FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 795
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES KELLEY (126) (Sponsor), TILLEY, BRATTIN, BAHR, PARKINSON, CONWAY (14), REDMON, JOHNSON, TALBOY, HINSON, McCAHERTY, LANT, SCHIEBER, CROSS, FITZWATER, LEACH, FRAKER, BARNES, WALLINGFORD, TORPEY, RIZZO, POLLOCK, SCHATZ, WELLS, PHILLIPS, CARTER, CURLS, FALLERT, LAMPE, KRATKY, MEADOWS, ANDERS, SPRENG, HARRIS, MAY, CASEY, MONTECILLO, HODGES, CONWAY (27), BROWN (85), HAEFNER, FREDERICK, JONES (117), ROWLAND, HOLSMAN, SMITH (150), FUHR, MOLENDORP, HUMMEL, NOLTE, FISHER, DENISON, McNEIL, MARSHALL, BERRY, REIBOLDT, JONES (63), KIRKTON, TAYLOR, WYATT, LARGENT, JONES (89), GUERNSEY, GRISAMORE, COLONA, WRIGHT, LAIR, DAY, HIGDON, NETH, HOUGHTON, LAUER, GATSCHENBERGER, LONG, KORMAN, SILVEY, DUGGER, BROWN (116), KOENIG, CRAWFORD, FRANKLIN, GOSEN, BROWN (50), NASHEED, KELLY (24), STILL, PACE, AULL, McDONALD, QUINN, SHIVELY, BLACK, SIFTON, SWINGER, WEBBER, KANDER, ZERR, RICHARDSON, WHITE, DAVIS, McNARY, HOSKINS, WIELAND, DIEHL, ASBURY, BURLISON, LASATER, FUNDERBURK, KLIPPENSTEIN, SATER, BERNSKOETTER, McGHEE, PIERSON, SMITH (71), SWEARINGEN, OXFORD, RUZICKA, SHUMAKE, CARLSON, McMANUS, ELLINGER, McGEOGHEGAN, NANCE, HAMPTON, HUBBARD, FAITH, ENTLICHER, ELMER, FLANIGAN, ALLEN, RIDDLE, SCHOELLER, BRANDOM, FRANZ, NEWMAN, WALTON GRAY, DIECKHAUS, SCHNEIDER, CURTMAN, KEENEY AND SCHUPP (Co-sponsors).
1913L.01P D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 9, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the designation of school read-in day.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 9, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 9.137, to read as follows:
9.137. The second Friday in March shall be set apart and designated as "Missouri School Read-In Day". It is recommended to the people of the state that the day be appropriately observed through activities that will bring about an increased awareness of the importance and benefits of reading and encourage greater emphasis on reading, both in the school and in the home. Missouri school read-in day recognizes that reading proficiency is a major factor in determining a child's success in school, regardless of the socioeconomic status, race, ethnic background, or educational level of the child and the child's family.