Bill Text: NH SB174 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Proclaiming an annual observance of Juneteenth.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-08 - Ought to Pass: Motion Adopted Voice Vote 05/08/2019 [SB174 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB174-Introduced.html

SB 174  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0993

08/01

 

SENATE BILL 174

 

AN ACT proclaiming an annual observance of Juneteenth.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Long, Hills. 10; Rep. Komi, Hills. 43; Rep. Harriott-Gathright, Hills. 36; Rep. DiLorenzo, Rock. 17

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill proclaims an annual observance of Juneteenth.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0993

08/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT proclaiming an annual observance of Juneteenth.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Juneteenth Proclamation.  Amend RSA 4 by inserting after section 13-y the following new section:

14:13-z  Juneteenth Proclamation.  The governor shall annually issue a proclamation calling for the proper observance of June 19 as Juneteenth  and shall call on the citizens of New Hampshire to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities commemorating the abolition of slavery.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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