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Sponsors: Reps. T.R. Young, Allison and Parker
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 290
Introduced in the House on January 15, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on January 15, 2009
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 3, 2009
Summary: National Children's Dental Health Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/15/2009 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-422 1/15/2009 Senate Introduced SJ-20 1/15/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Invitations SJ-20 1/29/2009 Senate Polled out of committee Invitations SJ-15 1/29/2009 Senate Committee report: Favorable Invitations SJ-15 1/30/2009 Scrivener's error corrected 2/3/2009 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-20
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
January 29, 2009
S. Printed 1/29/09--S. [SEC 1/30/09 4:43 PM]
Read the first time January 15, 2009.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3292) to declare February 2009 as "National Children's Dental Health Month" in South Carolina and Friday, February 6, 2009, as "Give Kids a Smile Day" to promote , etc, respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 2009 AS "NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009, AS "GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY" TO PROMOTE ORAL HEALTH AND TO JOIN IN THE EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION TO ADVOCATE FOR ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND OPTIMAL ORAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN.
Whereas, the State of South Carolina is proud to promote good oral health through "National Children's Dental Health Month" in February 2009, and "Give Kids a Smile Day" on Friday, February 6, 2009; and
Whereas, "National Children's Dental Health Month" and "Give Kids a Smile Day" are set aside to focus attention on the highly preventable epidemic of untreated oral disease among disadvantaged children; and
Whereas, dental decay is a problem that is not widely recognized, but is detrimental to the health of all South Carolinians. Dental decay in children is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever; and
Whereas, an estimated twenty-three million children in America are without dental insurance;
Whereas, the future, in large part, is dependent on the good health of our families; and
Whereas, good overall health and educational success can be achieved in part through good oral health care; and
Whereas, the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina stands committed to supporting regular and thorough oral health care for the children of our State, so they may smile brightly and proudly in the future. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, declare February 2009 as "National Children's Dental Health Month" and Friday, February 6, 2009, "Give Kids a Smile Day" in South Carolina to promote oral health and join in the efforts throughout the nation to advocate for oral health awareness and optimal oral health in children.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Dental Association.
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