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  H.B. No. 2471
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to designating the week that includes the third Saturday
  in October as Veterinary Technician 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 662.157 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.157.  VETERINARY TECHNICIAN WEEK. The week that
  includes the third Saturday in October is Veterinary Technician
  Week in recognition of the critical role veterinary technicians
  play in the day-to-day functions of veterinary practices and for
  their vital role in preserving animal health and welfare.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2471 was passed by the House on April
  26, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2471 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor