HB 1446 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 1446
SPONSORS: Rep. Messmer, Rock. 24; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Edgar, Rock. 21; Rep. T. Le, Rock. 31; Rep. McConnell, Ches. 12; Rep. Berrien, Rock. 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill designates September as childhood cancer awareness month.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. The general court recognizes that there is a Centers for Disease Control-defined double pediatric cancer cluster of Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) and Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) in a 5-town area of the Seacoast. The general court further notes that there are more than 2 times the expected incidence of pediatric brain and central nervous system (CNS) cancers in the same 5-town area of the seacoast.
II. Therefore, the general court hereby designates September as childhood cancer awareness month and declares that steps should be taken to raise awareness about pediatric cancers and possible environmental triggers, encourage research, improve screening and treatment for rare pediatric and brain and CNS cancers, discover the causes of these cancers, develop cures for these cancers, identify ways to prevent cancers in our children by identifying and mitigating environmental or other triggers, continue to consider ways to improve access to, and the quality of, health care services for detecting and treating RMS, PPB and brain and CNS cancers; and calls on the people of New Hampshire, interest groups such as Next Generation Choices Foundation “Less Cancer,” and affected persons to promote awareness of pediatric cancer and to take an active role in the fight to end the devastating effects of pediatric cancer on individuals, families, and the economy.
4:13-w Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The governor shall annually proclaim September as childhood cancer awareness month and shall urge cities and towns throughout the state to observe this month in an appropriate manner to raise awareness about pediatric cancers and possible environmental triggers and observe such month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Approved: July 02, 2018
Effective Date: August 31, 2018
|Jan. 24, 2018||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 24, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 22, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|March 21, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|April 5, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 11|
|Jan. 24, 2018||Public Hearing: 01/24/2018 10:45 AM LOB 306|
|Jan. 24, 2018||Executive Session: 01/24/2018 LOB 306|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 13-0; RC)|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/22/2018 (Vote 13-0; RC) HC 7 P. 17|
|Feb. 22, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/22/2018 HJ 5 P. 32|
|March 8, 2018||Introduced 03/08/2018 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 7|
|March 21, 2018||Hearing: 03/21/2018, Room 102, LOB, 09:30 am; SC 13|
|April 5, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/05/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 15|
|April 5, 2018||Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/05/2018; SJ 11|
|April 12, 2018||Enrolled (In recess 04/12/2018); SJ 13|
|April 19, 2018||Enrolled 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 2|
|Signed by Governor Sununu 07/02/2018; Chapter 351; Eff. 08/31/2018|