Bill Text: TX SCR1 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Designating April as Water Safety Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-06-14 - Signed by the Governor [SCR1 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-SCR1-Introduced.html
  83R678 JNC-D
  By: Nelson S.C.R. No. 1
         WHEREAS, Texas offers numerous opportunities for residents
  and visitors to take part in water-related recreation; and
         WHEREAS, While the benefits of such activities are many, it
  is vitally important that proper measures be taken to avoid
  accidents; whether individuals are enjoying lakes, rivers, the Gulf
  of Mexico, or a public or private pool, water safety is essential to
  preventing drowning and injuries; and
         WHEREAS, Each year, more than 100 Texas children die from
  drowning, making it one of the leading causes of childhood injury
  deaths; moreover, the rates of drowning-related deaths in the state
  are consistently higher than the national average; and
         WHEREAS, Studies of seasonal variations have shown that
  two-thirds of the drowning deaths of young children and adolescents
  occur in the months of May through August; raising awareness of this
  issue in advance of the summer months will encourage the citizens of
  the Lone Star State to exercise caution and will help reinforce the
  message that water safety is everyone's responsibility; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby designate April as Water Safety Month; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That in accordance with the provisions of Section
  391.004(d), Government Code, the designation expires on the 10th
  anniversary of the date this resolution is passed by the