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Legislation #: 020108 Introduction Date: 1/24/2002
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 4/11/2002
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER RILEY AND COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS-NEAL
Title: Stating the City´s position and authorizing the City´s Health Commission to advocate on the City´s behalf to the State General Assembly and the State Executive Branch for legislative changes and implementation of new policies recommended by the Tobacco Control and Prevention Committee of the City´s Health Commission pertaining to prevention and elimination of death and illnesses caused by tobacco products.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/24/2002

Prepare to Introduce

1/24/2002

Referred Neighborhood Development Committee

2/6/2002

Hold Off Agenda

4/10/2002

Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute

4/11/2002

Adopted as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO 020108

 

Stating the Citys position and authorizing the Citys Health Commission to advocate on the Citys behalf to the State General Assembly and the State Executive Branch for legislative changes and implementation of new policies recommended by the Tobacco Control and Prevention Committee of the Citys Health Commission pertaining to prevention and elimination of death and illnesses caused by tobacco products.

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council have created a Health Commission to advise the City of Kansas City and its Health Department on issues of concern to the publics health; and

 

WHEREAS, the Tobacco Control and Prevention Committee, a Committee of the Health Commission, has been charged with advising the Mayor, City Council and Health Department on tobacco control and prevention issues; and

 

WHEREAS, tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death and disease both nationally and locally; and

 

WHEREAS, other states have demonstrated the impact and effectiveness of comprehensive tobacco control and prevention programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri General Assembly has failed to pass permanent legislation regarding the allocation of funding from the Master Settlement Agreement for Tobacco; and

 

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Controls Best Practices cites policy and ordinance reform as an integral component in an effective Comprehensive Tobacco Control Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Tobacco Control and Prevention Committee has identified the following two (2) priorities regarding the states tobacco policies and programs:

 

1. General advocacy and funding in support of state and local tobacco control and prevention programs with equitable targeting of resources based on prevalence of current smokers and incidence of new smokers within the state; and

 

2. Implementation of a statewide, comprehensive tobacco prevention program as outlined by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services through allocation of tobacco settlement dollars, with equitable allocation of funds based on prevalence of current smokers and incidence of new smokers within the state;

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 


That the Mayor and Council support the effort of the Tobacco Control & Prevention Committee of the Health Commission and requires their guidance and advice in policy matters related to tobacco control and authorizes the Health Commission, through the Tobacco Control & Prevention Committee, to advocate on the Citys behalf to the State General Assembly and State Executive Branch the following:

 

1. Full restoration of existing funding for statewide tobacco control and prevention efforts through allocation of tobacco settlement dollars with equitable targeting of resources based on prevalence of current smokers and incidence of new smokers within the state;

 

2. A commitment for future funding for statewide tobacco control and prevention efforts through allocation of tobacco settlement dollars with equitable targeting of resources based on prevalence of current smokers and incidence of new smokers within the state; and

 

3. Support for the continued development of a statewide, comprehensive tobacco prevention program, as outlined in CDC guidelines, by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services with input from all regions of the State and equitable allocation of funds based on prevalence of current smokers and incidence of new smokers within the state.

 

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