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Sponsors: Senator Matthews
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Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2021
Introduced in the House on May 11, 2021
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 1, 2022
Summary: Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr. Highway
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/12/2021 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 317) 1/12/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 317) 5/6/2021 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 3) 5/6/2021 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 3) 5/11/2021 House Introduced (House Journal-page 10) 5/11/2021 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 10) 1/27/2022 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 24) 2/1/2022 House Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence (House Journal-page 22)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
January 27, 2022
S. Printed 1/27/22--H.
Read the first time May 11, 2021.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 450) to request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of United States Highway 17 in Charleston County from a point one and one-quarter miles east of Old Jacksonboro Road to, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
DENNIS C. MOSS for Committee.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 17 IN CHARLESTON COUNTY FROM A POINT ONE AND ONE-QUARTER MILES EAST OF OLD JACKSONBORO ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 7 "CURTIS B. INABINETT, SR. HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS LOCATION CONTAINING THIS DESIGNATION.
Whereas, Curtis Benjamin Inabinett, Sr. was born on July 11, 1931, in Islandton, South Carolina, the oldest of nine children of Cornelious Benjamin and Eula Lee Inabinett. Mr. Inabinett's father died when he was eleven years old, leaving him to help his mother with the younger children and tend to their farm; and
Whereas, overcoming many difficulties to pursue his education, Mr. Inabinett graduated from South Carolina State College with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He later received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Charleston and completed graduate work at South Carolina State University, the Citadel Military College, and Clemson University; and
Whereas, a veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Inabinett served his country with distinction for two years during the Korean War and for six years as an active reservist; and
Whereas, with successful careers in public education and public service, Mr. Inabinett distinguished himself in the field of education as an agricultural teacher at Baptist Hill High School and as the principal for R. D. Schroder Middle School; and
Whereas, as a public official, Mr. Inabinett served as the first African American appointed to the Charleston County Election Commission, a Town Council member and mayor for the Town of Ravenel, a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and a member of the Charleston County Council; and
Whereas, an active citizen in state and local affairs, Mr. Inabinett has served as a life member of the NAACP; life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; life member of the City-Wide Club of Clubs in Houston, Texas; founding member and manager of the South Carolina Sea-Island Farmers' Cooperative; and member of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives Board of Directors; and
Whereas, throughout his career, Mr. Inabinett has received many honors and awards, including the Order of the Palmetto, the state's highest civilian honor, and "Citizen of the Year" from the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity of Charleston; and
Whereas, Mr. Inabinett is married to Ethel Joy Inabinett, and together, they have one son, Curtis Inabinett, Jr. In Mr. Inabinett's free time, he enjoys gardening, fishing, and cheering on South Carolina State University's football team; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to pay tribute to the accomplishments of this son of South Carolina by naming a portion of road in Charleston County in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of United States Highway 17 in Charleston County from a point one and one-quarter miles east of Old Jacksonboro Road to its intersection with South Carolina Highway 7 "Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr. Highway" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this location containing this designation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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