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Introduced in the Senate on January 27, 2005
Introduced in the House on February 1, 2005
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 1, 2005
Summary: Hometown Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/27/2005 Senate Introduced, placed on calendar without reference SJ-12 1/28/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 2/1/2005 Senate Adopted, sent to House SJ-16 2/1/2005 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-49
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
January 27, 2005
S. Printed 1/27/05--S. [SEC 1/28/05 1:57 PM]
Read the first time January 27, 2005.
TO DECLARE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2005, AS "SOUTH CAROLINA HOMETOWN DAY" IN ORDER TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE MANY OUTSTANDING MUNICIPAL OFFICALS IN OUR STATE.
Whereas, municipalities derive their power from the state constitution and laws adopted by the General Assembly; and
Whereas, there are 268 duly incorporated municipalities within the State; and with 1.4 million or 35 percent of the state's population residing within municipalities; and
Whereas, it is estimated that over one million people reside in urbanized areas surrounding the incorporated municipalities; and
Whereas, all municipalities large and small are considered the hometown for its residents, providing a sense of place and spirit of community to all within and around its municipal boundaries; and
Whereas, municipalities provide essential services such as law enforcement, fire protection, health and sanitation, recreation, and growth and development controls to protect and enhance the quality of life for all of the citizens of the State; and
Whereas, there are 1,584 mayors and municipal council members that have been duly elected by the residents of their hometown to implement policies and procedures to carry out the responsibility for providing these essential services; and
Whereas, there are over 17,000 hardworking, dedicated employees of the 268 municipalities that are charged with carrying out the policies and procedures enacted by the municipal councils to provide the essential services to its citizens; and
Whereas, municipalities are economic engines of the State, which drive the economy of the immediate region; and
Whereas, healthy, financially sound, and economically strong municipalities are essential to the health and welfare of the State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, declare Tuesday, February 15, 2005, as "South Carolina Hometown Day" in order to recognize and honor the many outstanding municipal officials in our State.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Thomas D. Peeples, Mayor of the Town of Hilton Head Island and the 2005 President of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
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