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Introduced in the Senate on April 27, 2006
Introduced in the House on May 2, 2006
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 2, 2006
Summary: John C.B. Smith, Jr.
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/27/2006 Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House SJ-21 5/2/2006 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-8
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
EXPRESSING SINCERE APPRECIATION AND THANKS TO MR. JOHN C. B. SMITH, JR., OF COLUMBIA, FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AND UNTIRING EFFORTS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY COMMISSION FROM ITS ESTABLISHMENT WHICH HAS RESULTED IN THE GREAT SUCCESS OF THE LOTTERY AND IN THE TRANSFER OF MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS TO THE EDUCATION LOTTERY ACCOUNT FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
Whereas, John C. B. Smith, Jr., who resides with his lovely wife Dona in Columbia, is the owner of John C. B. Smith Real Estate and is of counsel to the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP; and
Whereas, C. B. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Washington and Lee University and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of the Order of the Wig and Robe and the International Law Moot Court Team, served on the Honor Council, and was Comments Editor of the South Carolina Law Review; and
Whereas, C. B. Smith has an extensive history of community, business, and professional involvement. He is currently a Director of Carolina First Bank, Lead Independent Director of The South Financial Group, Chairman of the Richland-Lexington Airport Commission, Chairman of both the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation and the School of Law Partnership Board, and is a board member and past chairman of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina; and
Whereas, upon the passage of the South Carolina Education Lottery Act in 2001, he was appointed by the Governor to serve on the South Carolina Lottery Commission and was duly elected chairman by his fellow commissioners at the first commission meeting on July 11, 2001; and
Whereas, Chairman Smith's personal commitment to the commission, allegiance to the citizens of South Carolina, and enthusiasm for the task of establishing a lottery that South Carolinians would be proud of was clear from the moment he accepted his appointment; and
Whereas, C. B. Smith continually emphasized the values that must be reflected by a lottery dedicated to raising funds for education in South Carolina: integrity, social responsibility, loyalty, and fair play; and
Whereas, he made himself fully available for frequent meetings of the commission, committee meetings, and consultation with staff at all times, often at a sacrifice to his business and family; and
Whereas, Chairman Smith and the commission established and met a timeline that provided for the sale of the first instant game ticket on January 7, 2002, just five months after the first employee was hired; and
Whereas, in January 2006, the education lottery transferred the billionth dollar for education in South Carolina, far exceeding the most ambitious forecast or expectation; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly would like to pause in their deliberations to recognize and thank this truly outstanding South Carolinian for all he has done to make the South Carolina Education Lottery the success it is upon the conclusion of his tenure as Chairman of the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly express their sincere appreciation and thanks to Mr. John C. B. Smith, Jr., of Columbia, for his leadership and untiring efforts as Chairman of the South Carolina Education Lottery Commission from its establishment which has resulted in the great success of the lottery and in the transfer of more than one billion dollars to the education lottery account for the enhancement of educational programs throughout the State.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. John C. B. Smith, Jr.
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