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Sponsors: Senator Hembree
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 4182
Introduced in the Senate on May 7, 2013
Introduced in the House on February 25, 2014
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 27, 2014
Summary: W. D. 'Billy' Witherspoon Highway
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/7/2013 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 5/7/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/19/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation (Senate Journal-page 15) 2/20/2014 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 34) 2/25/2014 House Introduced (House Journal-page 3) 2/25/2014 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 3) 2/26/2014 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 48) 2/27/2014 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence (House Journal-page 43) 2/27/2014 Scrivener's error corrected
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 26, 2014
S. Printed 2/26/14--H. [SEC 2/27/14 3:09 PM]
Read the first time February 25, 2014.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 681) to request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of United States Highway 701 from its intersection with the limits of the City of Conway, 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 UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 701 FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF CONWAY TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 22 "W. D. 'BILLY' WITHERSPOON HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "W. D. 'BILLY' WITHERSPOON HIGHWAY".
Whereas, the Honorable William D. "Billy" Witherspoon, of Horry County, for sixteen years conscientiously and energetically represented the citizens of House District 105 in the House of Representatives of this great State; and
Whereas, Billy Witherspoon was born in 1935, the son of Hubert and Pearl Witherspoon, of Timmonsville. In 1956, he graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree, at which time he began his career with the Clemson University Extension Service as a York County and then a Dillon County assistant extension agent. Moving from this second position to serve as Dillon County extension director in 1964, he later became Horry County extension director, a post in which he served from 1969 until his retirement in 1990; and
Whereas, at the call of his country, he also served in the United States Army Reserve from 1959 to 1960; and
Whereas, as a House member, Representative Witherspoon gave invaluable leadership and a lifetime's relevant knowledge to the Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee, of which he was chairman. In the past, he served as president of the South Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents, from which he received the Distinguished Service Award; and Southern director, as well as president, of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents; and
Whereas, devoted husband of the former Linda Anne Johnson since 1958 and proud father of David, Craig, and Linda Anne, Representative Witherspoon counts as one of his chief blessings the strong support of his family. The Witherspoons are members of First Baptist Church, another source of family unity and strength; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly believe it is fitting and proper to recognize the many accomplishments of this son of South Carolina by naming a portion of United States Highway 701 in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of United States Highway 701 from its intersection with the limits of the City of Conway to its intersection with South Carolina Highway 22 "W. D. 'Billy' Witherspoon Highway" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this highway that contain the words "W. D. 'Billy' Witherspoon Highway".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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