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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 103
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SR103................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES
READ ACROSS IDAHO DAY - Stating findings of the Senate 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 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/28 Rpt prt - to 10th Ord
03/03 10th ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
Floor Sponsor - Marley
Title apvd - Filed with Secretary of the Senate
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003
IN THE SENATE
SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 103
BY JUDICIARY AND RULES 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, 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 Senate, assembled in
22 the First Regular Session of the Fifty-seventh Idaho Legislature, that Monday,
23 March 3, 2003, shall be declared "Read Across Idaho Day"; and
24 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Senate, by declaring March
25 3, 2003, 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
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.
There is no fiscal impact to the State or the general fund.
Name: Senator Edgar Malepeai
Name: Senator Bert Marley
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE SR 103