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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 5-11, 2017, as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in the State of New York

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Assembly Resolution No. 156

BY: M. of A. Lupardo

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
March 5-11, 2017, as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness
Week in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official weeks that are set aside to increase awareness of serious
illnesses that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 5-11, 2017, as
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in the State of New York, in
conjunction with the observance of National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness
Week; and

WHEREAS, New Yorkers place the highest priority on health-related
issues, including the various forms of auto-immune and neurological
conditions striking people of all ages, and one of the most prevalent is
multiple sclerosis (MS), which affects more than 400,000 Americans, with
an estimated 10,400 new cases diagnosed each year; and

WHEREAS, The combined impact of the four types of MS challenges the
lives of not only those diagnosed with the condition, but also their
friends, family and caregivers, adding significant health care costs
over the person's lifetime; and

WHEREAS, A number of non-profit health organizations, such as the
National MS Society, are dedicated to the ultimate goal of eradicating
multiple sclerosis and to serving those currently living with the
disease; and

WHEREAS, The National MS Society is steadfast in its efforts to find
cures for the disease through medical research, voluntary contributions
and public support; in New York State, the Society serves over 34,000
people living with MS by maintaining offices in Albany, Buffalo,
Syracuse, Rochester, Westchester County, Long Island and New York City
to carry out its compassionate work on behalf of individuals with the
disease and to assist their family members; and

WHEREAS, Today, of the approximately 400,000 Americans diagnosed
with MS, most are between 20 and 50 years of age, making it the number
one disabling condition among young adults, and New York State is
committed to eliminating all auto-immune and neurological conditions,
supporting further medical research, and making quality medical
treatment more available; and

WHEREAS, Recognizing that good health is key to a long, productive
and fulfilling life, this Legislative Body encourages private efforts to
advance research and education programs that address MS, and supports
observances that raise public awareness concerning such critical health
matters as multiple sclerosis, with hopes of eliminating all forms of
this devastating disease; and

WHEREAS, Many New Yorkers have been diagnosed with this debilitating
disease; this Legislative Body recognizes the vital importance of the
National MS Society in providing excellence in care through awareness,
education and treatment, and its evident commitment to this mission;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 5-11, 2017, as
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in the State of New York; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 06 / Mar / 2017
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 07 / Mar / 2017
    • ADOPTED

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K157

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2017, as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in New York State

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Assembly Resolution No. 157

BY: M. of A. Rosenthal L

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
March 2017, as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in
New York State

WHEREAS, Individuals across the country and in this State enjoy the
recreational aspects of legalized gambling; and

WHEREAS, The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Services reports that nearly one million New Yorkers are currently
struggling with compulsive gambling issues; and

WHEREAS, The proliferation of gambling opportunities to New Yorkers
continues to increase; and

WHEREAS, Problem gambling should be considered a public health issue
affecting individuals of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in all
communities and having a significant societal and economic cost; and

WHEREAS, Problem gambling is treatable, and treatment is effective
in minimizing the harm to both individuals and society as a whole; and

WHEREAS, Numerous individuals, professionals and organizations have
dedicated their efforts to public awareness of problem gambling and the
effectiveness of treatment; and

WHEREAS, The 2017 Theme of the National Council on Program
Gambling's Awareness Month is "Have the Conversation," which will focus
on increasing public awareness of problem gambling and the availability
of prevention, treatment and recovery services; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2017, as Problem
Gambling Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause further to urge the New
York State Council on Problem Gambling to continue its outreach efforts
and advocate that resources be available for the prevention and
treatment of problem gambling in this State; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause further to urge all
residents of this great Empire State to learn more about problem
gambling and the programs available to help individuals and their
families who have been adversely affected by this issue; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 06 / Mar / 2017
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 07 / Mar / 2017
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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