South Carolina General Assembly
114th Session, 2001-2002

Scroll to History Page
Scroll to Previous Versions Links List
Scroll to Full Text
Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format

Bill 5046

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                      5046
Type of Legislation:              Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                 House
Introduced Date:                  20020409
Primary Sponsor:                  J.E. Smith
All Sponsors:                     J.E. Smith, Allen, Allison, Altman, 
                                  Askins, Bales, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, 
                                  Bingham, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown, J. Brown, 
                                  R. Brown, Campsen, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, 
                                  Clyburn, Coates, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, 
                                  Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, 
                                  Easterday, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Freeman, 
                                  Frye, Gilham, Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, 
                                  Harrell, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, 
                                  J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Hosey, Howard, 
                                  Huggins, Jennings, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, 
                                  Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Law, Leach, Lee, 
                                  Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lourie, 
                                  Lucas, Mack, Martin, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, 
                                  Meacham-Richardson, Merrill, Miller, 
                                  Moody-Lawrence, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Neilson, 
                                  Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Quinn, 
                                  Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Rivers, Rodgers, 
                                  Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, 
                                  Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, Sinclair, 
                                  D.C. Smith, F.N. Smith, G.M. Smith, 
                                  J.R. Smith, W.D. Smith, Snow, Stille, Stuart, 
                                  Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Townsend, Tripp, 
                                  Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Weeks, Whatley, 
                                  Whipper, White, Wilder, Wilkins, Witherspoon, 
                                  A. Young and J. Young
Drafted Document Number:          l:\council\bills\nbd\11501ac02.doc
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:     20020411
Subject:                          Psychologically Healthy Workplace Month 
                                  in SC, April designated as


Body    Date      Action Description                     Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  ______________________________________ _______ ____________
Senate  20020411  Adopted, returned to House
                  with concurrence
Senate  20020411  Recalled from Committee                13 SMA
Senate  20020410  Introduced, referred to Committee      13 SMA
House   20020409  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate

              Versions of This Bill

View additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)



Whereas, it is important for businesses to provide psychologically healthy workplaces that are sensitive to their employees' mental well-being; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Psychological Association will present its first Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award in April 2002 at its Spring Conference, to the business that best fosters a mentally healthy work environment; and

Whereas, the award will be presented to the business that does the best job encouraging employee involvement, family support, employee growth and development, and employee health and safety; and

Whereas, in addressing these four areas involved in establishing a psychologically healthy workplace, businesses could encourage employees to participate in problem-solving and decision-making, allow flexible work schedules, and provide child and elder care assistance, provide employees with opportunities to pursue additional training, and provide quality health and mental health benefits; and

Whereas, a psychologically healthy workplace results in increased productivity and employee retention rates, recruiting advantages, company image enhancement, a better workplace atmosphere, and workers who are less stressed and more satisfied with their jobs; and

Whereas, failure to implement healthy workplace initiatives can impact a business. A survey conducted in 2000 by the American Psychological Association revealed that one in four employees has taken a "mental health" sick day, and according to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, health care expenses are almost fifty percent greater for employees who report high levels of stress; and

Whereas, the members of the General Assembly support promoting healthy work environments for the benefit of the companies as well as the employees and support the establishment of April as Psychologically Healthy Workplace Month in South Carolina. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, designate April as Psychologically Healthy Workplace Month in South Carolina and urge businesses to promote psychologically healthy workplaces for the benefit of the employees and the companies.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the South Carolina Psychological Association.


This web page was last updated on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 11:38 A.M.