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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 142
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UNWANTED PREGNANCY - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and
authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to study factors
contributing to a high rate of unwanted pregnancy in Idaho and ways in
which the state should address solutions.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 142
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO
3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY OF FACTORS CONTRIB-
4 UTING TO A HIGH RATE OF UNWANTED PREGNANCY IN IDAHO AND WAYS IN WHICH THE
5 STATE SHOULD ADDRESS SOLUTIONS.
6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 WHEREAS, unwanted pregnancy is a complicated societal problem with conse-
8 quences which reverberate through the lives of many individuals including not
9 only the mother and the child born to her but also each and every citizen of
10 the community at large; and
11 WHEREAS, it is in the interests of the citizens of the state of Idaho that
12 every effort be made to identify factors which contribute to the high rate of
13 unwanted pregnancy in Idaho and to identify factors which, to the maximum
14 extent that it is feasible, the state may address through legislative action;
16 WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon the Legislature to act aggressively to
17 address this issue in the interests of the state and her citizens.
18 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
19 sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre-
20 sentatives concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to
21 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of factors which con-
22 tribute to the high rate of unwanted pregnancy and the ways in which the state
23 should address solutions. The Legislative Council shall determine the number
24 of legislators and membership from each house appointed to the committee and
25 shall authorize the committee to receive input, advice and assistance from
26 interested and affected parties who are not members of the Legislature.
27 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be
28 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla-
29 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the advisory committee shall not be
30 reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and
31 shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or
32 proposed legislation.
33 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec-
34 ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the First Regular Session of
35 the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the legislative
council to appoint an interim committee to undertake and complete
a study of factors contributing to a high rate of unwanted
pregnancy in Idaho and ways in which the State of Idaho should
The impact to the General Fund is estimated to be $10,000 - $15,000
Contact: Senator Gary J. Schroeder
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL IMPACT SCR 142