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Sponsors: Reps. Viers, Clemmons, Edge, Barfield, Miller, Hayes and Witherspoon
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Introduced in the House on March 16, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on March 18, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 30, 2004
Summary: Horry County, Thomas G. Keegan Interchange
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/16/2004 House Introduced HJ-31 3/16/2004 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-31 3/17/2004 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-51 3/18/2004 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-25 3/18/2004 Senate Introduced SJ-19 3/18/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-19 3/30/2004 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation SJ-4 3/30/2004 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-4
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 17, 2004
Introduced by Reps. Viers, Clemmons, Edge, Barfield, Miller, Hayes and Witherspoon
S. Printed 3/17/04--H.
Read the first time March 16, 2004.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4951) to request the Department of Transportation to name the interchange of South Carolina Highway 544 and South Carolina Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) in Horry County in honor of Representative Thomas G. Keegan, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. LEACH, SR. for Committee.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE INTERCHANGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 544 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 31 (CAROLINA BAYS PARKWAY) IN HORRY COUNTY IN HONOR OF REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS G. KEEGAN UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TO INSTALL APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT PLACES AT THIS INTERCHANGE CONTAINING THE WORDS "THOMAS G. KEEGAN INTERCHANGE".
Whereas, Representative Thomas G. Keegan was born April 3, 1939, in Greenwich, Connecticut, and is the son of the late Francis H. and the late Alice McCourt Keegan; and
Whereas, after graduating from Norwalk Community College in 1973, Representative Keegan went on to Iona College where he graduated with a B. S. degree in Criminal Justice in 1976; and
Whereas, in 2001, Representative Keegan was presented with an Honorary Ph.D. from Francis Marion University and an Honorary Ph.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003; and
Whereas, having previously served in the United States Marine Corps, Representative Keegan is married to Marie B. Keegan, and he has five children, Sheila, Maureen, Jacqueline, Thomas, Jr., and Molly; and
Whereas, a retired Chief of Police, the Horry County representative also serves on the Board of Trustees Emeritus of Francis Marion University, Chairman of the Grand Strand Area Transportation Committee, and is a member of the University of South Caroliniana Society and the Conway Historical Society; and
Whereas, Representative Keegan also works with the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Waccamaw Regional Planning and Development Council, the Rural Caucus and the Fire Caucus, and is Chairman of the House Tourism Caucus; and
Whereas, Representative Keegan serves as First Vice-Chairman of the House Operations and Management Committee and Second Vice-Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and he was instrumental in the establishment of the Infrastructure Bank, the funding mechanism for the construction of Veterans Highway and the Carolina Bays Parkway; and
Whereas, it is with honor and admiration that his colleagues wish to recognize his contributions to the State of South Carolina. 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, request the Department of Transportation to name the interchange of South Carolina Highway 544 and South Carolina Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) in Horry County in honor of Representative Thomas G. Keegan upon his retirement from the South Carolina House of Representatives and to install appropriate markers or signs at places at this interchange containing the words "Thomas G. Keegan Interchange".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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