South Carolina General Assembly
118th Session, 2009-2010
Sponsors: Senator Coleman
Document Path: l:\council\bills\swb\7183cm10.docx
Introduced in the Senate on March 10, 2010
Introduced in the House on March 23, 2010
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 21, 2010
Summary: Sophia Dontae Woodard Memorial Highway
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
DateBodyAction Description with journal page number
3/10/2010SenateReferred to Committee on TransportationSJ4
3/17/2010SenateCommittee report: Favorable TransportationSJ13
3/18/2010SenateAdopted, sent to House SJ38
3/18/2010Scrivener's error corrected
3/23/2010HouseReferred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial ResolutionsHJ31
3/25/2010HouseCommittee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial ResolutionsHJ18
4/21/2010HouseAdopted, returned to Senate with concurrence HJ29
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 25, 2010
Introduced by Senator Coleman
S. Printed 3/25/10--H.
Read the first time March 23, 2010.
THE COMMITTEE ON
INVITATIONS AND MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S.1266) to request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of South Carolina Highway 215 onehalf mile in both directions from its intersection with South Carolina Highway 34, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
HERB KIRSH for Committee.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 215 ONEHALF MILE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 34 IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY “SOPHIA DONTAE WOODARD MEMORIAL HIGHWAY” AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS “SOPHIA DONTAE WOODARD MEMORIAL HIGHWAY”.
Whereas, Mrs. Sophia Dontae Woodard died on October 7, 2004, in a tragic accident at “Salem Crossroads” in Fairfield County at the age of thirtyfour; and
Whereas, she was born in Fairfield County, the daughter of Jessie and Mary Brown Williamson; and
Whereas, Mrs. Woodard is survived by her devoted husband, Mr. Sean Woodard, Sr., and their children, Sean, Jr., Deon, and La Detra; and
Whereas, she was a substitute school teacher and school bus driver in the Fairfield County Public School system; and
Whereas, she was wellknown and liked by everyone in her community; and
Whereas, she died in a fatal collision while transporting dozens of school children home along South Carolina Highway 215 in Fairfield County; and
Whereas, it would be fitting and proper to honor her memory by naming a portion of South Carolina Highway 215 “Sophia Dontae Woodard Memorial Highway”. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of South Carolina Highway 215 onehalf mile in both directions from its intersection with South Carolina Highway 34 in Fairfield County “Sophia Dontae Woodard Memorial Highway” and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of highway that contain the words “Sophia Dontae Woodard Memorial Highway”.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.