SCS SSHCR 25(HES): Relating to Step Family Day.

00SENATE CS FOR SS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25(HES) 01 Relating to Step Family Day. 02 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 WHEREAS it is estimated by the Stepfamily Foundation, Inc., that, by the year 2000, 04 at least half of all Americans will be members or relatives of families considered by the 05 foundation to be step families; and 06 WHEREAS step families provide loving relationships for thousands of Alaska parents 07 and children, enriching their lives and strengthening the fabric of our society; and 08 WHEREAS the legislature believes that the invaluable contributions that step families 09 have made to our state and to our nation should be recognized throughout the year but 10 especially on a day set aside for step families in particular; and 11 WHEREAS there is a nationwide movement to set aside September 16 as a special 12 day for recognition of the importance of step families in the United States; 13 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the 14 Governor to proclaim September 16 of each year as Step Family Day; and be it

01 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges schools, religious 02 organizations, community groups, and other public and private agencies and individuals to 03 observe September 16 with appropriate activities that honor the role of step families in our 04 society. 05 A COPY of this resolution shall be sent to the International Headquarters, Stepfamily 06 Foundation, Inc., 333 West End Avenue, New York, New York 10023.