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S.B. 105 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Wayne L. Niederhauser

House Sponsor: Derek E. Brown

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill establishes the Utah Fallen Heroes commemorative period.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    establishes a commemorative period on the second Friday and Saturday in August
             13      for Fallen Heroes; and
             14          .    makes technical changes.
             15      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          63G-1-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 87, 103, and 283
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 63G-1-401 is amended to read:
             25           63G-1-401. Commemorative periods.
             26          (1) The following days shall be commemorated yearly:
             27          (a) Bill of Rights Day, on December 15;
             28          (b) Constitution Day, on September 17;
             29          (c) Yellow Ribbon Day, on the third Monday in May, in honor of men and women who

             30      are serving or have served in the U.S. armed forces around the world in defense of freedom;
             31          (d) POW/MIA Recognition Day, on the third Friday in September;
             32          (e) Indigenous People Day, the Monday immediately preceding Thanksgiving; and
             33          (f) Utah State Flag Day, on March 9.
             34          (2) The Department of Veterans' Affairs shall coordinate activities, special programs,
             35      and promotional information to heighten public awareness and involvement relating to
             36      Subsections (1)(c) and (d).
             37          (3) The month of October shall be commemorated yearly as Italian-American Heritage
             38      Month.
             39          (4) The month of November shall be commemorated yearly as American Indian
             40      Heritage Month.
             41          (5) The month of April shall be commemorated yearly as Clean Out the Medicine
             42      Cabinet Month to recognize the urgent need to make Utah homes and neighborhoods safe from
             43      prescription medication abuse and poisonings by the proper home storage and disposal of
             44      prescription and over-the-counter medications, and to educate citizens about the permanent
             45      medication disposal sites in Utah listed on that allow disposal throughout
             46      the year.
             47          (6) The first full week of May shall be commemorated yearly as State Water Week to
             48      recognize the importance of water conservation, quality, and supply in the state.
             49          (7) The second Friday and Saturday in August shall be commemorated yearly as Utah
             50      Fallen Heroes Days to:
             51          (a) honor fallen heroes who, during service in the military or public safety, have
             52      sacrificed their lives to protect the country and the citizens of the state; and
             53          (b) encourage political subdivisions to acknowledge and honor fallen heroes.

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