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  S.B. No. 640
 
AN ACT
relating to creating a recognition day to celebrate adoption,
adoptive families, and adoption workers in Texas.
       BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
       SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 662, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 662.053 to read as follows:
       Sec. 662.053.  TEXAS ADOPTION DAY. (a)   The Saturday
before Thanksgiving Day of each year is Texas Adoption Day to
celebrate and encourage adoption, adoptive families, and adoption
workers in Texas.
       (b)  Texas Adoption Day shall be regularly observed by
appropriate ceremonies and activities that encourage participation
in and raise awareness about the adoption process and that honor
adoptive families and adoption workers in Texas.
       (c)  The Department of Family and Protective Services shall
create a statewide awareness campaign to promote Texas Adoption Day
and shall coordinate ceremonies and activities held throughout the
state.
       SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
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President of the Senate             Speaker of the House
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 640 passed the Senate on
March 28, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
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   Secretary of the Senate
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 640 passed the House on
May 17, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, two
present not voting.
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   Chief Clerk of the House
Approved:
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            Date
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          Governor