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Sponsors: Senators Alexander, O'Dell, Pinckney, Lourie, Hayes and Kimpson
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Introduced in the Senate on March 12, 2014
Introduced in the House on March 26, 2014
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 26, 2014
Summary: Mental Health Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/12/2014 Senate Introduced 3/12/2014 Senate Referred to Committee on Invitations (Senate Journal-page 3) 3/19/2014 Senate Polled out of committee Finance (Senate Journal-page 14) 3/19/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable Invitations (Senate Journal-page 14) 3/25/2014 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 58) 3/26/2014 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 11)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
March 19, 2014
S. Printed 3/19/14--S.
Read the first time March 12, 2014.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1111) to designate the month of May 2014 as "Mental Health Month" in South Carolina and to raise awareness and understanding of mental illness and the need for appropriate, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO DESIGNATE THE MONTH OF MAY 2014 AS "MENTAL HEALTH MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO RAISE AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE NEED FOR APPROPRIATE AND ACCESSIBLE SERVICES FOR ALL PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly call upon all citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and schools in South Carolina to increase our state's understanding and acceptance of mental illnesses; and
Whereas, mental health is critical to the well-being and vitality of our families, businesses, and communities; and
Whereas, mental illness affects people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or economic status; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health observes Mental Health Month each year in May to raise awareness of mental health, mental illness, and discrimination against people with mental illnesses; and
Whereas, the General Assembly commends the South Carolina Department of Mental Health for its difficult task of educating the public about the often misunderstood issue of mental illness. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, designate the month of May 2014 as "Mental Health Month" in South Carolina and raise community awareness and understanding of mental illness and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental illness.
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