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Sponsors: Reps. Gilliard, Robinson, Clyburn and Thigpen
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2020
Introduced in the Senate on February 20, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Family and Veterans' Services
Summary: Help the homeless in light of the nations economy and weather conditions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11/20/2019 House Prefiled 11/20/2019 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions 1/14/2020 House Introduced (House Journal-page 56) 1/14/2020 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 56) 1/30/2020 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thigpen 2/19/2020 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 2) 2/20/2020 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 20) 2/20/2020 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/20/2020 Senate Referred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services (Senate Journal-page 4)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 19, 2020
S. Printed 2/19/20--H.
Read the first time January 14, 2020.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4655) to urge our federal, state, and local governments, along with churches and neighborhood associations, to accelerate their efforts to assist the homeless in light of the nation's economy, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JIMMY C. BALES for Committee.
TO URGE OUR FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, ALONG WITH CHURCHES AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, TO ACCELERATE THEIR EFFORTS TO ASSIST THE HOMELESS IN LIGHT OF THE NATION'S ECONOMY AND ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Whereas, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty approximates that, annually, more than three million people experience homelessness in the United States, including approximately 1.3 million children. Although homelessness is difficult to measure definitively, it appears that more people, especially families, are sleeping in shelters, living in their cars, and taking up residence in tent communities; and
Whereas, the present cold winter weather only exacerbates the problems of the homeless, threatening the lives of many; and
Whereas, in South Carolina alone, almost five thousand people are homeless on any given night, of whom approximately 543 are veterans and 388 are chronically homeless. However, estimates put the total number of beds available in homeless shelters across the State at only two thousand one hundred; and
Whereas, it is critical for us as compassionate Americans and South Carolinians to work toward increased emergency relief, as well as toward the elimination of causes, for those suffering from the serious problem of homelessness. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, urge our federal, state, and local governments, along with churches and neighborhood associations, to accelerate their efforts to assist the homeless in light of the nation's economy and adverse weather conditions.
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