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Sponsors: Senator Peeler
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Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2012
Introduced in the House on February 8, 2012
Last Amended on February 7, 2012
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 22, 2012
Summary: Lance Corporal Christopher S. Fowlkes Interchange
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11/28/2011 Senate Prefiled 11/28/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation 1/10/2012 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 8) 1/10/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/2/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation (Senate Journal-page 13) 2/3/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 2/7/2012 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 28) 2/7/2012 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 28) 2/8/2012 House Introduced (House Journal-page 12) 2/8/2012 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 12) 2/21/2012 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 10) 2/22/2012 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence (House Journal-page 150)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 21, 2012
S. Printed 2/21/12--H.
Read the first time February 8, 2012.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1000) to request that the Department of Transportation name the interchange located at Exit 92 along Interstate Highway 85 in Cherokee County "Lance Corporal Christopher S. Fowlkes Memorial Interchange", etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
LISTON D. BARFIELD for Committee.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT EXIT 92 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 IN CHEROKEE COUNTY "LANCE CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER S. FOWLKES MEMORIAL INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "LANCE CORPORAL CHRISTOPHER S. FOWLKES MEMORIAL INTERCHANGE".
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, on behalf of all South Carolinians, acknowledge with deep appreciation the great sacrifice that the men and women of the United States Armed Forces make for the ideals of freedom and justice, which are so richly enjoyed in this nation; and
Whereas, Lance Corporal Christopher S. Fowlkes of the United States Marine Corps stands high among those servicemen and women so honored by their country; and
Whereas, as a committed serviceman, Lance Corporal Christopher S. Fowlkes was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Answering the call of his country, he left his family and home in Gaffney to serve abroad as a part of the war on terror. His first tour of duty, already completed, had taken him to Iraq; for this second tour, he was deployed to Afghanistan; and
Whereas, on September 10, 2009, at the age of twenty, Lance Corporal Fowlkes lost his life for the cause of freedom, dying from wounds sustained on September third in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when he and four other soldiers encountered an improvised explosive device; and
Whereas, there is no greater or more courageous sacrifice a man can make than to lay down his life for a noble cause, as Lance Corporal Christopher S. Fowlkes has done, and to honor his valor, Lance Corporal Fowlkes has been named a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Palmetto Patriot Award; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper to name an interchange along Interstate Highway 85 in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly request that the Department of Transportaion name the Interchange located at Exit 92 along Interstate Highway 85 in Cherokee County "Lance Corporal Christopher S. Fowlkes Memorial Interchange" and erect appropriate markers or signs at that interchange that contain the words "Lance Corporal Christopher S. Fowlkes Memorial Interchange".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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