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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature

00                   HOUSE CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 152(MLV)                                                                 
01 "An Act establishing September 11 of each year as Patriot Day; and establishing                                         
02 June 27 of each year as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day."                                                    
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 44.12 is amended by adding new sections to article 2 to read:                                      
05 Sec. 44.12.165. Patriot Day. Patriot Day is established on September 11 of                                            
06 each year to commemorate the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11,                                    
07 2001, and to honor the individuals who died or were injured in the attacks, the                                         
08 courageous first responders and other individuals who gave their lives to save others                                   
09 during the attacks, and the brave individuals who continue to serve and protect our                                     
10 nation, including military personnel, first responders, and health care providers. The                                  
11 governor shall direct that the Alaska flag be flown at half-mast on that day. Patriot                                   
12 Day may be observed by suitable observances and exercises by civic groups and the                                       
13       public.                                                                                                           
14            Sec. 44.12.170. Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day. Post-                                          
01 Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day is established on June 27 of each year to                                         
02 promote awareness of persons suffering from post-traumatic stress injury and to                                         
03 encourage Alaskans to reach out to those persons to provide support and eliminate the                                   
04 stigma associated with post-traumatic stress injury. Post-Traumatic Stress Injury                                       
05 Awareness Day may be observed by suitable observances and exercises by civic                                            
06       groups and the public.                                                                                            
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