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Sponsors: Reps. Herbkersman, Newton and Patrick
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Introduced in the House on March 7, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on March 20, 2013
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 20, 2014
Summary: Charlie Simmons, Sr. Memorial Bridge
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/7/2013 House Introduced (House Journal-page 10) 3/7/2013 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 10) 3/12/2013 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 2) 3/19/2013 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 57) 3/20/2013 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 7) 3/20/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/19/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation (Senate Journal-page 23) 2/20/2014 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 36)
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February 19, 2014
S. Printed 2/19/14--S.
Read the first time March 20, 2013.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3781) to request that the Department of Transportation name the department's replacement bridge located along Spanish Wells Road on Hilton Head Island, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
LAWRENCE K. GROOMS for Committee.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE DEPARTMENT'S REPLACEMENT BRIDGE LOCATED ALONG SPANISH WELLS ROAD ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND "CHARLIE SIMMONS, SR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS BRIDGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CHARLIE SIMMONS, SR. MEMORIAL BRIDGE".
Whereas, Mr. Charlie Simmons, Sr., died on May 10, 2005, at the age of ninety-nine; and
Whereas, before the first bridge was constructed to connect Hilton Head Island to South Carolina's mainland, Mr. Simmons operated the first mechanized ferry in the 1930's that offered daily service between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia; and
Whereas, for more than thirty years "Mr. Transportation", as he was known among the local community, provided food and drink to his passengers as he transported farm produce, seafood, livestock, mail, and other goods on his ferryboats; and
Whereas, his ferryboat service also served as a lifeline for Hilton Head Island by providing medical access to ailing islanders by connecting them with mainland doctors. Bringing new life to many families, he transported midwives who delivered babies for mothers living on Hilton Head Island; and
Whereas, in addition, his ferryboats transported Gullah children who were able to complete their education at mainland schools, because there were no public high schools on the island; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to remember the legacy of this outstanding businessman and humanitarian by naming a bridge on Hilton Head Island in his memory. 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 department's replacement bridge located along Spanish Wells Road on Hilton Head Island "Charlie Simmons, Sr. Memorial Bridge" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this bridge that contain the words "Charlie Simmons, Sr. Memorial Bridge".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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