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Senate Bill 3016

Senate Bill sb3016

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    Florida Senate - 2004        (NP)                      SR 3016

    By Senators Crist, Miller, Sebesta and Lee





    12-2083-04                                              See HR

  1                    Senate Resolution No. ____

  2         A resolution commending Frederick B. Karl.

  3  

  4         WHEREAS, Frederick B. Karl was born in Daytona Beach to

  5  the late Fred J. and Mary Karl and attended the University of

  6  Florida before earning a law degree from Stetson University,

  7  and

  8         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl served in the United States Army and

  9  served as Tank Platoon Leader in the 20th and 2nd Armored

10  Divisions, where he was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars

11  and the Purple Heart medal, and

12         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl thereafter began a career in the

13  public sector, including serving as State Representative, as

14  State Senator, and as the first legislatively appointed Public

15  Counsel, and

16         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl became Justice Karl when he was

17  elected to the Florida Supreme Court, the last elected

18  Justice, and

19         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl co-authored Law Review articles used

20  by the Legislature when considering impeachment or executive

21  suspension, and

22         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl has served in other capacities,

23  including attorney for the Volusia County School District and

24  the Cities of Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach before relocating

25  to Tampa, and

26         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl became Special Counsel, Chief Legal

27  Officer, and Administrator to Hillsborough County before

28  becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Tampa

29  General Hospital, and

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    Florida Senate - 2004        (NP)                      SR 3016
    12-2083-04                                              See HR




 1         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl then retired but was called back as

 2  Attorney for the City of Tampa in March 2003, a position from

 3  which he retired April 2, 2004, and

 4         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl has received awards for his service,

 5  ranging from Florida Trend Magazine's "Florida's Most

 6  Influential Men" to the Equal Opportunity Employer of the Year

 7  by the Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League, while also serving on

 8  a variety of boards too numerous to mention, and

 9         WHEREAS, Mr. Karl was known and regarded for his

10  intelligence, eloquence, and capability of facilitating

11  compromise, being called a "brilliant public servant" by the

12  Tampa Tribune, a description echoed throughout the community,

13  NOW, THEREFORE,

14  

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

16  

17         That Frederick B. Karl is recognized for his

18  contributions to Florida, Hillsborough County, and the City of

19  Tampa in serving with distinction for almost half a century in

20  both elected and the highest level of senior management

21  positions.

22         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution

23  be presented to Frederick B. Karl as a tangible token of the

24  sentiments of the Florida Senate.

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