SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1545

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES KIRKTON (Sponsor), LONG, McNEIL AND SPRENG (Co-sponsors).

5165L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 9, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the designation of PKS 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 9.149, to read as follows: 

            9.149. December fourth shall be designated as "PKS Day" in Missouri. Pallister-Killian Mosaic Syndrome, commonly known as Pallister-Killian Syndrome or PKS, is a disorder usually caused by the presence of an abnormal extra chromosome and is characterized by vision and hearing impairments, seizure disorders, and early childhood, intellectual disability, distinctive facial features, sparse hair, areas of unusual skin coloring, weak muscle tone, and other birth defects. It is recommended to the people of the state that this day be appropriately observed by participating in awareness and educational activities on the symptoms and impact of Pallister-Killian Syndrome and to support programs of research, education, and community service.