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Sponsors: Senator Malloy
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Introduced in the Senate on May 14, 2003
Introduced in the House on May 15, 2003
Adopted by the General Assembly on June 4, 2003
Summary: Darlington County, Laurie Coke Lawson Interchange
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/14/2003 Senate Introduced, placed on calendar without reference SJ-5 5/15/2003 Senate Adopted, sent to House SJ-38 5/15/2003 House Introduced HJ-50 5/15/2003 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-51 6/3/2003 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-127 6/4/2003 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence HJ-62
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
June 3, 2003
S. Printed 6/3/03--H.
Read the first time May 15, 2003.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 698) to request the Department of Transportation to name the interchange located at Exit 131 along Interstate Highway 20 in Darlington County the "Laurie Coke Lawson Interchange", 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 LOCATED AT EXIT 131 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 20 IN DARLINGTON COUNTY THE "LAURIE COKE LAWSON INTERCHANGE" AND TO INSTALL APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE CONTAINING THE WORDS "LAURIE COKE LAWSON INTERCHANGE".
Whereas, Mr. Laurie Coke Lawson is married to the former Elizabeth Pearce, and together they are the proud parents of one daughter and three sons; and
Whereas, he received an outstanding education at St. John's High School in Darlington County and Clemson University; and
Whereas, Mr. Lawson served his country with distinction as a First Lieutenant with the 69th Infantry Division of the United States Army; and
Whereas, he is a very active member in his church, community, and State who has served as: Chairman of the Board and a Sunday School teacher at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington; Chairman of Epworth Children's Home in Columbia; Chairman of the South Carolina Agriculture Commission; State Executive Director of the South Carolina Farm Service Agency/USDA; a member of the Darlington County Board of Education, Development Board, and Farm Bureau; and
Whereas, he has received numerous honors, awards, and recognitions which include being: named Outstanding Farmer in the United States by American Cyanamid Corporation; selected as a delegate to the Council on Agricultural Research; named "Progressive Farmer" 1985 Man of the Year in service to South Carolina agriculture; one of the founders and director of the South Carolina Tobacco Association; a recipient of the South Carolina Farm Bureau's Distinguished Service Award; a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto; and bestowed the Honorary "Doctors of Law" degree by Clemson University; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina are pleased to recognize the many accomplishments of Mr. Laurie Coke Lawson and believe it is fitting and proper to honor him by naming the interchange located at Exit 131 along Interstate Highway 20 in Darlington County the "Laurie Coke Lawson Interchange". Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina request the Department of Transportation to name the interchange located at Exit 131 along Interstate Highway 20 in Darlington County the "Laurie Coke Lawson Interchange" and pay all costs from Darlington County "C" funds needed to install appropriate markers or signs containing the words "Laurie Coke Lawson Interchange".
Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and Mr. Laurie Coke Lawson.
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