Alzheimer's Disease And Related Disorders Research Fund Extension Of The Sunset Date From 2010 To 2015

Resolution Number BRGL09.07

Alzheimer's Disease And Related Disorders Research Fund Extension Of The Sunset Date From 2010 To 2015

WHEREAS, the sunset date for the Alzheimer’s Disease check-off on California income tax form 540 is January 1, 2010, and a recent report based on California Department of Finance demographic projections shows Californians living with the disease will double by 2030, and that one in eight California baby boomers who reach age 55 will develop Alzheimer's Disease; thereby being a major contributor to Medi-Cal costs; and

WHEREAS, especially hard-hit will be many of California’s ethnic populations, because of late diagnosis and underreporting, which predicts Alzheimer's Disease will double among African Americans, and triple among those of Hispanic and Asian descent; and

WHEREAS, scientists are on the brink of amazing discoveries. and research that discovers a way to delay the debilitating symptoms Alzheimer's Disease by just five years could cut prevalence rates in half;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports extension of the sunset date for the Alzheimer’s disease income tax check-off from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2015, allowing the check-off to remain on California state income tax form 540 for five additional years, provided it receives at least $250,000 in check-off contributions annually; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party pledges to work to increase the public awareness and education of Alzheimer’s Disease and advocate the cure of and eradication of Alzheimer’s Disease within our lifetimes.

Author: Robert A. Levine DSSC Member, 38th Assembly District
Submitted by Shanna Ingalsbee, Valley Grassroots for Democracy
Sponsored by the CDP Senior Caucus
 
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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame
July 19, 2009

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