South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 4125

STATUS INFORMATION

Concurrent Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. Rose, Howard and Rutherford
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gt\6062cm21.docx

Introduced in the House on April 6, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on May 6, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation

Summary: Marvin Heller Memorial Intersection

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    4/6/2021  House   Introduced (House Journal-page 13)
    4/6/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial 
                        Resolutions (House Journal-page 13)
    5/5/2021  House   Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial 
                        Resolutions (House Journal-page 67)
    5/6/2021  House   Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 35)
    5/6/2021  Senate  Introduced (Senate Journal-page 5)
    5/6/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

4/6/2021
5/5/2021

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COMMITTEE REPORT

May 5, 2021

H. 4125

Introduced by Reps. Rose, Howard and Rutherford

S. Printed 5/5/21--H.

Read the first time April 6, 2021.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON

INVITATIONS AND MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4125) to request the Department of Transportation erect a sign in Richland County on the corner of Gervais Street, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

DENNIS C. MOSS for Committee.

            

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ERECT A SIGN IN RICHLAND COUNTY ON THE CORNER OF GERVAIS STREET WHERE IT INTERSECTS WITH MCDUFFIE STREET IN THE CITY OF COLUMBIA'S LYONS STREET NEIGHBORHOOD CONTAINING THE WORDS "IN MEMORY OF MARVIN HELLER LONGTIME LYON STREET NEIGHBORHOOD PRESIDENT AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST".

Whereas, Marvin Anthony Heller was born October 18, 1956, to the late Harrison Heller, Jr., and Ruth Smalls Heller. He departed this life on March 25, 2020; and

Whereas, Mr. Heller was the third of four children all reared on McDuffie Avenue in the Lyon Street community in downtown Columbia; and

Whereas, Mr. Heller was baptized in the Catholic faith at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Educated in the public schools of Richland County, he graduated from A.C. Flora High School, and continued his education at the University of South Carolina where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science and pursued a master's degree in public health administration; and

Whereas, a paint contractor by trade, a family legacy begun by his grandfather, Heller was employed by the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School where he enjoyed mentoring youth who showed an interest in painting. Mr. Heller also owned a painting and contracting business in which he employed the talents of his nephews and numerous cousins; and

Whereas, a strong community activist, Mr. Heller was president of the Lyons Street Community Association at the time of his death; and

Whereas, he was interested in issues that impacted his neighborhood as well as nearby communities. He served on the Richland County Sheriff's Citizens Advisory Board, was a member of the City of Columbia's Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development, and worked on such projects as the Gonzales Garden demolition, Millwood Avenue improvements, and Edgewood Library, to name a few; and

Whereas, a doting brother to his siblings and an affectionate uncle to their children, he was said to be a man who spoke his mind firmly and intelligently, debated energetically, and loved his family, friends, and community without measure; and

Whereas, it would be proper and fitting that the General Assembly pause to pay tribute to this native South Carolinian who gave tirelessly to his family and community by memorializing a corner in his beloved Lyons Street neighborhood in his honor. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly request the Department of Transportation erect a sign in Richland County on the corner of Gervais Street where it intersects with McDuffie Street in the City of Columbia's Lyons Street neighborhood containing the words "In Memory of Marvin Heller Longtime Lyon Street Neighborhood President and Community Activist".

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.

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