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Sponsors: Senator M.B. Matthews
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Introduced in the Senate on March 19, 2019
Introduced in the House on May 7, 2019
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 9, 2019
Summary: Councilman Leroy Sneed Road
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/19/2019 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 6) 3/19/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 6) 5/1/2019 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 8) 5/2/2019 Scrivener's error corrected 5/2/2019 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 56) 5/7/2019 House Introduced (House Journal-page 6) 5/7/2019 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 6) 5/8/2019 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 150) 5/9/2019 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence (House Journal-page 97)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 8, 2019
S. Printed 5/8/19--H.
Read the first time May 7, 2019.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 676) to request that the Department of Transportation name Mitchellville Road in Jasper County "Councilman Leroy Sneed Road" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this location containing, 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 THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME MITCHELLVILLE ROAD IN JASPER COUNTY "COUNCILMAN LEROY SNEED ROAD" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THE DESIGNATION.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly are pleased to recognize Councilman Leroy Sneed for his significant contributions as an entrepreneur, civil rights activist, and County Councilman in Jasper County; and
Whereas, a native of South Carolina, Councilman Leroy Sneed was born on May 15, 1931, to the late James and Nazarene Sneed. He is an alumnus of Beaufort County Training School and Aiery Trade School, where he earned a Certificate in Barbering; and
Whereas, in the early 1950s, Councilman Sneed moved to the Ridgeland area of Jasper County. In 1954, he opened a barbershop in the community of Mitchellville, and in later years, he opened a second barbershop in the Hilton Head Island area. Today, he continues to work at his original barbershop in Jasper County; and
Whereas, during the Civil Rights Movement, Councilman Sneed was an active advocate for civil and voting rights, working with the NAACP, the Jasper County government, and the Voting Education Project. He played an instrumental role in electing the Honorable Juanita White as the first African-American woman in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Over the years, he has worked with discrimination issues and VISTA; and
Whereas, a prominent leader in Jasper County, Councilman Sneed served as Jasper County Councilman for twelve years and as Chairman of the Citizens Organization for Public Services; and
Whereas, devoted to serving his community, Councilman Sneed is also a member of the Jasper County Rotary and the Low Country Council of Government and is affiliated with the school board. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards, commendations, and accolades; and
Whereas, an avid athlete, Councilman Sneed played baseball with the Ridgeland Red Sox for five years. He continues to enjoy watching basketball, football, and baseball, and his favorite hobby is playing checkers; and
Whereas, he has been married to his wife, Alice, since January 8, 1959. Together, they have two daughters, Vanessa Watts and Colanthia Brockingham, and three grandchildren, Kyrie, Romain, and Kamar; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to pay tribute to this influential son of South Carolina by naming a road in Jasper County in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name Mitchellville Road in Jasper County "Councilman Leroy Sneed Road" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of the road containing this designation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and Councilman Leroy Sneed.
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