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Sponsors: Reps. Sottile, Gilliard, McCoy, Mack, Hewitt, Pendarvis, Bennett, Cogswell, Mace and Brown
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Introduced in the House on February 7, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on February 27, 2019
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 14, 2019
Summary: Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/7/2019 House Introduced (House Journal-page 34) 2/7/2019 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 34) 2/12/2019 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brown 2/13/2019 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 41) 2/27/2019 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 31) 2/27/2019 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 19) 2/27/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 19) 3/13/2019 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 3) 3/14/2019 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 39)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 13, 2019
Introduced by Reps. Sottile, Gilliard, McCoy, Mack, Hewitt, Pendarvis, Bennett, Cogswell, Mace and Brown
S. Printed 3/13/19--S.
Read the first time February 27, 2019.
TO REQUEST THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION RENAME THE PORTION OF THE NAVIGATIONAL CHANNEL ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF CHARLESTON WATERFRONT CONSISTING OF THE CHARLESTON MARITIME CENTER, INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, AND THE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY OF THE ARTHUR RAVENEL, JR. BRIDGE TO "RILEY REACH" IN ORDER TO HONOR THE LEGACY OF MAYOR JOSEPH P. RILEY, JR.
Whereas, Joseph Patrick Riley, Jr., was born January 19, 1943, in Charleston, South Carolina. A 1964 graduate of The Citadel, he went on to earn a juris doctorate from the South Carolina School of Law in 1967. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1968 to 1974; and
Whereas, one of the longest serving mayors in the United States, Riley served the City of Charleston in that capacity for ten terms from December 15, 1975, to January 11, 2016, totaling forty years; and
Whereas, Mayor Riley's many accomplishments include negotiating a deal to purchase a nearly six-acre tract of waterfront property along the Cooper River near the South Carolina Aquarium to allow for public access; in October 1997, the Charleston Maritime Center was completed to bring the community in touch with the city's rich maritime history; the Charleston Maritime Center was the first of many projects in the city's long-range plan to redevelop and revitalize the historic waterfront and provide access to residents and visitors alike; and Mayor Riley was a steadfast supporter and advocate for the pedestrian walkway on the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge; and
Whereas, Mayor Riley considered the International African American Museum to be his most important project. The museum's location on the former Gadsden's Wharf is the site where more than forty percent of all enslaved Africans were brought into this country; and
Whereas, among the mayor's many affiliations, he served on the selection committee for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence; he was on the Board of Selectors for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service; held membership in the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, was president of the US Conference of Mayors from 1986 to 1987, and is a founder of the Mayors' Institute on City Design. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rename the portion of the navigational channel adjacent to the City of Charleston Waterfront consisting of the Charleston Maritime Center, International African American Museum, and the pedestrian walkway of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge to "Riley Reach" in order to honor the legacy of Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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