Introduced Version



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing former Representative Paul Hric.

Brown C, Candelaria Reardon, Dembowski, Dermody, Harris, Lawson L, Lehe, Moseley, Pelath, Smith V, Soliday, Stevenson, VanDenburgh

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2010)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing former Representative Paul Hric.

    Whereas, Paul John Hric was born in Hazlin, Czechoslovakia, on January 25, 1926, and died in 2009 at the age of 83;

    Whereas, Paul Hric entered the United States of America with his parents through Ellis Island when he was one year old;

    Whereas, After graduating from Washington High School, East Chicago, Paul Hric enlisted in the Marines during World War II and was stationed in Okinawa;

    Whereas, After being honorably discharged from the Marines and obtaining his citizenship, Paul Hric returned to work as a steelworker at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, where he began working during his senior year;

    Whereas, He later attended Indiana University and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, graduating with a master's degree in education;

    Whereas, While pursuing his teaching degree, Paul realized that there was a great need for educational opportunities closer to home;

    Whereas, Paul soon realized that the way to accomplish his goal was to enter the political arena;

    Whereas, Paul was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1960; and, three years later, enacted legislation to establish a full four-year university program in Lake County;

    Whereas, The establishment of a four-year university program in Lake County was the beginning of a full-time regional campus system for Indiana and Purdue universities;

    Whereas, Representative Hric considered the establishment of full-time university programs at regional campuses to be his greatest legislative accomplishment;

    Whereas, Known as a crime fighter, Hric sponsored legislation to allow police to use dogs in public schools to sniff for drugs in lockers and to require relatives of victims or victims of serious crimes to be notified by mail when a convicted criminal is to be sentenced or considered for parole; and

    Whereas, During his political career, former Representative Paul Hric was described as colorful, controversial, creative, opinionated, outrageous, politically ambitious, and independent, but the word that describes him best is dedicated - dedicated to serving the hard working people of his district: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to express its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of former Representative Paul Hric and to acknowledge the many contributions he made to his constituents, his community, and his state.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the family of former Representative Paul Hric.