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HR 1249 - Reaves, Honorable Henry L.; commend
Floyd, Johnny W (138th) Purcell, Ann R (147th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th)
Greene, Gerald E (158th) Walker, Larry (141st) Shaw, Jay (176th)
Status Summary HC: SC: FR: 03/07/00 LA: 03/07/00 H - Passed/Adopted

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A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Honorable Henry L. Reaves; and for other purposes.

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House Action Senate
3/7/00 Read 1st Time
3/7/00 Passed/Adopted
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LC 9 0388 H - Passed/Adopted

HR 1249                                             LC 9 0388 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Recognizing and commending Honorable Henry L. Reaves; and 
  1- 2  for other purposes. 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, Honorable Henry L. Reaves, the distinguished 
  1- 4  Representative from the 178th District and the chairman of 
  1- 5  the Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, has 
  1- 6  announced his intention to retire as a member of the House 
  1- 7  of Representatives; and 
  1- 8  WHEREAS, Honorable Henry L. Reaves came to Georgia from his 
  1- 9  native Florida to pursue a career as a cattle farmer; and 
  1-10  WHEREAS, he served for many years as a public affairs 
  1-11  representative with Southern Railway, and, in 1963, began a 
  1-12  long career of service as a member of the House of 
  1-13  Representatives; and 
  1-14  WHEREAS, he is a strong, honorable, and sincere man of 
  1-15  impeccable character who is committed to doing the people's 
  1-16  business, who doesn't hesitate to express his opinion, who 
  1-17  has never failed to provide valuable leadership and guidance 
  1-18  to the members of the General Assembly, and who has made 
  1-19  numerous noteworthy contributions to agriculture and state 
  1-20  government; and 
  1-21  WHEREAS, he has served with great ability as chairman of the 
  1-22  Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, as a member 
  1-23  of the Committee on Appropriations, as chairman of the 
  1-24  Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee, and as a member of 
  1-25  the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment; and 
  1-26  WHEREAS, all state agricultural facilities built during the 
  1-27  last 30 years have been initiated or heavily influenced by 
  1-28  Honorable Henry L. Reaves and he has an enviable record of 
  1-29  initiating and influencing legislation of significance to 
  1-30  Georgia farmers; and 
  1-31  WHEREAS, he has been recognized with Outstanding Service 
  1-32  Awards by 4-H and FFA for his concern for the young people 
  1-33  of this state; has received awards for outstanding service 
  1-34  from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary 
  1-35  Medicine, the National Vocational Ag Teachers Association, 
  1-36  and the Georgia Pork Producers; was inducted into the 
  2- 1  Georgia Cattlemen's Association Hall of Fame in 1987; and 
  2- 2  received the Friend of the Farmer Award in 1992 from the 
  2- 3  Georgia Farm Bureau Federation; and 
  2- 4  WHEREAS, in recognition of his contributions to agriculture, 
  2- 5  education, and research and in honor of his dedication to 
  2- 6  assisting Georgia's family farmers, he was recently inducted 
  2- 7  into the Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame; and 
  2- 8  WHEREAS, the members of the House of Representatives, the 
  2- 9  men and women who produce the food and fiber which is the 
  2-10  bedrock of Georgia's economy, and the young people of this 
  2-11  state could have no better friend or leader than Honorable 
  2-12  Henry L. Reaves. 
  2-14  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and 
  2-15  commend Honorable Henry L. Reaves for his 38 years as a 
  2-16  distinguished, dedicated, and effective member of the House 
  2-17  of Representatives and for his steadfast commitment to the 
  2-18  people of Georgia and to agriculture, agricultural 
  2-19  education, farm families, and the natural resources of this 
  2-20  state. 
  2-21  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  2-22  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 
  2-23  appropriate copy of this resolution to Honorable Henry L. 
  2-24  Reaves. 

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
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