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Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

HB5076 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Funding

2007

The sum of three hundred fifty thousand dollars will be appropriated to the Department of Public Health, from the General Fund, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, to establish a Fetal and Infant Mortality Review program.

3/29/07: Favorable change of reference, referred to Committee on Appropriations.

SB165 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Prevention

2006

Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2006) The Commissioner of Mental Retardation, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, shall develop a public awareness campaign designed to (1) educate people about fetal alcohol syndrome, the most common known cause of mental retardation, (2) reduce the number of women who drink alcohol during pregnancy, and (3) reduce the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome in the state. Section 2. (Effective July 1, 2006) The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars is appropriated to the Department of Mental Retardation, from the General Fund, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, for the purpose of developing a fetal alcohol syndrome public awareness campaign pursuant to section 1 of this act.

3/3/06: Public hearing scheduled; not further status given.