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S.J.R. 7 Enrolled

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JOINT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING MAY

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2009 AS UTAH LIONS CLUB EYESIGHT

             3     
PRESERVATION MONTH

             4     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Karen Mayne

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House Sponsor: Ron Bigelow

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             9      LONG TITLE
             10      General Description:
             11          This joint resolution of the Legislature designates May 2009 as Utah Lions Club
             12      Eyesight Preservation Month.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This resolution:
             15          .    designates May 2009 as Utah Lions Club Eyesight Preservation Month; and
             16          .    urges Utahns to increase their awareness of the causes of vision loss and how it can
             17      be prevented and treated.
             18      Special Clauses:
             19          None
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             21      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             22          WHEREAS, approximately 47,000 Americans lose their sight each year even though
             23      50% of all vision loss is preventable or treatable;
             24          WHEREAS, over 400 eye tissue transplants are performed annually, with many more
             25      people on waiting lists;
             26          WHEREAS, each year, Lions Clubs throughout Utah conduct numerous vision
             27      screening clinics, furnish eyeglasses for the needy, pay for cataract operations for the needy,
             28      collect used eyeglasses for recycling, and raise awareness on vision-saving issues like diabetes,
             29      glaucoma, organ and tissue donation, and general eye health;


             30          WHEREAS, the Moran Eye Center, Friends for Sight, the Organ Donor Registry, the
             31      Utah Foundation for the Blind, the Utah Lions Foundation, the Utah Lions Eye Bank, and
             32      many other sight-related entities are recognized for their diligent work in combating vision
             33      loss; and
             34          WHEREAS, citizens are encouraged to become more aware of the causes of vision loss
             35      during the month of May and throughout the year:
             36          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah
             37      designates May 2009 as Utah Lions Club Eyesight Preservation Month in the state of Utah
             38      and joins the Lions Clubs of Utah in urging Utahns to increase their awareness of the causes of
             39      vision loss and how it can be prevented and treated.
             40          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Utah Lions
             41      Foundation.


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