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  S.B. No. 909
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to designating the first week of October as Monarch
  Butterfly Week.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 662, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 662.153 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.153.  MONARCH BUTTERFLY WEEK.  (a)  The first seven
  days of October are Monarch Butterfly Week to encourage Texas
  residents and visitors to study, observe, and promote the life of
  the state insect, the monarch butterfly.
         (b)  Through participation in the Texas Monarch Watch
  program sponsored by the Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas
  residents and visitors may help scientists answer research
  questions about monarch biology and migration.
         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, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 909 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. 909 passed the House on
  May 26, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor