Bill Text: CA ACR173 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Chaptered


Bill Title: Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and The Longest

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 50-27)

Status: (Passed) 2016-08-19 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 132, Statutes of 2016. [ACR173 Detail]

Download: California-2015-ACR173-Chaptered.html
BILL NUMBER: ACR 173	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	RESOLUTION CHAPTER  132
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  AUGUST 19, 2016
	ADOPTED IN SENATE  AUGUST 15, 2016
	ADOPTED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 16, 2016
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 16, 2016

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Cooley
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Brown, Dahle, Gallagher, Achadjian,
Alejo, Travis Allen, Arambula, Atkins, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom,
Bonilla, Bonta, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chávez, Chiu,
Chu, Cooper, Dababneh, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines,
Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez,
Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones,
Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein,
Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian,
Obernolte, O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas,
Rodriguez, Salas, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner,
Waldron, Weber, Wilk, Williams, and Wood)

                        APRIL 19, 2016

   Relative to Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and The Longest
Day.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   ACR 173, Cooley. Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and The
Longest Day.
   This measure would recognize the month of June 2016 as Alzheimer's
and Brain Awareness Month, would recognize June 21, 2016, as The
Longest Day in California, and would urge all residents to wear
purple on this day to help spread global awareness of the Alzheimer's
Association's vision of imagining a world without Alzheimer's
disease.



   WHEREAS, The month of June 2016 has been declared Alzheimer's and
Brain Awareness Month to help spread awareness of this debilitating
disease and the need to increase efforts to combat its human and
economic costs; and
   WHEREAS, The summer solstice, June 21, 2016, has been declared The
Longest Day, with teams around the world coming together to honor
the strength, passion, and endurance of people facing Alzheimer's
disease with a day of activity and advocacy; and
   WHEREAS, Alzheimer's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative
brain disorder, tragically robs individuals of their memories and
leads to mental and physical impairments; and
   WHEREAS, California has more residents living with Alzheimer's
disease than any other state in the nation and the state's population
is projected to grow by 38 percent in the next decade reaching
840,000 individuals affected by 2025; and
   WHEREAS, California's Medi-Cal program this year will spend over
$3.3 billion on skilled nursing care and home and community-based
supports for beneficiaries living with Alzheimer's disease, quickly
climbing to $5 billion in Medi-Cal spending within 10 years; and
   WHEREAS, Alzheimer's disease is always fatal and today it is the
fifth leading cause of death in California; and
   WHEREAS, Alzheimer's disease is a family disease impacting 1.6
million California spouses, partners, children, siblings, and other
relatives who provide unpaid assistance to a loved one; and
   WHEREAS, California caregivers devote 1.8 billion hours of unpaid
assistance to family members valued at over $22 billion in
nongovernment financial support; and
   WHEREAS, On average, a person with Alzheimer's disease lives four
to eight years after diagnosis, but can live as long as 20 years,
depending on other factors; and
   WHEREAS, Individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and their
caregivers need acknowledgment, support, and services to meet their
needs over the lengthy progression of Alzheimer's disease and related
dementias; now, therefor, be it
   Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes the month of June
2016 as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, recognizes June 21,
2016, as The Longest Day in California, and urges all residents to
wear purple on this day to help spread global awareness of the
Alzheimer's Association's vision of imagining a world without
Alzheimer's disease; and be it further
   Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of
this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
                
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