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Sponsors: Senators Hayes, Peeler, Gregory and Short
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3735
Introduced in the Senate on March 21, 2007
Introduced in the House on March 22, 2007
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 22, 2007
Summary: York County Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/21/2007 Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House SJ-8 3/22/2007 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-8
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TO RECOGNIZE YORK COUNTY AS A VITAL PART OF THE STATE, AND TO DECLARE MARCH 27, 2007, "YORK COUNTY DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, York County is the state's third fastest growing county, with an increase exceeding fifteen percent during the past five years, and York County is home to 190,097 South Carolina citizens, representing 4.5 percent of the state's population; and
Whereas, York County's 2006 estimated assessment of real and manufacturing property exceeded 565 million dollars, which is a twenty-four percent increase from the previous year and represents over four percent of the state's total assessment of real and manufacturing property; and
Whereas, forty-one companies announced plans to locate or expand in York County in 2006, six more than in 2005; and
Whereas, last year's new economic development announcements in York County provided a total investment of over 182 million dollars for the state and the creation of over 1, 281 jobs for South Carolinians, with both figures increasing at least twenty-eight percent from the prior year; and
Whereas, York County was the state's seventh best producing county in retail sales last year, with an eighteen percent increase over 2005, and York County provided more than 4.7 billion dollars to the state coffers and 3.5 percent of South Carolina's total retail sales; and
Whereas, the citizens of York County passed their own one cent sales tax in 1997 and again in 2003, collecting a total of 272 million dollars to be used to pay for critical improvements, which also enhances the efficiency of the state's road system; and
Whereas, York County is one of the top three counties in the state in the categories of median household income, percent of academically-gifted students, and starting salaries for new teachers and average teacher salaries, all of which are important in moving the entire state forward. 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, by this resolution, recognize York County as a vital part of the state, and declare March 27, 2007, "York County Day" in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each Chamber of Commerce in York County.
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