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Sponsors: Senators Alexander, Knotts, Williams, Malloy, Verdin, Ryberg, Leatherman, Land, Setzler, Bryant, Hayes, Patterson, Gregory, Scott, Moore, Vaughn, Lourie, Campsen, Hawkins, Ritchie and Martin
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Introduced in the Senate on April 12, 2007
Introduced in the House on April 25, 2007
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 25, 2007
Summary: Asthma Awareness Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/12/2007 Senate Introduced SJ-13 4/12/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-13 4/25/2007 Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-4 4/25/2007 Senate Adopted, sent to House SJ-4 4/25/2007 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-94
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TO DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MAY 2007 AS ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS REGARDING ASTHMA, AND TO COMMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASTHMA ALLIANCE, THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE ASTHMA EDUCATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, asthma is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the world, affecting over twenty million people in the United States alone; and
Whereas, responsible for more than five hundred thousand hospitalizations and five thousand deaths nationwide, asthma costs our nation approximately eleven billion dollars per year in health care; and
Whereas, asthma results in almost five billion dollars in additional costs, due to worker absenteeism and lost productivity, and is the most frequent reason for school absenteeism; and
Whereas, an affliction striking people of every age, race, ethnic group, and gender, asthma is the third leading cause of preventable hospitalizations in the United States; and
Whereas, in South Carolina, this disorder of the respiratory system, at its highest prevalence among those under eighteen years old, is the most common chronic disease among children and the leading cause of childhood disability. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, designate the month of May 2007 as Asthma Awareness Month for the purpose of raising public awareness regarding asthma, and commend the South Carolina Asthma Alliance, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and other organizations that provide asthma education and support services for the citizens of South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Asthma Alliance, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
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