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HF 414

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/07/2013 03:38pm

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; designating the month of April as Genocide
Awareness and Prevention Month; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 10.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [10.581] GENOCIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH.
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new text begin Beginning in 2013, the month of April is designated as Genocide Awareness and
Prevention Month in recognition of the state's desire to combat all acts of genocide and all
human rights atrocities. Following the holocaust, on December 9, 1948, the United Nations
General Assembly adopted Resolution 260 (III) A, the United Nations Convention on the
Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, declaring genocide to be a crime
under international law, and defining genocide to include the commission of certain acts,
including killing members of a group, causing serious bodily or mental harm to members
of a group, deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about a group's
physical destruction in whole or in part, imposing measures intended to prevent births
within a group, and forcibly transferring children of a group to another group, with the
intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. The state
declares that in order to educate the public and help prevent future genocides, the governor
may promote and encourage the observance of Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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