J2051

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2- 9, 2013, as Beach Safety Week in the State of New York

download pdf

Sponsor

actions

  • 23 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Versions:
J2051
Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

text

J2051


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim June 2- 9, 2013, as Beach Safety Week in the State of New York,
in conjunction with National Beach Safety Week

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
weeks established to increase awareness of serious issues that affect
the lives of all New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is moved to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2-9, 2013, as Beach Safety
Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with National Beach Safety
Week; and
WHEREAS, New York State has over 9,700 miles of lake and ocean shore-
line; from the Atlantic Ocean and sandy bays, to crystal-clear lakes
surrounded by pine forests and secluded swimming holes, our beautiful
coastal and inland beaches represent a world renowned recreational
resource; and
WHEREAS, Residents of this great Empire State and visitors alike are
drawn to these beaches and lakes by the millions annually for water and
seaside activities; and
WHEREAS, Each year as summer begins, the United States Lifesaving
Association (USLA) sponsors National Beach Safety Week in an effort to
remind beachgoers of the importance of exercising caution in the aquatic
environment; and
WHEREAS, The United States Lifesaving Association is a national non-
profit organization dedicated to improving beach safety in America; its
membership includes professional beach lifeguards throughout New York
State, joining lifeguards from across the country; and
WHEREAS, Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in
the United States and the second leading cause of accidental death for
persons aged 5 to 44; for children in the one to two year age range,
drowning is the leading cause of injury death; and
WHEREAS, Death by drowning is only the tip of the iceberg for aquatic
injury; it has been found that, for every ten children who die by drown-
ing, 140 are treated in emergency rooms, and 36 are admitted for further
treatment in hospitals; and
WHEREAS, The dangers of the aquatic environment can be effectively
managed through both the vigilance of professional lifeguards, and
public awareness; an informed public is essential to maintaining
adequate levels of beach and water safety; and
WHEREAS, Families, youth, and water enthusiasts must remember to:
Never Swim Alone, Always Swim Near a Lifeguard, Never Drink Alcohol
Before Swimming, Obey Posted Signs and Flags, Respect the Power of the
Surf, and Learn to Swim; and
WHEREAS, In recognizing Beach Safety Week, the security and well-being
of the people in the communities across the State are enhanced as they
take advantage of New York's tremendous water recreational opportu-
nities; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2-9, 2013, as
Beach Safety Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with National
Beach Safety Week, and to urge all New Yorkers to take appropriate meas-
ures to protect themselves and their children while enjoying themselves
at the beach this year.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.