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  S.B. No. 495
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Dr. Hector
  P. Garcia.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 662, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 662.055 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.055.  DR. HECTOR P. GARCIA DAY.  (a)  The third
  Wednesday of September is Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day in memory of the
  significant contributions to the Mexican American civil rights
  movement of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a distinguished physician and a
  recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the founder of
  the American GI Forum, which promotes civil rights protection of
  Hispanic veterans and all Americans.  Dr. Garcia, a World War II
  hero, was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with six battle stars in
  recognition of his meritorious service to the United States.
         (b)  Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day may be regularly observed by
  appropriate ceremonies and activities in the public schools and
  other places to properly commemorate the importance of the
  contributions made by Dr. Garcia.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 495 passed the Senate on
  April 23, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 495 passed the House on
  May 18, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor