HB1446 (2018) Detail

Relative to childhood cancer awareness month.


CHAPTER 351

HB 1446 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2153

01/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1446

 

AN ACT relative to childhood cancer awareness month.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2153

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to childhood cancer awareness month.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

351:1  Statement of Intent.  

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.

351:2  New Section; Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Amend RSA 4 by inserting after section 13-v the following new section:

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.

351:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.  

 

Approved: July 02, 2018

Effective Date: August 31, 2018

Links

HB1446 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 24, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 22, 2018 House Floor Vote
March 21, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 5, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1446 Revision: 4274 Date: July 3, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
HB1446 Revision: 3349 Date: April 5, 2018, 10:52 a.m.
HB1446 Revision: 1822 Date: Nov. 3, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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