Bill Text: AZ SCR1018 | 2017 | Fifty-third Legislature 1st Regular | Engrossed

Bill Title: Speech and debate education day

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-3)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2017-05-10 - Assigned to House RULES Committee [SCR1018 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2017-SCR1018-Engrossed.html




Senate Engrossed




State of Arizona


Fifty-third Legislature

First Regular Session








A concurrent RESOLUTION


recognizing March 3, 2017 as National Speech and Debate Education Day in Arizona.





Whereas, National Speech and Debate Education Day is being celebrated on March 3, 2017; and

Whereas, established by the National Speech and Debate Association in conjunction with national and local partners, this event serves to both promote better instruction in speech and debate across all grade levels and highlight the pivotal roles these abilities play in personal advocacy, social movements and public policymaking; and

Whereas, speech and debate education helps students develop important skills in communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration through the practice of public speaking; and

Whereas, participants learn not only to analyze and express complex ideas effectively but also to listen, concur, question or dissent with reason and compassion; and

Whereas, across the country, countless educators devote in‑school, after-school and weekend time to supporting their students in speech and debate practices and competitions; and

Whereas, these educators, through their example of hard work and dedication, have a lasting and positive impact on their students; and

Whereas, the skills learned through speech and debate serve students well throughout their lives, and this occasion presents a welcome opportunity to recognize such instruction as an essential component of a well-rounded curriculum.


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

That the Members of the Legislature recognize March 3, 2017 as National Speech and Debate Education Day in Arizona.