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SR102.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES READ ACROSS IDAHO - Stating findings of the Legislature and declaring March 2, 2001, as "Read Across Idaho Day" and encouraging parents, educators and other adults to make reading to children a priority. 02/12 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/13 Rpt prt - to 10th Ord 02/14 10th Ord - ADOPTED - Voice Vote Floor Sponsor -- Dunklin Title apvd - Filed with Secretary of the Senate
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001 IN THE SENATE SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 102 BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 1 A SENATE 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 Senate of the State of Idaho: 5 WHEREAS, the Senate believes that achieving the goal of teaching every 6 child to read and comprehend by the end of the third grade is among our 7 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 Senate, assembled in 22 the First Regular Session of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature, that Friday, 23 March 2, 2001, shall be declared "Read Across Idaho Day"; and 24 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Senate, by declaring March 25 2, 2001, as "Read Across Idaho Day," do hereby encourage all parents, educa- 26 tors and other adults to spend a minimum of fifteen minutes that day reading 27 to a child; and 28 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Senate do hereby encourage 29 all adult citizens of the great state of Idaho to advance the cause of educa- 30 tion, introduce the wonders of books, and help our state's children succeed by 31 taking every opportunity, every day, to read to a child.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 10988 The purpose of this legislation is to recognize the importance of reading to children by proclaiming March 2, 2001, as "Read Across Idaho Day." The day will stress the need for parents, educators and all adults to spend at least fifteen minutes a day reading to a child. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact. Contact Name: Senator Betsy Dunklin Phone: 332-1351 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SR 10