99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced 2/20/2015, by Sen. Neil Anderson
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Designates the third
Saturday in September of each year as "Preventing Lost Potential Day", to
be observed throughout the State as a day set apart to provide a new focus
on the importance of and dedication to educate, encourage, protect, and
develop our State's youth. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The State Commemorative Dates Act is amended by
adding Section 141 as follows:
(5 ILCS 490/141 new)
Preventing Lost Potential Day.
The third Saturday
in September of each year is designated as Preventing Lost
Potential Day, to be observed throughout the State as a day set
apart to provide a new focus on the importance of and
dedication to educate, encourage, protect, and develop our
State's youth. The State of Illinois must push to allow all
youth to experience life in the fullest, increasing exposure to
positive community influences, and enhancing the development
of a positive and confident approach to citizenship. This day
shall serve as a continued symbol of the movement to make the
State of Illinois the best place in the nation for youth.
This Act takes effect upon