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A163, R148, S581
Sponsors: Senator Hawkins
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Introduced in the Senate on April 10, 2003
Introduced in the House on April 22, 2003
Last Amended on May 29, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on June 4, 2003
Governor's Action: June 25, 2003, Signed
Summary: USC, Spartanburg campus, Darwin H. Simpson University Readiness Center
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/10/2003 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-2 4/10/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for second reading on next legislative day SJ-2 4/10/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-2 4/11/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-73 4/14/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 4/15/2003 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-57 4/22/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-18 4/22/2003 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-18 5/15/2003 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works HJ-11 5/19/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 5/20/2003 House Amended HJ-46 5/20/2003 House Read second time HJ-46 5/21/2003 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-16 5/21/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 5/29/2003 Senate House amendment amended SJ-53 5/29/2003 Senate Returned to House with amendments SJ-53 6/2/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 6/4/2003 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-58 6/5/2003 Ratified R 148 6/25/2003 Signed By Governor 7/1/2003 Copies available 7/1/2003 Effective date 06/25/03 10/23/2003 Act No. 163
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(A163, R148, S581)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DEDICATE THE NATIONAL GUARD ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX OF THE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY LOCATED ON THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA-SPARTANBURG CAMPUS IN HONOR OF MAJOR GENERAL DARWIN H. SIMPSON IN RECOGNITION OF MAJOR GENERAL SIMPSON'S PASSIONATE PURSUIT AND TIRELESS EFFORTS IN THE CREATION, FUNDING, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS IMPORTANT NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY AND TO NAME THE INTERIOR PORTION OF THE ARMORY THE "MAJOR GENERAL DARWIN H. SIMPSON ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OPERATIONS CENTER" AND TO REQUIRE THE PLACEMENT OF PROPER SIGNAGE.
Whereas, Major General Darwin H. Simpson, a native of Arkansas and a resident of South Carolina for over twenty-five years, received a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and his Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University; and
Whereas, before his recent retirement, General Simpson headed up operations of Van Waters and Rogers, later know as VOPAK USA, and currently UNIVAR, world-wide chemical distributors; and
Whereas, the General serves on the Board of Directors of Freeman Gas Company, is a Trustee of Wofford College, and a member of the Rotary Club. He is also involved in numerous other community activities and is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg; and
Whereas, Major General Simpson, a graduate of the United States Army Command General and Staff College and United States Army War College, has served with the United States Army National Guard for thirty-eight years; and
Whereas, he has commanded a signal battalion in Camden, South Carolina, and the 228th Signal Brigade in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and currently serves as the Commanding General of the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command in Anderson, South Carolina. He was mobilized with his unit for active duty on November 11, 2001, and served on active duty until January 15, 2002; and
Whereas, as Commander of the 228th Signal Brigade headquartered in Spartanburg County, Major General Simpson conceived the idea of building a new armory and was both instrumental and indispensable in the creation, funding, and implementation of the National Guard Armory on the University of South Carolina--Spartanburg Campus; and
Whereas, Major General Simpson worked closely with noted architects of the McMillan Smith Partners Architectural Firm and provided essential guidance on the initial architectural concept for the new armory, spending numerous hours pouring over plans and designs; and
Whereas, Major General Simpson was diligent and dedicated to securing the funding for the new armory, and through his tireless efforts working with members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation and members of the Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation, Major General Simpson secured a remarkable nine million dollars to fund this worthy National Guard project. He spent countless hours lobbying to obtain the needed funding, exhibiting a passion for this project and a unique understanding of its importance to the national defense, the State of South Carolina, and the people of Spartanburg County; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly find it fitting and proper to pay tribute to Major General Simpson's vision, leadership, and passionate pursuit of this significant project from conception to completion by naming this new armory in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
National Guard Administrative Complex dedicated and Operations Center named for Major General Darwin H. Simpson
SECTION 1. A. The National Guard Administrative Complex of the National Guard Armory located on the University of South Carolina--Spartanburg Campus is dedicated in honor of Major General "Darwin H. Simpson" in recognition of Major General Simpson's passionate pursuit and tireless efforts in the creation, funding, and implementation of this important National Guard Armory. The interior portion of the Armory shall be named the "Major General Darwin H. Simpson Army National Guard Operations Center" and appropriate signage and an appropriate plaque shall be placed therein.
B. The Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina, the Chancellor of the University of South Carolinaand the South Carolina National Guard shall ensure that the proper signage and other designations are provided to carry out the provisions of this section.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 5th day of June, 2003.
Approved the 25th day of June, 2003.
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