First Substitute S.B. 149

Senator Aaron Osmond proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Aaron Osmond

House Sponsor: Keven J. Stratton

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill establishes a Drowsy Driving Awareness Week.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    provides that the third full week in August shall be commemorated annually as
             13      Drowsy Driving Awareness Week; and
             14          .    makes technical corrections.
             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 2013, Chapter 214
             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' and Military Affairs shall coordinate activities, special
             35      programs, and promotional information to heighten public awareness and involvement relating
             36      to 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.
             54          (8) The third full week in August shall be commemorated annually as Drowsy Driving
             55      Awareness Week to:
             56          (a) educate the public about the relationship between fatigue and driving performance;

             57      and
             58          (b) encourage the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation to
             59      recognize and promote educational efforts on the dangers of drowsy driving.

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