Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Reps. Newton, Bowers, Erickson, Herbkersman, Hodges and Patrick
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nl\13172dg13.docx
Introduced in the House on March 7, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on March 20, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Daufuskie Island
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/7/2013 House Introduced (House Journal-page 10) 3/7/2013 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 10) 3/12/2013 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 2) 3/19/2013 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 56) 3/20/2013 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 7) 3/20/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 7)
View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 12, 2013
Introduced by Reps. Newton, Bowers, Erickson, Herbkersman, Hodges and Patrick
S. Printed 3/12/13--H.
Read the first time March 7, 2013.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3773) memorializing the United States Department of Transportation and its component Federal Highway Administration to take a leading role in organizing and providing regular, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
LISTON D. BARFIELD for Committee.
MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND ITS COMPONENT FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE A LEADING ROLE IN ORGANIZING AND PROVIDING REGULAR PUBLIC FERRY SERVICE TO DAUFUSKIE ISLAND IN BEAUFORT COUNTY.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly note that Daufuskie Island in Beaufort County, an eight square mile island that is separated from the mainland by the Calibogue Sound has no bridge or regular, reliable, and safe public ferry service for its residents, requiring residents to arrange their own transportation to the mainland for work, medical needs, shopping, and other basic needs, all made vastly complicated by the lack of public ferry service; and
Whereas, efforts to get a public ferry service operating have been pursued, including the creation of a special tax district by county ordinance, but the untenable dilemma still persists; and
Whereas, as time passes, the residents of Daufuskie Island continue to be left largely to their own devices for transportation; and
Whereas, it is necessary that the United States Department of Transportation and its component, the Federal Highway Administration, take a leading role to get all those involved to agree on the way forward for obtaining this long sought and absolutely necessary service for the residents of Daufuskie Island and for visitors to the island. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina memorialize the United States Department of Transportation and its component Federal Highway Administration to take a leading role in providing regular public ferry service for the residents of and visitors to Daufuskie Island in Beaufort County.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation or his successor and to the Honorable Victor Mendez, Federal Highway Administrator.
This web page was last updated on March 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM