm Harry Bancroft Limehouse, etc., respectfully


    Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.



Whereas, Harry Bancroft (Buck) Limehouse, a Charleston native and 1960 graduate of the Citadel, is a shrewd businessman, avid outdoorsman, proven community leader, and proud family man; and

Whereas, Mr. Limehouse is the founder and owner of Limehouse Properties, a commercial real estate company that manages many of his other business interests, which consist of the Indigo Inn, the Meeting Street Inn, and the Jasmine House, in downtown Charleston and the Summerville Econolodge and the Saint George Comfort Inn; and

Whereas, Mr. Limehouse has received much recognition for his business skills from the South Carolina Hospitality Association, which named him "Hotelier of the Year" for 1994, to his repeat customers and loyal employees. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson and Wales University in 1995 and an Honorary Doctorate in Business from the Citadel in 1996; and

Whereas, in addition to his business experience, Mr. Limehouse also has a myriad of government experience. He was the Chairman of the South Carolina Public Railways Commission and has been applauded for his overhaul of the Department of Transportation, a position he held from 1994 to 1999 and which he made the most efficient Department of Transportation in the nation during his tenure as Chairman. Mr. Limehouse was honored by Governor Carroll Campbell with The Order of the Palmetto Award for his distinguished service to the State of South Carolina and awarded a second Order of the Palmetto by Governor David Beasley in 1999; and

Whereas, Mr. Limehouse was named "Transportation Advocate of the Year" in May 1995, by the South Carolina Transportation Policy and Research Council, and he received the "Friend of the Taxpayer" Award from the South Carolina Association of Taxpayers in 1996; and

Whereas, Mr. Limehouse was the instigator and organizer of the State Infrastructure Bank, which Governor David Beasley signed into law in 1997 and appointed Mr. Limehouse to the board. The State Infrastructure Bank is responsible for funding projects such as the new Cooper River Bridge in Charleston County, the Conway By-Pass, the Carolina Bays Parkway, the Highway 170 Project, the Southern Connector, and the York County Road Projects; and

Whereas, Harry Bancroft Limehouse has been a keen leader in the community for many years involving himself in many civic and regional organizations ranging from the Charleston Board of Realtors, of which he was the Charter President of their Commercial Real Estate Division, to the 1992 Chairmanship of the Southern Governors' Conference and membership on the United States Presidential Delegation to the Paris Air Show of 1987. He is also currently on the board of the Carolina Coastal Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Charleston Elk's Lodge Number 242; and

Whereas, Mr. Limehouse has further served his State by taking an active role in Republican politics since the 1964 Goldwater campaign and served as the Charleston Area Chairman of the George W. Bush for President Finance Committee; and

Whereas, Mr. Limehouse is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys the marshes and woodlands of the South Carolina coast as well as the ACE Basin, where he owns land upon which he has granted a conservation easement to protect the property from future development; and

Whereas, Mr. Limehouse was the founding President of the Palmetto State Games and is the former president of Ducks Unlimited. He was also named the South Carolina Conservationist of the Year in 1997; and

Whereas, Mr. Limehouse is married to the former Frances Fennell of Walterboro, South Carolina. They have four sons, one of whom is Chip Limehouse, our colleague in the House of Representatives, and three of whom have made Mr. and Mrs. Limehouse proud grandparents. 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, memorialize President George W. Bush to appoint and the United States Senate to confirm Harry Bancroft (Buck) Limehouse to the post of Federal Highway Administrator.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States, United States Senator Strom Thurmond, United States Senator Ernest Hollings, and the Honorable Harry Bancroft Limehouse.


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