language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to state government; modifying provisions governing observance of Juneteenth;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 10.55.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
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 Texas.
The governor may take any action necessary to promote and encourage the observance of Juneteenth and public schools may offer instruction and programs on the occasion.
Presented to the governor April 13, 2010
Signed by the governor April 15, 2010, 12:05 p.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes