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  H.B. No. 174
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to creating American Indian Heritage Day.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 662, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 662.056 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.056.  AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE DAY. (a) The last
  Friday in September is American Indian Heritage Day in recognition
  of the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indian
  communities and leaders have made to this state.
         (b)  American Indian Heritage Day shall be regularly
  observed by appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs in the
  public schools and other places to honor American Indians in this
  state and to celebrate the rich traditional and contemporary
  American Indian culture.
         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, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 174 was passed by the House on April
  3, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 3, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 174 was passed by the Senate on April
  25, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor