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Sponsors: Senators Cleary, Rose and Setzler
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Introduced in the Senate on January 26, 2012
Introduced in the House on February 1, 2012
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 1, 2012
Summary: National Children's Dental Health Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/26/2012 Senate Introduced, placed on calendar without reference (Senate Journal-page 4) 1/27/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 1/31/2012 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 24) 2/1/2012 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 23)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
January 26, 2012
S. Printed 1/26/12--S. [SEC 1/27/12 12:07 PM]
Read the first time January 26, 2012.
TO DECLARE FEBRUARY 2012 AS NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH, AND TO THANK SOUTH CAROLINA DENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR MAKING FEBRUARY 3, 2012, "GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY" THAT PROMOTES ORAL HEALTH AND JOINS IN THE EFFORTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION TO ADVOCATE FOR ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND OPTIMAL ORAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN.
Whereas, the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina is proud to promote good oral health through National Children's Dental Health Month in February 2012; and
Whereas, National Children's Dental Health Month and "Give Kids a Smile Day" are specific times set aside to focus attention on the highly preventable epidemic of untreated oral disease among disadvantaged children; and
Whereas, five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever, dental decay in children is not a widely recognized problem but is detrimental to the health of all South Carolinians; and
Whereas, an estimated twenty-three million children in America are without dental insurance; and
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 Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, declare February 2012 as National Children's Dental Health Month, and thank South Carolina dental health care providers for making February 3, 2012, "Give Kids a Smile Day" that promotes oral health and joins 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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