2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
January 15, 2020 - Introduced by Senators Darling, Shilling, Bewley, Carpenter,
Cowles, Johnson, Larson, Miller, Olsen, Ringhand, Risser, Wirch and
Marklein, cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg, Billings, Bowen,
Crowley, Dittrich, Duchow, Emerson, Felzkowski, Gruszynski, Horlacher,
Kolste, Kulp, B. Meyers, Milroy, Mursau, L. Myers, Novak, Ohnstad,
Oldenburg, Petryk, Pronschinske, Rodriguez, Rohrkaste, Sargent,
Shankland, Sinicki, Spiros, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler,
VanderMeer, Vruwink and Wittke. Referred to Committee on Senate
SJR83,1,1 1Relating to: proclaiming February 2020 to be American Heart Month in Wisconsin.
SJR83,1,32 Whereas, heart disease and stroke are responsible for close to one-third of
3deaths in Wisconsin; and
SJR83,1,54 Whereas, an estimated 80 percent of cardiovascular disease can be prevented;
SJR83,1,86 Whereas, increasing community awareness of the risks, such as high blood
7pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and lack of regular physical activity, can
8improve and focus prevention efforts in Wisconsin; and
SJR83,1,109 Whereas, communities, health professionals, and families can work together to
10create opportunities for healthier lifestyles; and
SJR83,1,1311 Whereas, individuals should talk to their health care provider today to learn
12about the following five numbers to better understand their risks for cardiovascular
SJR83,1,1414 1. Total cholesterol
SJR83,1,1515 2. HDL (good) cholesterol
13. Blood pressure
SJR83,2,22 4. Blood sugar
SJR83,2,33 5. Body mass index (BMI); now, therefore, be it
SJR83,2,6 4Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature, in
5recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke,
6does hereby proclaim February 2020 to be American Heart Month in Wisconsin.
SJR83,2,77 (End)