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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 41
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HCR041................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS - Stating findings of the Legislature and
declaring March 2000 to be "Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month" in Idaho.
02/10 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/11 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/29 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/03 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote - to Senate
03/06 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
03/13 10th ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
Title apvd - to House
03/14 To enrol
03/15 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/16 Pres signed
03/17 To Secretary of State
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 41
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND DECLARING MARCH 2000, COLORECTAL CAN-
3 CER AWARENESS MONTH.
4 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 WHEREAS, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in
6 the United States; and
7 WHEREAS, it is estimated that in 1999, physicians diagnosed 400 new cases
8 of colorectal cancer in Idaho; and
9 WHEREAS, fewer than 50% of men and women above age 50 receive screenings
10 for colorectal cancer; and
11 WHEREAS, adopting a healthy diet at a young age can significantly reduce
12 the risk of developing colorectal cancer; and
13 WHEREAS, March is designated as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month
14 and National Nutrition Awareness month and the prevention of colorectal cancer
15 is highly dependent upon dietary factors; and
16 WHEREAS, regular diagnostic screenings can prevent the disease and save
17 many lives; and
18 WHEREAS, education can help inform the public of methods of prevention and
19 symptoms for early detection of the disease.
20 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
21 sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and
22 the Senate concurring therein, that March 2000, is declared "Colorectal Cancer
23 Awareness Month" in Idaho and the Legislature calls upon the people of this
24 state to observe the month by learning about the prevention of colorectal can-
25 cer and by encouraging all persons age 50 and older or otherwise at high risk
26 to be screened for the disease.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to declare March 2000
"Colorectal Awareness Month" in the State of Idaho. Colorectal
cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among both
men and women in the United States, even though with early
detection there is effective treatment available. Only half of
the men and women who should be screened for this disease do
so. This resolution will increase awareness of Idahoans about
this important public health issue.
There is no fiscal impact.
CONTACT: Rep. Margaret Henbest
Senator Atwell Parry
Sue Reents-American Cancer Society
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE Bill No. HCR4