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5145Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000530Primary Sponsor: CarnellAll Sponsors: Carnell, Keegan, H. Brown, Harrell, Quinn, Allen, Allison, Altman, Askins, Bailey, Bales, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown, J. Brown, T. Brown, Campsen, Canty, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cooper, Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Easterday, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Frye, Gamble, Gilham, Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, Hawkins, Hayes, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Inabinett, Jennings, Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Lanford, Law, Leach, Lee, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lourie, Lucas, Mack, Maddox, Martin, McCraw, McGee, McKay, M. McLeod, W. McLeod, McMahand, Meacham-Richardson, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinckney, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Robinson, Rodgers, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scott, Seithel, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, D.C. Smith, F. Smith, J. Smith, R. Smith, D. Smith, Stille, Stuart, Taylor, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Whatley, Whipper, Wilder, Wilkes, Wilkins, Witherspoon, Woodrum and Young-BrickellDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\2133dw00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000531Subject: Sara Elizabeth "Lib" Croft, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000531 Received from Senate Senate 20000530 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20000530 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
EXPRESSING THE HEARTFELT GOOD WISHES AND SINCERE GRATITUDE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO OUR HIGHLY REGARDED FRIEND, SARA ELIZABETH "LIB" CROFT, FOR HER MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED AND LOYAL SERVICE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THE OCCASION OF HER JUSTLY EARNED RETIREMENT.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly are indeed saddened to learn that one of their most dedicated employees, Sara Elizabeth "Lib" Croft of Columbia, will be retiring on June 30, 2000, after more than thirty-five years in state government; and
Whereas, Lib was born and raised in Chester, South Carolina, and is the daughter of the late Brice and Sara Croft. She is devoted to her two sisters: Ann King and her husband Bill King of Belle Isle; and Fran Hancock and her husband William Hancock of Rock Hill; and
Whereas, upon her graduation from Winthrop College, Lib began her employment in government with the State Department of Education; following this, she served as the Secretary to the Richland County Legislative Delegation during Senator Walter Bristow's tenure as Chairman; and in January of 1973, the late Senator "Son" Roddey named her the Administrative Assistant to the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, which he chaired; in the mid 70's, she left the legislature to become a court reporter for the Fifth Judicial Circuit; and after several years, Senator Roddey was fortunate to have Lib return as the Administrative Assistant for the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee. Following Senator Roddey's death, Lib was named the Director of Research to the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee chaired by Senator Horace Smith; and
Whereas, Lib has continuously served as staff support for the Joint Bond Review Committee since its inception in 1976; and
Whereas, in 1992, Representative Marion Carnell became Chairman of the Joint Bond Review Committee which resulted in Lib's transfer to the South Carolina House of Representatives where she continues to staff the committee; and
Whereas, Lib's sage knowledge and great wealth of experience to all those who seek her guidance will be irreplaceable. She is specifically charged to keep up with volumes of documentation from state agencies and institutions that request and receive funds for use in the financing of permanent improvement projects. It is customary on any given day for Lib to assist the various presidents of institutions of higher learning, the directors of state agencies, or their staff in understanding and facilitating their requests in a timely and orderly fashion. Lib's organizational skills and efficient manner are tools which enable her to maintain a high level of retention in coordinating and disseminating this information to Chairman Carnell and the other nine committee members; and
Whereas, Lib, in addition, has staffed the following study committees: Committee to Study the State's Magisterial System; Committee to Investigate Candidates for Trustees for Universities and Colleges; Election Laws Study Committee; Tourism and Trade Study Committee; Internal Security Committee; and South Carolina Crime Study Committee; and
Whereas, Lib is an extremely intelligent, dependable, responsible, and conscientious person whose values and dedication on and off the job serve as an example to all legislative employees; and
Whereas, Lib is an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation and has served her church in many capacities, which includes singing in the choir; and
Whereas, Lib loves to travel and has already made plans to visit France in July and New York in October. She will be a frequent visitor to the coast, where both of her sisters have homes; and
Whereas, next to the word "antiquing" in the dictionary, there must be a picture of Lib Croft. She is an avid collector and loves to browse in antique shops in her spare time; and
Whereas, our dear friend's presence will be sorely missed by all of us, including her co-workers and other staff, and she will be embellished in our memories for many years to come; and
Whereas, it is fitting for the members of the General Assembly to pause in their deliberations, with mixed sadness and joy, to take this opportunity to honor this truly gracious and lovely lady by offering our deepest thanks for her exemplary years of service to the Palmetto State and that all good wishes for the future accompany Lib Croft as she embarks on the next chapter of her journey through life. 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 hereby express heartfelt appreciation and sincere gratitude to our highly regarded friend, Sara Elizabeth "Lib" Croft, for her many years of dedicated and loyal service to the General Assembly on the occasion of her justly earned retirement.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Lib Croft.
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