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CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION
(Regular Calendar)

Senate Resolution 142

Senator Iverson asked and received unanimous consent to take up
the following resolution:

1 SENATE RESOLUTION 142
2 By: Committee on Rules and Administration
3 A Senate resolution honoring Senator Sheldon Rittmer.
4 WHEREAS, Senator Rittmer is retiring from
5 legislative office after completing three terms in
6 office as a State Senator; and
7 WHEREAS, Senator Rittmer's distinguished career has
8 included service as Chairperson of the State
9 Government Committee, the Transportation Committee,
10 and the Small Business, Economic Development and
11 Tourism Committee; Chairperson of the Health and Human
12 Rights Appropriations Subcommittee; member of the
13 Appropriations Committee; and Chairperson and ten-year
14 member of the Administrative Rules Review Committee;
15 and
16 WHEREAS, Senator Rittmer has served on many other
17 standing committees throughout his 12 years of
18 legislative service and has been an influential and
19 devoted legislator in this state; and
20 WHEREAS, Senator Rittmer has been instrumental in
21 the passage of legislation relating to state
22 government, professional licensing, public retirement
23 systems, transportation, and administrative rules
24 review; and
25 WHEREAS, Senator Rittmer has been active in
26 international relations and represented the Iowa
27 Senate on a visit to Iowa's Sister State, Stavropol,
28 Russia; and
29 WHEREAS, Senator Rittmer has served honorably and
30 has unselfishly given of his time and efforts to

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1 further the interests of the State of Iowa and to
2 provide beneficial programs for the citizens of Iowa;
3 NOW THEREFORE,
4 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the Senate pay
5 tribute to Senator Sheldon Rittmer for his devoted
6 service to the Iowa General Assembly and the citizens
7 of this state and wish him the very best in the years



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