General Assembly



February Session, 2000

LCO No. 4825


Offered by:


REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th Dist.
REP. THOMPSON, 13th Dist.
REP. KNOPP, 137th Dist.
REP. CLEARY, 80th Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 5794

File No. 374

Cal. No. 317

"An Act Concerning Athletic Trainers And Physical Therapist Assistants."

After section 17, insert the following and renumber the remaining section accordingly:
"Sec. 18. (NEW) The Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall develop, within existing appropriations, a comprehensive plan for the reduction of smoking by adolescents. The comprehensive plan shall provide strategies to significantly reduce smoking by adolescents less than seventeen years of age from the prevailing rate in the 1996-1997 school year for students and young adults by October 1, 2010. Biennially, after the date of adoption of the plan, the department shall assess the progress in implementing the plan using the best available data."