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Sponsors: Senator Shealy
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Introduced in the Senate on February 14, 2017
Introduced in the House on March 9, 2017
Last Amended on March 7, 2017
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 9, 2017
Summary: March for Meals Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/14/2017 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 11) 2/14/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 11) 3/2/2017 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 13) 3/7/2017 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 45) 3/7/2017 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 45) 3/9/2017 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 1)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
March 7, 2017
S. Printed 3/7/17--S.
Read the first time February 14, 2017.
TO HONOR OUR SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAMS, THE SENIORS THEY SERVE, AND THE VOLUNTEERS WHO CARE FOR THEM AND TO DECLARE MARCH 2017 AS "MARCH FOR MEALS MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Amend Title To Conform
Whereas, President Richard Nixon in March 1972, signed into law a national nutrition program for seniors age sixty years and older. Appropriately, in March 2002, the Meals on Wheels Association of America established the National March for Meals Campaign to celebrate the importance of Older Americans Act senior nutrition programs and to raise awareness about senior hunger in America; and
Whereas, joining the 2017 observance of the March for Meals Campaign offers an especially suitable occasion for supporting senior nutrition programs that deliver vital and critical services through donation, volunteer work, and the raising of awareness about senior hunger; and
Whereas, in the more than four decades that senior nutrition programs have benefitted South Carolina communities, volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels programs throughout this great State have been the backbone of the program. These dedicated friends deliver not just nutritious meals to homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities but also caring, concern, and attention to their welfare; and
Whereas, these volunteer services help seniors avoid premature or unnecessary institutionalization and provide powerful socialization opportunities for millions of seniors as they combat loneliness and isolation; and
Whereas, the General Assembly is grateful for the excellent work of this and all such committed volunteer programs that seek to improve the nutrition of South Carolina's seniors. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, honor our senior nutrition programs, the seniors they serve, and the volunteers who care for them and declare March 2017 as "March for Meals Month" in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to each Meals on Wheels Program in the State of South Carolina.
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