HB 469

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to special observances; creating s.
3683.146, F.S.; designating August 7 of each year as
4"Purple Heart Day"; providing an effective date.
6Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
8     Section 1.  Section 683.146, Florida Statutes, is created
9to read:
10     683.146  Purple Heart Day.-
11     (1)  August 7 of each year is designated as "Purple Heart
13     (2)  The Governor may annually issue a proclamation
14designating August 7 as "Purple Heart Day." Public officials,
15schools, private organizations, and all residents of the state
16are encouraged to commemorate Purple Heart Day and honor those
17wounded or killed while serving in any branch of the United
18States Armed Services.
19     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.

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