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HouseBill Number: 5192Primary Sponsor: Cobb-HunterType of Legislation: CRSubject: Safe Kids DayDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940510Computer Document Number: CYY/16210AC.94Introduced Date: 19940505Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940510Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Cobb-Hunter Trotter ByrdType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 5192 House 19940510 Received from Senate 5192 Senate 19940509 Adopted, returned to House with concurrence 5192 Senate 19940509 Polled out of Committee: 10 Favorable 5192 Senate 19940505 Introduced, referred to 10 Committee 5192 House 19940505 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
DECLARING WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1994, AS "SAFE KIDS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, each year 8,000 of America's children die from unintentional injuries while an additional 50,000 are permanently disabled; and
Whereas, on average, one child dies of an injury in South Carolina every twenty-one and one-half hours, and South Carolina's childhood injury rate is twenty-two percent higher than the national rate; and
Whereas, these tragic injuries, so called "accidents", are often predictable and preventable; and
Whereas, May 8-14, 1994, has been proclaimed National SAFE KIDS Week, and during that week hundreds of communities nationwide will be focusing on childhood injury prevention activities; and
Whereas, the South Carolina SAFE KIDS Coalition, which is affiliated with the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, has been established to help promote awareness and prevent childhood injury by uniting diverse groups into local coalitions; and
Whereas, the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, supported by Johnson and Johnson, is uniting with state and local SAFE KIDS coalitions and other childhood injury prevention activities to provide vital child safety information. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, declares Wednesday, May 11, 1994, as "SAFE KIDS DAY".