Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 130557
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File Number: 130557 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-298-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: WATER SAFETY MONTH Introduced: 3/25/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/16/2013
Agenda Date: 4/16/2013 Agenda Item Number: 14A1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS WATER SAFETY MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: WATER SAFETY
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Xavier L. Suarez, Co-Sponsor
  Juan C. Zapata, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 4/16/2013 14A1 Adopted P

Office of the Chairperson 4/11/2013 Additions 4/16/2013

Cultural Affairs & Recreation Committee 4/8/2013 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Daniel Frastai read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no discussion, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the proposed resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 3/25/2013 Referred Cultural Affairs & Recreation Committee 4/8/2013

County Attorney 3/25/2013 Assigned Sarah E. Davis 3/26/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS WATER SAFETY MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, during the summertime, large numbers of children and families utilize swimming pools, beaches and water theme parks throughout Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, during the summer months, the number of childhood drowning deaths and injuries increase compared to the rest of the year; and
WHEREAS, many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented if the public was better informed and educated about water safety measures; and
WHEREAS, organizations that work with children throughout Miami-Dade County and/or manage public swimming facilities could greatly assist in educating children and the public, in general, about water safety measures; and
WHEREAS, May 2013 is National Water Safety Month,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board of County Commissioners hereby designates the month of May as Water Safety Month in Miami-Dade County and urges Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces; Miami-Dade County public schools; and municipalities throughout Miami-Dade County to promote water safety events in order to educate the public about water safety measures and attempt to reduce the number of drownings during the summer months.



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