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METH AWARENESS FOR STUDENTS AND

             2     
EDUCATORS RESOLUTION

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Sheldon L. Killpack

             7      Cosponsors:Julie FisherLaWanna Lou Shurtliff              8     
             9      LONG TITLE
             10      General Description:
             11          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor urges that age
             12      appropriate materials on the dangers of meth be distributed to students through the
             13      state's education systems and that state government continue to partnership with the
             14      business community, city and county governments, and various religious entities
             15      regarding the dangers of meth.
             16      Highlighted Provisions:
             17          This resolution:
             18          .    strongly urges that all junior high, senior high, and post-secondary education
             19      programs in the state provide timely and age appropriate materials on the dangers of
             20      meth use and that these materials be made available to the business community, city
             21      and county governments, and religious communities.
             22      Special Clauses:
             23          None
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             25      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             26          WHEREAS, the violence, suffering, and death resulting from use or exposure to meth
             27      have destroyed many lives;
             28          WHEREAS, the tragedy of meth use is heightened by its affect on youth;
             29          WHEREAS, as with so many societal ills, the key to stopping meth use is prevention;


             30          WHEREAS, age appropriate junior high, senior high, and post-secondary education
             31      programs should be developed through the state's education systems to teach students the
             32      dangers associated with meth use;
             33          WHEREAS, the Governor's Meth Initiative Task Force should continue to build
             34      partnerships with business, state, county, and city entities, as well as with religious
             35      organizations in carrying out a very proactive campaign to educate the general public on the
             36      dangers of meth use; and
             37          WHEREAS, the future that our children enjoy will hinge, in part, on whether they are
             38      armed with the knowledge, skill, and willpower to turn away from the dangers of using meth
             39      and other harmful drugs:
             40          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             41      Governor concurring therein, strongly urge that all junior high, senior high, and post-secondary
             42      education programs in the state provide timely and age appropriate materials on the dangers of
             43      meth use, that these materials be made available to the business community, city and county
             44      governments, and religious communities, and that state government continue to partnership
             45      with these entities regarding the dangers of meth use.
             46          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Utah State
             47      Board of Education and the Utah State Board of Regents, the Utah School Boards Association,
             48      and the Utah School Superintendents Association.


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