Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 122498
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File Number: 122498 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1062-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CONDEMNING ATTACK TO SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY IN CT Introduced: 12/19/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/18/2012
Agenda Date: 12/18/2012 Agenda Item Number: 11A27
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. ALSO SEE 122486 Title: RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE HORRIFIC ATTACK AT THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT AND EXPRESSING SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGEDY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 122486]
Indexes: ATTACK
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Xavier L. Suarez, Co-Sponsor
  Juan C. Zapata, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

County Attorney 12/19/2012 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Board of County Commissioners 12/18/2012 11A27 AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Commissioner Moss asked the County Attorney to read the item in its entirety. County Attorney Cuevas read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record, noting Commissioner Moss was the prime sponsor, and the remaining Commission members were co-sponsors. Commissioner Moss asked Mayor Gimenez to sign off on this resolution immediately, and waive the veto period in order for this show of sympathy and solidarity to be transmitted to Newtown, their school board, and any other concerned parties as soon as possible. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board members proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as amended to add the following language as another possible effective date: “approval by the County Mayor of this Resolution and the filing of this approval with the Clerk of the Board.”

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE HORRIFIC ATTACK AT THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT AND EXPRESSING SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGEDY

BODY
WHEREAS, on December 14, 2012, a mass shooting took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, the people of Miami-Dade County wish to extend their sympathy to the Newtown community in this unimaginable tragedy and mourn the loss of 26 innocent lives, including 20 elementary school-age children; and
WHEREAS, the people of Miami-Dade County also would like to acknowledge the quick action of teachers, the school’s principal, law enforcement officials and other first responders whose heroic efforts prevented the loss of additional life, in some cases giving up their own lives to save the lives of young children; and
WHEREAS, the people of Miami-Dade County will always remember the victims of this mass shootings and stand in solidarity with the surviving students, parents, teachers and families, as well as the entire Newtown community,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1.  Condemns the senseless attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, December 14, 2012.
Section 2. Offers condolences to all of the students, parents, teachers, administrators and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School, as well as their families, and recognizes that the healing process will be long and difficult for the entire Newtown community.
Section 3. Honors the selfless, dedicated service of:
(A) the teachers, principal and school support staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, some of whom sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of innocent young children; and

(B) the emergency response teams and law enforcement officials who responded to the attack and who saved the lives of some of these young children based on their quick action; and

Section 4. Remains committed to working together to help prevent tragedies of this kind from ever happening again.



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