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Sponsors: Reps. Norman, Delleney, King, Long, D.C. Moss, Pope and Simrill
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Introduced in the House on May 31, 2012
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: SCHP Patrolman Walter T. Bell
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/31/2012 House Introduced (House Journal-page 13) 5/31/2012 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 13) 6/6/2012 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 78) 6/7/2012 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 29)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
June 6, 2012
Introduced by Reps. Norman, Delleney, King, Long, D.C. Moss, Pope and Simrill
S. Printed 6/6/12--H.
Read the first time May 31, 2012.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 5354) to request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of Matson Street in the Town of Kershaw between its northern and southern intersections with, 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 PORTION OF MATSON STREET IN THE TOWN OF KERSHAW BETWEEN ITS NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN INTERSECTIONS WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 521 BUSINESS "SCHP PATROLMAN WALTER T. BELL MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "SCHP PATROLMAN WALTER T. BELL MEMORIAL HIGHWAY".
Whereas, South Carolina Highway Patrolman Walter T. Bell, better known as "Shine" to his family and friends, was the son of the late Thomas S. and Nettie Cauthen Bell of Kershaw; and
Whereas, he graduated from Wofford College in the class of 1926 where he served as secretary of his class. He also lettered in three sports; and
Whereas, on February 4, 1939, he was tragically killed, at the age of thirty-six, in a head-on collision with another vehicle on the United States Highway 521 Bypass in the City of Kershaw. He had been assigned to license inspection duty in Lancaster County during the day and was returning to Camden when the accident occurred at 7:30 p. m. on a Saturday evening; and
Whereas, he left behind to mourn his death a father, wife, two children, and a host of relatives and friends; and
Whereas, he had served from 1930 to 1939 with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. He paid the ultimate sacrifice-his life; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper to recognize the sacrifice that Patrolman Bell paid while protecting the citizens of South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of Matson Street in the Town of Kershaw between its northern and southern intersections with United States Highway 521 Business "SCHP Patrolman Walter T. Bell Memorial Highway" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this highway that contain the words "SCHP Patrolman Walter T. Bell Memorial Highway".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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