Chief Sponsor: Jani Iwamoto

House Sponsor: Karen Kwan

8     Cosponsors:
9     Curtis S. Bramble
10     Kirk A. Cullimore
11     Gene Davis
12     Luz Escamilla
13     Lincoln Fillmore
Wayne A. Harper
Don L. Ipson
Derek L. Kitchen
Ann Millner
Derrin R. Owens
Kathleen A. Riebe
Jerry W. Stevenson
Todd D. Weiler
Chris H. Wilson
Ronald M. Winterton


16     General Description:
17          This bill designates an annual day of remembrance observing the incarceration of
18     Japanese Americans during World War II.
19     Highlighted Provisions:
20          This bill:
21          ▸     designates an annual day of remembrance observing the incarceration of Japanese
22     Americans during World War II; and
23          ▸     makes technical changes.
24     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25          None
26     Other Special Clauses:
27          None
28     Utah Code Sections Affected:

29     AMENDS:
30          63G-1-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2021, Chapter 93

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 annually:
36          (a) Utah History Day at the Capitol, on the Friday immediately following the fourth
37     Monday in January, to encourage citizens of the state, including students, to participate in
38     activities that recognize Utah's history;
39          (b) Day of Remembrance for Incarceration of Japanese Americans, on February 19, in
40     remembrance of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II;
41          [(b)] (c) Utah State Flag Day, on March 9;
42          [(c)] (d) Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, on March 29;
43          [(d)] (e) Utah Railroad Workers Day, on May 10;
44          [(e)] (f) Dandy-Walker Syndrome Awareness Day, on May 11;
45          [(f)] (g) Armed Forces Day, on the third Saturday in May, in honor of men and women
46     who are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces around the world in defense
47     of freedom;
48          [(g)] (h) Juneteenth Freedom Day, on the third Saturday in June, in honor of Union
49     General Gordon Granger proclaiming the freedom of all slaves on June 19, 1865, in Galveston,
50     Texas;
51          [(h)] (i) Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Awareness Day, on June 30;
52          [(i)] (j) Navajo Code Talker Day, on August 14;
53          [(j)] (k) Rachael Runyan/Missing and Exploited Children's Day, on August 26, the
54     anniversary of the day three-year-old Rachael Runyan was kidnaped from a playground in
55     Sunset, Utah, to:
56          (i) encourage individuals to make child safety a priority;

57          (ii) remember the importance of continued efforts to reunite missing children with their
58     families; and
59          (iii) honor Rachael Runyan and all Utah children who have been abducted or exploited;
60          [(k)] (l) Constitution Day, on September 17;
61          [(l)] (m) POW/MIA Recognition Day, on the third Friday in September;
62          [(m)] (n) Victims of Communism Memorial Day, on November 7;
63          [(n)] (o) Indigenous People Day, on the Monday immediately preceding Thanksgiving;
64     and
65          [(o)] (p) Bill of Rights Day, on December 15.
66          (2) The Department of Veterans and Military Affairs shall coordinate activities, special
67     programs, and promotional information to heighten public awareness and involvement relating
68     to Subsections [(1)(f) and (l)] (1)(g) and (m).
69          (3) The month of April shall be commemorated annually as Clean Out the Medicine
70     Cabinet Month to:
71          (a) recognize the urgent need to make Utah homes and neighborhoods safe from
72     prescription medication abuse and poisonings by the proper home storage and disposal of
73     prescription and over-the-counter medications; and
74          (b) educate citizens about the permanent medication disposal sites in Utah listed on
75     useonlyasdirected.org that allow disposal throughout the year.
76          (4) 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          (5) The first full week of May shall be commemorated annually as State Water Week
80     to recognize the importance of water conservation, quality, and supply in the state.
81          (6) The third full week of June shall be commemorated annually as Workplace Safety
82     Week to heighten public awareness regarding the importance of safety in the workplace.
83          (7) The second Friday and Saturday in August shall be commemorated annually as
84     Utah Fallen Heroes Days to:

85          (a) honor fallen heroes who, during service in the military or public safety, have
86     sacrificed their lives to protect the country and the citizens of the state; and
87          (b) encourage political subdivisions to acknowledge and honor fallen heroes.
88          (8) The third full week in August shall be commemorated annually as Drowsy Driving
89     Awareness Week to:
90          (a) educate the public about the relationship between fatigue and driving performance;
91     and
92          (b) encourage the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation to
93     recognize and promote educational efforts on the dangers of drowsy driving.
94          (9) The third full week of September shall be commemorated annually as Gang
95     Prevention Awareness Week.
96          (10) The month of October shall be commemorated annually as Italian-American
97     Heritage Month.
98          (11) The month of November shall be commemorated annually as American Indian
99     Heritage Month.
100          (12) The first full week of December shall be commemorated annually as Avalanche
101     Awareness Week to:
102          (a) educate the public about avalanche awareness and safety;
103          (b) encourage collaborative efforts to decrease annual avalanche accidents and
104     fatalities; and
105          (c) honor Utah residents who have lost their lives in avalanches, including those who
106     lost their lives working to prevent avalanches.