Current Status Bill Number:
4102Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970501Primary Sponsor: BauerAll Sponsors: Bauer, Harvin and PinckneyDrafted Document Number: pt\1237ac.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970508Subject: Trooper First Class Mark H. Coates, highway named for in Hardeeville, Jasper County, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970508 Received from Senate Senate 19970508 Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Senate 19970508 Recalled from Committee 15 ST Senate 19970508 Introduced, referred to Committee 15 ST House 19970507 Adopted, sent to Senate House 19970506 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19970501 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 6, 1997
S. Printed 5/6/97--H.
Read the first time May 1, 1997.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4102), requesting the Department of Transportation to name one-half mile on either side of mile marker 7 on Interstate 95 near Hardeeville, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
RICHARD M. QUINN, JR., for Committee.
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME ONE-HALF MILE ON EITHER SIDE OF MILE MARKER 7 ON INTERSTATE 95 NEAR HARDEEVILLE TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF TROOPER FIRST CLASS MARK H. COATES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL WHO WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON NOVEMBER 20, 1992.
Whereas, Trooper First Class Mark H. Coates of the South Carolina Highway Patrol was killed in the line of duty on November 20, 1992, five years to the day after he joined the Highway Patrol; and
Whereas, on November 20, 1992, while making what appeared to be a routine traffic stop on Interstate 95 at mile marker 7 near Hardeeville, Trooper Coates was fatally shot; and
Whereas, Trooper Coates was an exemplary law enforcement officer, dedicated to protecting the citizens of South Carolina and preserving the safety of our highways; and
Whereas, it is proper and fitting to name that portion of Interstate 95 at mile marker 7 in honor of the memory of Trooper First Class Mark H. Coates of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, requests the Department of Transportation to name that portion of Interstate 95 one-half mile on each side of mile marker 7 near Hardeeville in honor of the memory of Trooper First Class Mark H. Coates and to erect appropriate markers or signs reflecting this designation.
Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Department of Transportation and to the family of Trooper First Class Mark H. Coates.