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  H.B. No. 2166
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to designating March 4 as COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial
  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 662.085 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.085.  COVID-19 HEROES AND MEMORIAL DAY. (a) March
  4 is COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day in honor of people who lost
  their lives to COVID-19 and in honor of health care workers, first
  responders, and other essential workers who kept working during the
  COVID-19 pandemic so the public could stay safe.
         (b)  COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day shall be regularly
  observed by appropriate ceremonies and activities.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2166 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 5, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2166 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor