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  S.B. No. 739
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to designating October 10 as Supportive Palliative Care
  Awareness 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 662.081 to read as follows:
         Sec. 662.081.  SUPPORTIVE PALLIATIVE CARE AWARENESS DAY.
  (a) October 10 is Supportive Palliative Care Awareness Day to raise
  awareness about supportive palliative care optimizing the quality
  of life for seriously ill patients and their families.
         (b)  Supportive Palliative Care Awareness Day may 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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 739 passed the Senate on
  April 3, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 739 passed the House on
  May 19, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 1,
  two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor