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VIETNAM VETERANS RECOGNITION DAY

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Curtis Oda

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

             6      Cosponsors:
             7      Brad L. Dee
             8      Don L. Ipson
             9      Jacob L. Anderegg
             10      Johnny Anderson
             11      Patrice M. Arent
             12      Roger E. Barrus
             13      Jim Bird
             14      LaVar Christensen
             15      Rebecca P. Edwards
             16      Janice M. FisherBrian M. Greene
Richard A. Greenwood
Keith Grover
Stephen G. Handy
Michael S. Kennedy
John Knotwell
Dana L. Layton
John G. Mathis
Mike K. McKell
Ronda Rudd Menlove
Jim NielsonMichael E. Noel
Lee B. Perry
Jeremy A. Peterson
Marie H. Poulson
Paul Ray
Marc K. Roberts
Douglas V. Sagers
V. Lowry Snow
Jon E. Stanard
Keven J. Stratton              17     
             18      LONG TITLE
             19      General Description:
             20          This bill declares a day to be remembered as the Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.
             21      Highlighted Provisions:
             22          This bill:
             23          .    designates March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.
             24      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:


             29      AMENDS:
             30           63G-1-401 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 214
             31     
             32      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             33          Section 1. Section 63G-1-401 is amended to read:
             34           63G-1-401. Commemorative periods.
             35          (1) The following days shall be commemorated yearly:
             36          (a) Bill of Rights Day, on December 15;
             37          (b) Constitution Day, on September 17;
             38          (c) Yellow Ribbon Day, on the third Monday in May, in honor of men and women who
             39      are serving or have served in the U.S. armed forces around the world in defense of freedom;
             40          (d) POW/MIA Recognition Day, on the third Friday in September;
             41          (e) Indigenous People Day, the Monday immediately preceding Thanksgiving; [and]
             42          (f) Utah State Flag Day, on March 9[.]; and
             43          (g) Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, on March 29.
             44          (2) The Department of Veterans' and Military Affairs shall coordinate activities, special
             45      programs, and promotional information to heighten public awareness and involvement relating
             46      to Subsections (1)(c) and (d).
             47          (3) The month of October shall be commemorated yearly as Italian-American Heritage
             48      Month.
             49          (4) The month of November shall be commemorated yearly as American Indian
             50      Heritage Month.
             51          (5) The month of April shall be commemorated yearly as Clean Out the Medicine
             52      Cabinet Month to recognize the urgent need to make Utah homes and neighborhoods safe from
             53      prescription medication abuse and poisonings by the proper home storage and disposal of
             54      prescription and over-the-counter medications, and to educate citizens about the permanent
             55      medication disposal sites in Utah listed on useonlyasdirected.org that allow disposal throughout
             56      the year.


             57          (6) The first full week of May shall be commemorated yearly as State Water Week to
             58      recognize the importance of water conservation, quality, and supply in the state.
             59          (7) The second Friday and Saturday in August shall be commemorated yearly as Utah
             60      Fallen Heroes Days to:
             61          (a) honor fallen heroes who, during service in the military or public safety, have
             62      sacrificed their lives to protect the country and the citizens of the state; and
             63          (b) encourage political subdivisions to acknowledge and honor fallen heroes.
             64          Section 2. Effective date.
             65          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             66      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             67      Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             68      the date of veto override.


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