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									                                   South Carolina General Assembly
                                       118th Session, 2009-2010

H. 3512

STATUS INFORMATION

Concurrent Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. Bales, Agnew, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Anthony, Ballentine, Bannister,
Barfield, Battle, Bedingfield, Bingham, Bowen, Bowers, Brady, Branham, Brantley, G.A. Brown,
H.B. Brown, R.L. Brown, Cato, Chalk, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cole, Cooper, Crawford,
Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Duncan, Edge, Erickson, Forrester, Frye, Funderburk, Gambrell, Gilliard,
Govan, Gullick, Gunn, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harrell, Harrison, Hart, Harvin, Hayes, Hearn,
Herbkersman, Hiott, Hodges, Horne, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hutto, Jefferson, Jennings, Kelly,
Kennedy, King, Kirsh, Knight, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mack, McEachern,
McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Millwood, Mitchell, D.C. Moss, Nanney, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Ott,
Owens, Parker, Parks, Pinson, E.H. Pitts, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scott, Sellers, Simrill,
Skelton, D.C. Smith, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.E. Smith, J.R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis,
Stewart, Stringer, Thompson, Toole, Umphlett, Vick, Viers, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire,
Williams, Willis, Wylie, A.D. Young and T.R. Young
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Introduced in the House on February 12, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on February 17, 2009
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 17, 2009

Summary: Reserve Deputy Joseph P. Arnot


HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

    Date   Body Action Description with journal page number
 2/12/2009 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-9
 2/17/2009 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-6


VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/12/2009
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 9            A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
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11   TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR RESERVE DEPUTY JOSEPH
12   P. ARNOT, OF RICHLAND COUNTY, UPON THE OCCASION
13   OF HIS RETIREMENT, TO COMMEND HIM FOR EIGHT
14   YEARS OF DEDICATED VOLUNTEER SERVICE WITH THE
15   RICHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, AND TO
16   WISH HIM MUCH HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT IN ALL
17   HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
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19   Whereas, it is with great pleasure that the South Carolina General
20   Assembly recognizes individuals who give tirelessly of themselves
21   as dedicated public servants; and
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23   Whereas, Joseph P. Arnot, retiring reserve deputy of the Richland
24   County Sheriff’s Department, stands among their number as one
25   much admired for his many years of committed service to the
26   citizens of South Carolina; and
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28   Whereas, a native of West Orange, New Jersey, Joe Arnot has
29   made his home in South Carolina since 1971. However, he was no
30   stranger to the Palmetto State when he moved here at that time
31   with his family. In 1951, he found himself in Charleston as a
32   member of the United States Navy, and it was there he met his
33   wife, the former Doris Strickland, whom he wed one year later.
34   The couple, married now for fifty-six years, together raised a fine
35   family of five children, who have blessed their parents with twelve
36   grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and
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38   Whereas, for a quarter century, Joe Arnot worked for Yellow
39   Freight Company while also serving as an active community
40   volunteer and, after his retirement from Yellow Freight, he slowed
41   down not at all in his volunteer labors. Among many other worthy
42   endeavors, he served for six years as a representative from House

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 1   District 80 on the Transportation Committee of Richland County,
 2   and in 1999 and 2000 he was president of the Berkeley Forest
 3   Homeowners Association. He was a charter member of the State
 4   Ports Authority Committee and chaired this committee from 1988
 5   to 1991. He has also helped with the South Carolina Special
 6   Olympics and is an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church;
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 9   Whereas, in 1999, he graduated from the Richland County
10   Sheriff’s Department’s eleven-week Citizens Academy, and in
11   2002, at the age of seventy-four, Joe Arnot became the oldest
12   person ever to graduate from the Richland County Police
13   Academy. In 2003, he was recognized as Reserve Deputy of the
14   Year, and in 2005 he set the record for volunteer hours worked,
15   with two thousand seven hundred hours of volunteer service to the
16   Richland County Sheriff’s Department. He has since surpassed his
17   own record and now has racked up an amazing thirteen thousand
18   volunteer hours with the department; and
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20   Whereas, beginning in 2000, he became a “ride-along” with the
21   department’s Region One, working twelve-hour night shifts at the
22   age of seventy-two. Shortly thereafter, Captain Steve White asked
23   him to volunteer in the office, as well, and Joe Arnot began
24   working three ten-hour shifts answering office phones and taking
25   reports, while continuing his ride-alongs; and
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27   Whereas, in recognition of his unwavering devotion to the
28   Richland County Sheriff’s Department and other organizations in
29   the midst of health challenges and a full commitment to his family,
30   the Richland Sertoma Club honored Joe Arnot with its 2006-2007
31   Service to Mankind Award; and
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33   Whereas, the General Assembly recognizes that the success of the
34   State of South Carolina, the strength of its communities, and the
35   vitality of American society as a whole depend, in great measure,
36   upon the dedication of people like Joe Arnot, who use their talents
37   and resources to serve others. Now, therefore,
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39   Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate
40   concurring:
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42   That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this
43   resolution, recognize and honor Reserve Deputy Joseph P. Arnot,

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1   of Richland County, upon the occasion of his retirement, commend
2   him for eight years of dedicated volunteer service with the
3   Richland County Sheriff’s Department, and wish him much
4   happiness and fulfillment in all his future endeavors.
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6   Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to
7   Reserve Deputy Joseph P. Arnot.
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