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Sponsors: Senators McConnell, Alexander, Anderson, Bryant, Campsen, Cleary, Courson, Cromer, Drummond, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Gregory, Grooms, Hawkins, Hayes, Hutto, Jackson, Knotts, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Lourie, Malloy, Martin, Matthews, McGill, Mescher, Moore, O'Dell, Patterson, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Reese, Richardson, Ritchie, Ryberg, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Short, J. Verne Smith, Thomas, Verdin and Williams
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Introduced in the Senate on February 1, 2005
Adopted by the Senate on February 1, 2005
Summary: Sharon Gunter Wilkinson
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/1/2005 Senate Introduced and adopted SJ-9
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TO COMMEND SHARON GUNTER WILKINSON, STAFF ATTORNEY TO THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, FOR HER EXCELLENT SERVICE TO THE COMMITTEE AND THE SENATE AS A WHOLE, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES TO HER IN HER NEW POSITION AS DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
Whereas, Sharon Gunter Wilkinson grew up in West Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of Rebecca K. Gunter and James E. Gunter; and
Whereas, after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1986, and from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1990, and after working for the Senate Judiciary Committee as a Staff Attorney in 1991, the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office as Assistant Solicitor (1991-1994), and the Department of Public Safety as Associate General Counsel (1994-1995), Sharon was employed as a Staff Attorney with the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1995; and
Whereas, she has served as Staff Attorney to the Senate Judiciary Committee for three Chairmen: Senator Marshall B. Williams of Orangeburg, Senator Donald H. Holland of Kershaw, and Senator Glenn F. McConnell of Charleston; and
Whereas, her expertise in research and drafting legislation in the areas of family law, motor vehicle law, and criminal law has proved to be an invaluable asset to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate; and
Whereas, her dedication and skill have ensured that the State's criminal laws offer protection to victims of crime and provide due process for offenders; and
Whereas, the members and staff of the Senate will miss her assistance, professionalism, charm, and knowledge of criminal law; and
Whereas, the members of the Senate express their sincere gratitude to Sharon for her years of loyal and excellent service to the General Assembly and the State of South Carolina; and
Whereas, even though her presence in the Senate will be missed, her resourcefulness will continue to benefit the citizens of this State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate commend Sharon Gunter Wilkinson for her excellent service to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the South Carolina Senate, and extend best wishes to her in her new position as Director of Governmental Affairs for the Department of Social Services.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Sharon Gunter Wilkinson.
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