2000-H 8144A
Enacted 7/19/2000

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Introduced By:  Representatives Moura, Williams, McCauley, Pisaturo and Montanaro Date Introduced:   April 11, 2000

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 25-2 of the General Laws entitled "Days of Special Observance" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

25-2-44. Cesar Chavez Day. - - The thirty-first day of March shall annually be set aside to be known as "Cesar Chavez Day" and the governor shall annually issue a proclamation inviting and urging people of the state to observe this day in suitable places with appropriate ceremonies. Cesar Chavez Day shall be remembrance of the accomplishments of Cesar Chavez on behalf of our nation's farm workers. The United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO under his leadership was, and is, a force for economic and social justice for farm workers. He shall also be remembered for conducting this struggle utilizing the principles of nonviolence.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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