South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 79

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Jackson
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7010ahb17.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the House on March 7, 2017
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs

Summary: Fibroid Tumor Awareness Month

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/13/2016  Senate  Prefiled
  12/13/2016  Senate  Referred to Committee on General
   1/10/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 51)
   1/10/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 51)
   2/23/2017  Senate  Committee report: Favorable General 
                        (Senate Journal-page 15)
    3/2/2017  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23)
    3/2/2017  Senate  Roll call Ayes-41  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 23)
    3/7/2017  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 10)
    3/7/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 98)
    3/7/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 98)
    3/8/2017  House   Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 48)
    3/8/2017  House   Recommitted to Committee on Medical, Military, Public 
                        and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 48)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/13/2016
2/23/2017

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

COMMITTEE REPORT

February 23, 2017

S. 79

Introduced by Senator Jackson

S. Printed 2/23/17--S.

Read the first time January 10, 2017.

            

THE GENERAL COMMITTEE

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 79) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 53-3-220 so as to designate the month of July of each year as, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

KATRINA F. SHEALY for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 53-3-220 SO AS TO DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF JULY OF EACH YEAR AS "FIBROID TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH" AND RAISE AWARENESS OF THE IMPACT UTERINE FIBROID TUMORS HAVE ON WOMEN'S HEALTH.

Whereas, the General Assembly has an interest in protecting and promoting the health and wellness of the state's citizens and recognizes the importance of shining a spotlight on certain health issues that affect women in particular; and

Whereas, uterine fibroid tumors, clinically known as uterine leiomyoma, are the most common benign tumors in the uterus and the single most common indication for hysterectomy; and

Whereas, three out of four women will have uterine fibroids during their lives and the overall incidence in African American women is estimated to be three to five times higher than the general population; and

Whereas, these benign tumors are a significant cause of pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, and reproductive dysfunction; and

Whereas, to increase awareness of the prevalence and effect that uterine fibroids have on women's health, the General Assembly finds it of such importance that it is fitting to designate the month of July of each year as "Fibroid Tumor Awareness Month". Now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 3, Title 53 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 53-3-220.    The month of July of each year is designated as 'Fibroid Tumor Awareness Month' to raise awareness of the impact fibroid tumors have on women's health."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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