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3645Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990302Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: TownsendDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11141jm99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990311Subject: Read Across America Day; March 2, 1999; ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990311 Received from Senate Senate 19990311 Adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19990309 Polled out of Committee: Favorable 10 SI Senate 19990303 Introduced, referred to Committee 10 SI House 19990302 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill Revised on March 9, 1999 - Word format
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
March 9, 1999
S. Printed 3/9/99--S.
Read the first time March 3, 1999.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3645), designating Tuesday, March 2, 1999, as "Read Across America Day" in South Carolina, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
DESIGNATING TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1999, AS "READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, URGING EVERY CITIZEN IN THE PALMETTO STATE TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CHILD IS READ TO BY A CARING ADULT AT LEAST ONCE ON THAT DAY, AND REDEDICATING THIS STATE TO EFFORTS WHICH ENGAGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES TO PLACE SOUTH CAROLINA'S CHILDREN AMONG THE BEST READERS IN THE NATION.
Whereas, the State of South Carolina has committed itself to a course of raising academic standards for all students; and
Whereas, the citizens of the State of South Carolina stand firmly committed to promoting reading as a catalyst for our students' future academic success, their preparation for America's jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy; and
Whereas, the General Assembly has provided significant leadership in the area of education reform, grounded in the principle that educational investment is key to the state's well being and long-term quality of life; and
Whereas, "Read Across America", a national celebration of Dr. Suess's birthday on March 2, promotes reading and adult involvement in the education of our students; and
Whereas, "Read Across America" is a project of great merit and is highly deserving of enthusiastic support. 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, designates Tuesday, March 2, 1999, as "Read Across America Day" in South Carolina, urges every citizen in the Palmetto State to ensure that every child is read to by a caring adult at least once on that day, and rededicates this State to efforts which engage in programs and activities to place South Carolina's children among the best readers in the nation.
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