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HouseBill Number: 3581Primary Sponsor: M.O. AlexanderType of Legislation: CRSubject: National Organ Tissue Donor Awareness WeekDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930304Computer Document Number: CYY/15232SD.93Introduced Date: 19930302Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930304Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: M.O. AlexanderType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3581 House 19930304 Received from Senate 3581 Senate 19930304 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 3581 House 19930303 Adopted, sent to Senate 3581 House 19930303 Committee Report: Favorable 24 3581 House 19930302 Introduced, referred to 24 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXPRESS THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S SUPPORT FOR THE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION PROGRAMS AND TO MEMORIALIZE CONGRESS TO DESIGNATE THE WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 18, 1993, AND APRIL 17, 1994, AS "NATIONAL ORGAN TISSUE DONOR AWARENESS WEEK" IN EACH OF THESE YEARS.
Whereas, a new patient is added to the national patient waiting list for an organ transplant every twenty minutes; and
Whereas, thousands of lives are saved or significantly improved annually by organ and tissue transplantation; and
Whereas, increasing the number of transplantable organs and tissues would save American taxpayers millions of dollars; and
Whereas, the General Assembly of South Carolina, by appropriate legislation, has shown its interest in and support for organ and tissue donation; and
Whereas, the awareness of the American people regarding this vital subject should also be strengthened. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of South Carolina, by this resolution, memorializes Congress to designate the weeks beginning April 18, 1993, and April 17, 1994, as "National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week" in each of these years.
Be it further resolved that the General Assembly of South Carolina requests President Bill Clinton to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such weeks with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, the United States Senate; the United States House of Representatives; and all members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.