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HF 2928

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/11/2010 04:23pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; modifying provisions governing observance of
Juneteenth; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 10.55.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 10.55, is amended to read:


new text begin (a) new text end June 19 is designated Juneteenth in recognition of the historical pronouncement
of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was
said to have been first publicly read in Texasnew text begin by Union soldiers led by General Granger.
The announcement came 2-1/2 years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation
Proclamation and two months after General Lee's surrender in April 1865. Juneteenth
and emancipation celebrations have been commonplace in Minnesota since 1889 as a
result of community-based grassroots efforts
new text end .

new text begin (b) Each year the governor shall issue a proclamation honoring this observance and
recognizing the important contributions African-Americans have made to Minnesota's
communities, culture, and economy.
new text end The governor may new text begin also new text end take any new text begin additional new text end action
necessary to promote and encourage the observance of Juneteenth and public schools may
offer instruction and programs on the occasion.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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