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  S.B. No. 961
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the designation of February 19 as Iwo Jima 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 662.062 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.062.  IWO JIMA DAY. (a)  February 19 is Iwo Jima
  Day in memory of the heroism and courage of the men and women of the
  armed forces of the United States who participated in the
  successful capture of the island of Iwo Jima beginning February 19,
  1945.
         (b)  Iwo Jima Day may be regularly observed through
  appropriate activities in public schools and other places.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 961 passed the Senate on
  April 30, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 961 passed the House on
  May 22, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor