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File #: Res 0494-2002    Version: * Name: Recognizing the 30th anniversary of Title IX.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Women's Issues
On agenda: 9/25/2002
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of Title IX and celebrating girls and women in sports.
Sponsors: Tracy L. Boyland, Eva S. Moskowitz, Maria Baez, Charles Barron, Yvette D. Clarke, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., James E. Davis, Bill De Blasio, Ruben Diaz, Simcha Felder, Lewis A. Fidler, Helen D. Foster, James F. Gennaro, Eric N. Gioia, Robert Jackson, Miguel Martinez, Michael E. McMahon, Michael C. Nelson, Christine C. Quinn, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Philip Reed, Diana Reyna, James Sanders, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, Helen Sears, Albert Vann, Margarita Lopez, G. Oliver Koppell, Bill Perkins
Council Member Sponsors: 29
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript, 3. Stated Meeting - Hearing Transcript
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
10/23/2002*Tracy L. Boyland City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2002*Tracy L. Boyland Committee on Women's Issues Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2002*Tracy L. Boyland Committee on Women's Issues Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/2002*Tracy L. Boyland City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/2002*Tracy L. Boyland City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 494 Title Resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of Title IX and celebrating girls and women in sports. Body By Council Members Boyland, Moskowitz, Baez, Barron, Clarke, Comrie, Davis, DeBlasio, Diaz, Felder, Fidler, Foster, Gennaro, Gioia, Jackson, Martinez, McMahon, Nelson, Quinn, Recchia, Reed, Reyna, Sanders, Seabrook, Sears, Vann and Lopez; also Council Members Koppell and Perkins Whereas, In1972, Title IX, which prohibited sexual discrimination in any educational or athletic program receiving federal funding, was signed into law; and Whereas, Once Title IX began providing young women and girls with the same opportunities afforded their male counterparts, they began participating in athletics in unprecedented numbers; and Whereas, This participation provides young women and girls with multiple physiological, psychological and sociological benefits; and Whereas, According to a Report by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, girls who participate in sports fair better academically and have lower drop-out rates than girls who do not participate in sports; and Whereas, Research studies commissioned by the Women's Sports Foundation concluded that girls involved in sports not only benefit from better health, but are also less likely to engage in risky health behaviors such as smoking, drinking, or using drugs; and Whereas, Title IX has produced thousands of healthy and strong young women whose achievements we celebrate; and Whereas, The passage of Title IX was an important milestone in the lives of girls and women in this country; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York recognizes the 30th anniversary of Title IX and celebrates girls and women in sports. LS# 910 JP |1013|