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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 15
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HCR015..............................................by REVENUE AND TAXATION
OBESITY - Stating findings of the Legislature concerning the health and
well-being of Idahoans; and encouraging greater public awareness of the
health problems associated with obesity and the benefits of regular
exercise and sound nutrition in ensuring wellness and longevity.
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02/15 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
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02/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/03 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote
Floor Sponsor - Henbest
Title apvd - to Senate
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03/09 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
03/10 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
Floor Sponsor - Broadsword
Title apvd - to House
03/11 To enrol
03/14 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/15 Pres signed
03/16 To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 15
BY REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE CONCERNING THE HEALTHY WELL-BEING OF
3 IDAHOANS, AND ENCOURAGING GREATER PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE HEALTH PROBLEMS
4 ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY AND THE BENEFITS OF REGULAR EXERCISE AND SOUND
5 NUTRITION IN ENSURING WELLNESS AND LONGEVITY.
6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 WHEREAS, nearly 119 million American adults, 65 percent of the population,
8 are currently overweight or obese; and
9 WHEREAS, the direct and indirect costs of obesity in America are more than
10 $117 billion per year; and
11 WHEREAS, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychi-
12 atry (AACAP), the incidence of childhood obesity in the United States has
13 grown rapidly in recent years; and
14 WHEREAS, obesity due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for
15 over 300,000 deaths each year; and
16 WHEREAS, according to the Trust for America's Health, Idaho has the 29th
17 highest level of adult obesity in the nation at 21.8 percent, the 29th highest
18 overweight levels for high school students at 7.4 percent, and the 28th high-
19 est overweight levels for low-income children ages 2 through 5 at 11.6 per-
20 cent; and
21 WHEREAS, state and federal governments have a leadership role to play in
22 fighting the obesity epidemic through public education, improved awareness,
23 and by setting a positive example.
24 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
25 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
26 Senate concurring therein, that the Legislature of the State of Idaho
27 encourage and support proactive efforts to inform Idahoans about the long-term
28 health benefits of good nutrition and regular exercise.
29 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that legislators support and encourage innovative
30 awareness efforts like Regence BlueShield of Idaho's "Legislators on the Move"
31 program that promote personal responsibility for good health and exercise.
32 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Idaho Legislature supports public and pri-
33 vate initiatives to help all Idahoans attain wellness through sound nutrition
34 and regular exercise.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Obesity is an increasing worldwide health concern. In the
United States alone nearly 119 million American adults, 65
percent of the population, are currently overweight or obese
and the costs of obesity are more than $177 billion per
year. Idaho has the 29th highest level of adult obesity and
overweight levels for high school students, and the 28th
highest overweight levels for low-income children.
Regence BlueShield of Idaho's "Legislators on the Move"
program is designed to create public awareness of the
importance of regular exercise to long-term health benefits,
and to promote personal responsibility by setting a positive
Name: Lyn Darrington
Representative Margaret Henbest
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 15