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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 3 – Read across Idaho Day


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HR003.............................................................by EDUCATION
READ ACROSS IDAHO DAY - Stating findings of the House of Representatives and
declaring March 3, 2003, as "Read Across Idaho Day"; and encouraging parents,
educators and other adults to make reading to children a priority.
02/27    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/28    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
03/03    Rls susp - ADOPTED - 66-0-4
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bedke, Bell, Black,
      Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Cuddy,
      Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(23),
      Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk,
      Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller,
      Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo,
      Roberts, Robison, Rydalch, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen,
      Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Tilman, Trail,
      Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bieter, Crow, Field(18), Sali
    Floor Sponsor - Andersen
    Title apvd - Filed w/Office of the Chief Clerk

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                   HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 3
                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
  1                                  A HOUSE RESOLUTION
  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,  Sunday,  March  2, 2003, is the 99th anniversary of the birth of
 18    Dr. Seuss, the well-known author of children's books; and
 19        WHEREAS, the Idaho Legislature believes there is no other more appropriate
 20    time 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-seventh Idaho Leg-
 23    islature, that Monday, March 3, 2003, shall be  declared  "Read  Across  Idaho
 24    Day"; and
 25        BE  IT  FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives,
 26    by declaring March 3, 2003, 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.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 13099
This resolution recognizes March 3 as "Read Across Idaho Day" and
honors Dr. Seuss's birthday as a time to remember the importance
of reading.
                          FISCAL IMPACT
No fiscal impact.

Name: Representative Smylie 
Phone: 208-332-1000
Reps. Sayler, Andersen, Ringo
Reps. Snodgrass, Edmunson