Introduced Version





SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION


     A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Samuel Smith, Jr. upon his retirement from the Indiana State Senate.



YOUNG R, ARNOLD, BREAUX, BRODEN, DEIG, ERRINGTON, HOWARD, HUME, LANANE, LEWIS, MRVAN, ROGERS, SIMPSON, SIPES, SKINNER, TALLIAN,




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Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION honoring Senator Samuel Smith, Jr. upon his retirement from the Indiana State Senate.

     Whereas, Senator Samuel Smith Jr. was first elected to the Indiana State Senate to represent Senate District 2 and the people of Lake County in 1998;

    Whereas, Senator Smith is a successful business man and respected community leader and has served his Lake County constituency throughout his 10 year tenure;

    Whereas, Senator Smith has served on numerous legislative standing committees and interim committees during his tenure, covering a wide range of topics. He most recently served as Ranking Minority member on the Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions committee and also as a member on the Appointments & Claims, Local Government & Elections, Judiciary, and Rules and Legislative Procedure committees and is Senate Democrat Caucus Chairman and a member of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus;

    Whereas, Senator Smith will be resigning from the Indiana State Senate in order to expand his business;


    Whereas, prior to his service in the Indiana State Senate, Senator Smith served his community as the owner and operator of the Divinity Funeral Home in East Chicago;

    Whereas, Senator Smith is a committed husband to his wife, Diane and a devoted father to his daughters Emerald and Danielle; and

    Whereas, Senator Smith, with his hospitality and generosity, will be felt by his retirement for many years to come; Therefore:

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:



    SECTION 1. That on behalf of the people of the State of Indiana, we hereby extend our sincere appreciation to Senator Samuel Smith Jr. for his dedicated service in the Indiana State Senate and the Indiana General Assembly.

    SECTION 2. That the secretary of the senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Senator Smith; daughters Emerald Smith and Danielle Smith; mother, Griselda Smith; and brother, Eric Metcalf.