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  S.B. No. 1819
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to designating May 8 as Military Spouse Appreciation 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 662.071 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.071.  MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY. (a)  May 8
  is Military Spouse Appreciation Day to recognize the role of the
  wives and husbands of the brave individuals who serve in the United
  States armed forces or state military forces. This day
  commemorates:
               (1)  the sacrifices military spouses make during the
  weeks, months, and years a loved one is away from home protecting
  our freedom; and
               (2)  the vital support military spouses provide to
  veterans returning home from military service.
         (b)  Military Spouse Appreciation Day shall be regularly
  observed by appropriate programs and activities coordinated by the
  Texas Veterans Commission.
         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, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1819 passed the Senate on
  April 17, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1819 passed the House on
  May 10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor