Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Reps. Bernstein, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bales, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brown, Bryant, Burns, Calhoon, Caskey, Chellis, Chumley, Clary, Clemmons, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Forrester, Fry, Funderburk, Gagnon, Garvin, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, Johnson, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Mace, Mack, Magnuson, Martin, McCoy, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, McKnight, Moore, Morgan, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Murphy, B. Newton, W. Newton, Norrell, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Ridgeway, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Matthews, Simrill, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, Sottile, Spires, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Tallon, Taylor, Thayer, Thigpen, Toole, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten, Young and Yow
Document Path: l:\council\bills\rm\1252dg19.docx
Introduced in the House on April 24, 2019
Adopted by the House on April 24, 2019
Summary: SC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/24/2019 House Introduced and adopted (House Journal-page 6)
View the latest legislative information at the website
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO DECLARE WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019, "SOUTH CAROLINA TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION DAY" AND TO HONOR THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY, ITS PARTNERS WITHIN LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND TRUSTED ADULTS.
Whereas, teen pregnancies have far-reaching consequences that adversely affect the health, education, and economic future of South Carolina's young people; and
Whereas, 3,406 teen girls ages fifteen to nineteen gave birth in our State in 2017; and
Whereas, teen birth rates in South Carolina decreased by seventy percent between 1991 and 2017; and
Whereas, teen birth rates in South Carolina decreased by nine percent between 2015 and 2017, the lowest teen birth rate for girls ages fifteen to nineteen ever recorded in South Carolina; and
Whereas, however, the progress in teen birth rate reductions that saved South Carolina taxpayers an estimated eighty-five million dollars in 2015 alone should not suggest decreases in investment and commitment to this issue; and
Whereas, "South Carolina Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day" is an opportunity for parents, teen educators, program providers, faith-based organizations, local elected leaders, and statewide policymakers to work together to reduce and prevent teen pregnancy in the Palmetto State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, declare Wednesday, May 1, 2019, "South Carolina Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day" and honor the valuable contributions of the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, its partners within local communities and organizations, parents, educators, and trusted adults.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
This web page was last updated on March 9, 2020 at 5:36 PM