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    Florida Senate - 2003        (NP)                      SR 2632

    By Senator Smith





    14-1954-03

  1                    Senate Resolution No. ____

  2         A resolution honoring the memory of Senator

  3         George G. Kirkpatrick, Jr.

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  5         WHEREAS, Senator George G. Kirkpatrick, Jr., served

  6  with distinction in the Florida Senate from 1980 through 2000,

  7  and

  8         WHEREAS, it is most appropriate that the Florida Senate

  9  commemorate the passing of one of its former members who

10  served his district and the State of Florida so admirably,

11  NOW, THEREFORE,

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13  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:

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15         That this legislative body does pause in its

16  deliberations to pay its respects to the late Senator George

17  G. Kirkpatrick, Jr., and that the Florida Senate in session

18  assembled does record this testimonial of esteem and

19  bereavement:

20                           IN MEMORIAM

21                    GEORGE G. KIRKPATRICK, JR.

22         George G. Kirkpatrick, Jr., was born on December 24,

23  1938, in Gainesville, Florida, and served as the Senator from

24  the Fifth District in the Florida Senate from 1980 until 2000.

25  During his tenure in the Florida Senate, Senator George G.

26  Kirkpatrick, Jr., authored the Solid Waste Management Act of

27  1988, which established recycling programs statewide;

28  sponsored the Sadowski Affordable Housing Act in order to make

29  housing more accessible to low-income Floridians; sponsored

30  the Preservation 2000 program to preserve sensitive state

31  lands; was tireless in his efforts to preserve the Rodman

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    Florida Senate - 2003        (NP)                      SR 2632
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 1  Reservoir; and championed workforce development and economic

 2  development programs that have greatly benefited the workers

 3  of this state. Through his work in the Florida Legislature and

 4  as the Executive Director of the Independent Colleges and

 5  Universities of Florida, Senator Kirkpatrick also worked

 6  successfully to improve higher education throughout this

 7  state. His contributions to the State of Florida and the

 8  people of this state were numerous, and his legacy as a

 9  champion of children, a protector of the environment, and an

10  advocate for higher education shall live on for years to come.

11  Senator George G. Kirkpatrick, Jr., died unexpectedly on

12  February 5, 2003, in Tallahassee, and is survived by his wife,

13  Monika, his children Catherine and Grier, and three

14  grandchildren.

15         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution,

16  signed by the President of the Senate, with the Seal of the

17  Senate affixed, be transmitted to Mrs. Monika Kirkpatrick,

18  widow of George G. Kirkpatrick, Jr., as a tangible token of

19  the sentiments expressed herein and as a lasting symbol of the

20  respect of the members of the Florida Senate.

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