Senator Karen Mayne proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Karen Mayne

House Sponsor: Susan Duckworth


8     General Description:
9          This bill designates Gang Prevention Awareness Week.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     designates Gang Prevention Awareness Week.
13     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
14          None
15     Other Special Clauses:
16          None
17     Utah Code Sections Affected:
18     AMENDS:
19          63G-1-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 39

21     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
22          Section 1. Section 63G-1-401 is amended to read:
23          63G-1-401. Commemorative periods.
24          (1) The following days shall be commemorated annually:
25          (a) Bill of Rights Day, on December 15;

26          (b) Constitution Day, on September 17;
27          (c) Yellow Ribbon Day, on the third Monday in May, in honor of men and women who
28     are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces around the world in defense of
29     freedom;
30          (d) POW/MIA Recognition Day, on the third Friday in September;
31          (e) Indigenous People Day, on the Monday immediately preceding Thanksgiving;
32          (f) Utah State Flag Day, on March 9;
33          (g) Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, on March 29;
34          (h) Utah History Day at the Capitol, on the Friday immediately following the fourth
35     Monday in January, to encourage citizens of the state, including students, to participate in
36     activities that recognize Utah's history; and
37          (i) Juneteenth Freedom Day, on the third Saturday in June, in honor of Union General
38     Gordon Granger proclaiming the freedom of all slaves on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas;
39          (j) Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Awareness Day, on June 30; and
40          (k) Rachael Runyan/Missing and Exploited Children's Day, on August 26, the
41     anniversary of the day three-year-old Rachael Runyan was kidnaped from a playground in
42     Sunset, Utah, to:
43          (i) encourage individuals to make child safety a priority;
44          (ii) remember the importance of continued efforts to reunite missing children with their
45     families; and
46          (iii) honor Rachael Runyan and all Utah children who have been abducted or exploited.
47          (2) The Department of Veterans and Military Affairs shall coordinate activities, special
48     programs, and promotional information to heighten public awareness and involvement relating
49     to Subsections (1)(c) and (d).
50          (3) The month of October shall be commemorated annually as Italian-American
51     Heritage Month.
52          (4) The month of November shall be commemorated annually as American Indian
53     Heritage Month.
54          (5) The month of April shall be commemorated annually as Clean Out the Medicine
55     Cabinet Month to:
56          (a) recognize the urgent need to make Utah homes and neighborhoods safe from

57     prescription medication abuse and poisonings by the proper home storage and disposal of
58     prescription and over-the-counter medications; and
59          (b) educate citizens about the permanent medication disposal sites in Utah listed on
60 that allow disposal throughout the year.
61          (6) The first full week of May shall be commemorated annually as State Water Week
62     to recognize the importance of water conservation, quality, and supply in the state.
63          (7) The second Friday and Saturday in August shall be commemorated annually as
64     Utah Fallen Heroes Days to:
65          (a) honor fallen heroes who, during service in the military or public safety, have
66     sacrificed their lives to protect the country and the citizens of the state; and
67          (b) encourage political subdivisions to acknowledge and honor fallen heroes.
68          (8) The third full week in August shall be commemorated annually as Drowsy Driving
69     Awareness Week to:
70          (a) educate the public about the relationship between fatigue and driving performance;
71     and
72          (b) encourage the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation to
73     recognize and promote educational efforts on the dangers of drowsy driving.
74          (9) The third full week of June shall be commemorated annually as Workplace Safety
75     Week to heighten public awareness regarding the importance of safety in the workplace.
76          (10) The second full week of April shall be commemorated annually as Animal Care
77     and Control Appreciation Week to recognize and increase awareness within the community of
78     the services that animal care and control professionals provide.
79          (11) The third full week of September shall be commemorated annually as Gang
80     Prevention Awareness Week.