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Sponsors: Rep. Wheeler
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Introduced in the House on March 1, 2022
Introduced in the Senate on April 20, 2022
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Sgt. Nikkos L. Newman
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/1/2022 House Introduced (House Journal-page 5) 3/1/2022 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 5) 4/19/2022 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 202) 4/20/2022 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 24) 4/20/2022 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 9) 4/20/2022 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 9)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 19, 2022
S. Printed 4/19/22--H.
Read the first time March 1, 2022.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 5046) to request the Department of Transportation erect an appropriate sign at the eastbound exit ramp onto South Carolina Highway 341 from Interstate Highway 20 in Lee County containing the words "in memory, 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 THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ERECT AN APPROPRIATE SIGN AT THE EASTBOUND EXIT RAMP ONTO SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 341 FROM INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 20 IN LEE COUNTY CONTAINING THE WORDS "IN MEMORY OF SERGEANT MIKKOS L. NEWMAN".
Whereas, Sergeant Mikkos Leonard Newman was a graduate of Morris College and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy; and
Whereas, Sergeant Newman began his law enforcement career with the Pageland Police Department as a patrolman first class and ended his career as a sergeant after sixteen years with the Lee County Sheriff's Office; and
Whereas, beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their jobs, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted Covid-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement personnel died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community; and
Whereas, tragically, on June 8, 2020, at the age of thirty-eight, Sergeant Newman died from Covid-19 after contracting the virus while on duty; and
Whereas, he is survived by his parents, four children, and a host of other relatives and friends; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to recognize Sergeant Newman's service to his community by memorializing his legacy at a highway facility in Lee County. 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 erect an appropriate sign at the eastbound exit ramp onto South Carolina Highway 341 from Interstate Highway 20 in Lee County containing the words "In Memory of Sergeant Mikkos L. Newman".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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