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Sponsors: Reps. Horne, Cobb-Hunter, Skelton and J.E. Smith
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Introduced in the House on April 10, 2014
Introduced in the Senate on April 15, 2014
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 13, 2014
Summary: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/10/2014 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 118) 4/15/2014 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 23) 4/15/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 23) 5/8/2014 Senate Recalled from Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 3) 5/13/2014 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence (Senate Journal-page 9)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 8, 2014
S. Printed 5/8/14--S.
Read the first time April 15, 2014.
TO AFFIRM THE DEDICATION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE FUTURE SUCCESS OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S YOUNG PEOPLE AND ITS DEDICATION TO THE PREVENTION OF TEEN PREGNANCY, AND TO DECLARE THE MONTH OF MAY 2014 AS "TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION MONTH" IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, teen pregnancies have far-reaching consequences that adversely affect the health, education, and economic future of South Carolina's young people; and
Whereas, in 2012, more than five and a half thousand young girls, ages fifteen to nineteen gave birth in our State; and
Whereas, between 1992 and 2012, teen birth rates in South Carolina decreased by forty-seven percent; and
Whereas, teen birth rates in South Carolina decreased by seven percent between 2011 and 2012, the lowest teen birth rate for girls ages fifteen to nineteen ever recorded in South Carolina; and
Whereas, the progress in teen birth rate reductions that save South Carolina taxpayers an estimated $127 million each year should not suggest decreases in investment and commitment to the issue; and
Whereas, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month is an opportunity for parents, teens, educators, program providers, faith-based organizations, local elected leaders, and statewide policymakers to work together to reduce and prevent teen pregnancy in South Carolina. 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, affirms its dedication to the future success of South Carolina's young people and its dedication to the prevention of teen pregnancy, and declares the month of May 2014 as "Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month" in the State of South Carolina.
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