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Sponsors: Senator Hawkins
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 1030, 4147
Introduced in the Senate on May 15, 2007
Introduced in the House on May 16, 2007
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 16, 2007
Summary: Honorable Justice E. C. Burnett III
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/15/2007 Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House SJ-9 5/16/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 5/16/2007 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-77
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
CONGRATULATING THE HONORABLE JUSTICE E.C. BURNETT, III UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT, THANKING HIM FOR HIS DEDICATION TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE, AND WISHING HIM WELL IN THE FUTURE.
Whereas, Justice E.C. Burnett, III was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina on January 26, 1942 to Mr. E.C. Burnett, Jr. and Mrs. Lucy Byars Burnett; and
Whereas, Justice Burnett, a public school student, graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1960. In 1964, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wofford University, and in 1969, he earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law; and
Whereas, Justice Burnett was a Major in the United States Army Reserve, actively serving his country in Vietnam from August 1965 through August 1966; and
Whereas, Justice Burnett engaged in a private law practice in Spartanburg, and represented Spartanburg County in the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1973-1974; and
Whereas, he served as Spartanburg County Probate Judge from 1976-1980; Clerk of Court for Spartanburg County from February to June 1978; Seventh Judicial Circuit Family Court Judge 1980-1981; and Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge from 1981-1995; and
Whereas, Justice Burnett assumed his duties as Justice of the Supreme Court on April 10, 1995; and
Whereas, Justice Burnett is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, Spartanburg County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all South Carolina Courts, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court; and
Whereas, he is a Life Member of Sertoma International and past president of Downtown Sertoma Club, where he received the Distinguished Honor Club President Award. He is also an Elder at Mount Calvary Presbyterian Church. Justice Burnett is married to Jami Grant Burnett, and together they have three children E.C. IV, Sharon, and Jeffrey, as well as three grandchildren; and
Whereas, Justice Burnett will retire from the South Carolina Supreme Court on September 1, 2007; and
Whereas, it is with great appreciation that the South Carolina Senate recognizes Justice Burnett for his thirty years of service to the people of South Carolina, his demonstrated vision in judicial administration, his excellent character and integrity, and his renowned legal acumen and analytical skill. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, congratulate Justice E.C. Burnett, III upon the occasion of his retirement, thank him for his dedication to the people of South Carolina and the pursuit of justice, and wish him well in the future.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Honorable E.C. Burnett, III.
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