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Sponsors: Senator Williams
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Introduced in the Senate on January 21, 2014
Introduced in the House on February 25, 2014
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 27, 2014
Summary: Chief Willie Lee Smith Highway
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/21/2014 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 13) 1/21/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 13) 2/19/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation (Senate Journal-page 20) 2/20/2014 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 35) 2/25/2014 House Introduced (House Journal-page 5) 2/25/2014 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 5) 2/26/2014 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 49) 2/27/2014 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence (House Journal-page 45) 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 3:13 PM]
Read the first time February 25, 2014.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 966) to request that the Department of Transportation name a portion of Bluff Road from the intersection of Bluff Road and Liberty Street to the intersection of Bluff Road, 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 A PORTION OF BLUFF ROAD FROM THE INTERSECTION OF BLUFF ROAD AND LIBERTY STREET TO THE INTERSECTION OF BLUFF ROAD AND PENDERBORO ROAD IN MARION COUNTY THE "CHIEF WILLIE LEE SMITH HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "CHIEF WILLIE LEE SMITH HIGHWAY".
Whereas, Chief Willie L. Smith was born in Marion, South Carolina on August 12, 1949; and
Whereas, Chief Smith graduated from Johnakin High School in Marion County in 1967; and
Whereas, Chief Smith was drafted into the United States Army in 1969 and was sent to Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina for his training. After his graduation, he was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and
Whereas, Chief Smith was sent to Vietnam where he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry 2nd Brigade Aviation Platoon; and
Whereas, after returning from Vietnam, Chief Smith began his law enforcement career in 1971 with the Marion County Police Department. He was eventually promoted to lieutenant and chief of police and was also accepted into the FBI Academy; and
Whereas, Chief Smith attended Florence Darlington Technical College and Francis Marion University where he received a degree in criminal justice; and
Whereas, Chief Smith left the Marion Police Department and was hired by the Commissioners of Alcohol Beverage Act where he worked for five years, receiving many honors, including one of the highest awards for outstanding service to the South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission; and
Whereas, during his service as police chief, Chief Smith organized and implemented many programs in Marion County, including a school resource officer program within the school district, the adopt a lunch buddy program, the police cadet program, midnight basketball for young men, voluntary curfew programs, and a grant program for community police officers; and
Whereas, Chief Smith was responsible for securing federal grants enabling the police department to purchase cars and upgrade office equipment. Chief Smith implemented a flexible hour program, allowing his police officers to attend college and continue their education; and
Whereas, Chief Smith received many recognitions and awards for his service as police chief, including the Best of Marion, the US Marshall service award, and various awards from Palmetto State Law Enforcement, the Marion Chamber of Commerce and others; and
Whereas, Chief Smith has proudly served his country, state, city, and county through his many years of dedicated service. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name a portion of Bluff Road from the intersection of Bluff Road and Liberty Street to the intersection of Bluff Road and Penderboro Road in Marion County the "Chief Willie Lee Smith Highway" and to erect appropriate markers or signs along this road that contain the words "Chief Willie Lee Smith Highway".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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