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S. B. No. 38 As Reported by the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs CommitteeAs Reported by the Senate State and Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
|129th General Assembly|
Senators Brown, Jones, Kearney, Manning, Schaffer, Seitz, Smith, Stewart, Tavares, Turner
To enact section 5.2266 of the Revised Code to
designate May as "ALS Awareness Month."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 5.2266 of the Revised Code be enacted
to read as follows:
Sec. 5.2266. (A) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a
neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain
and spinal cord causing progressive muscle weakness and paralysis,
and eventually death, while the patient's mental capacity and
awareness of the disease remain unaffected. Because there is no
known cause, prevention, or cure for this devastating disease, the
general assembly finds that it is vitally important that the month
of May be designated as "ALS Awareness Month."
(B) The month of May therefore is designated as "ALS
Awareness Month" to increase public awareness and understanding of
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that is commonly
known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and to encourage efforts in finding
treatments and a cure for ALS.