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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2
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READ ACROSS IDAHO DAY - Stating findings of the Legislature; declaring the
importance of reading to children and encouraging Idaho parents, educators
and other adults to make reading to children a priority; and declaring
March 2, 2001, as "Read Across Idaho Day."
02/20 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/21 Rpt prt - to Educ
02/27 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/28 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/02 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote
Title apvd - filed with the Chief Clerk
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 A HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 DECLARING THE IMPORTANCE OF READING TO CHILDREN AND ENCOURAGING IDAHO PARENTS,
3 EDUCATORS AND OTHER ADULTS TO MAKE READING TO CHILDREN A PRIORITY.
4 Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Idaho:
5 WHEREAS, the House of Representatives believes that achieving the goal of
6 teaching every child to read and comprehend by the end of the third grade is
7 among our state's most important priorities; and
8 WHEREAS, reading research tells us that children who can read and compre-
9 hend successfully are dramatically less likely to drop out of school or end up
10 in prison; and
11 WHEREAS, experts agree that children need to be motivated to read and that
12 the model of family and other adults reading to them sends a powerful message
13 about the importance of reading; and
14 WHEREAS, the Idaho Legislature believes that assisting the children in our
15 state to become successful adults by learning to read and comprehend at an
16 early age should be a focus of this legislative session; and
17 WHEREAS, March 2, 2001, is the 97th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Seuss,
18 the well-known author of children's books; and
19 WHEREAS, the Idaho Legislature believes there is no other more appropriate
20 day to encourage Idahoans to read to all the children in our state.
21 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the House of Representa-
22 tives, assembled in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legis-
23 lature, that Friday, March 2, 2001, shall be declared "Read Across Idaho Day";
25 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives,
26 by declaring March 2, 2001, as "Read Across Idaho Day", do hereby encourage
27 all parents, educators and other adults to spend a minimum of fifteen minutes
28 that day reading to a child; and
29 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives do
30 hereby encourage all adult citizens of the great state of Idaho to advance the
31 cause of education, introduce the wonders of books, and help our state's chil-
32 dren succeed by taking every opportunity, every day, to read to a child.
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This resolution is to declare March 2, 2001, the 97th birthday
of well know children's author, Dr. Seuss, "Read Across Idaho Day."
It is to reenforce the value of reading to the success and happiness
of both children and adults. Further it is to encourage all of us to
take every opporutnity to read, and
more importantly, read to a child.
Name: Rep. Marley, Rep. Smylie
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HR 2