Sponsors: Rep. Calhoon
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Introduced in the House on February 27, 2020
Introduced in the Senate on May 12, 2020
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 12, 2020
Summary: Firefighter Jeffrey V. Chavis Memorial Highway
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/27/2020 House Introduced (House Journal-page 18) 2/27/2020 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 18) 3/11/2020 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 13) 5/12/2020 House Adopted, sent to Senate 5/12/2020 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 19)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 11, 2020
S. Printed 3/11/20--H.
Read the first time February 27, 2020.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 5300) to request the Department of Transportation name the portion of Two Notch Road in Lexington County from its intersection with Longs Pond Road to its intersection, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JIMMY C. BALES for Committee.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF TWO NOTCH ROAD IN LEXINGTON COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH LONGS POND ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SMITH POND ROAD "FIREFIGHTER JEFFREY V. CHAVIS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Whereas, Jeffrey Vaden Chavis knew at a young age he would grow up to be a firefighter; and
Whereas, on March 28, 1997, on his eighteenth birthday, Jeff left in the midst of a birthday given in his honor to run his first call as a volunteer firefighter; and
Whereas, over the next four years, he completed numerous classes to increase his knowledge about fire service and firefighting. In a short period of time, he was given a full-time firefighting position and twice was voted firefighter of the year; and
Whereas, on June 16, 2001, while working his scheduled shift at Round Hill Fire Department in Lexington County, Jeff responded to a call regarding a house fire in a Lake Murray subdivision. He entered the burning home and was entrapped when its garage door and ceiling collapsed; and
Whereas, Jeff received burns covering fifty-three percent of his body and sadly passed away on July 12, 2001; and
Whereas, because of Jeffrey Vaden Chavis' bravery and dedication to fire service, it would be fitting and proper to name in his honor the portion of Two Notch Road in Lexington County that includes the location of the fire station where Jeff had been assigned when he responded to his last call. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name the portion of Two Notch Road in Lexington County from its intersection with Longs Pond Road to its intersection with Smith Pond Road "Firefighter Jeffrey V. Chavis Memorial Highway" and erect appropriate signs or markers along this portion of highway containing these words.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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