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Substitute Senate Bill No. 585

Public Act No. 05-49

AN ACT DESIGNATING THE F4U CORSAIR AS THE STATE AIRCRAFT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The F4U Corsair shall be the state aircraft.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 10-29a of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (49) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (49) The Governor shall proclaim May twenty-ninth of each year to be Corsair Day, to commemorate the first flight of the F4U Corsair and to honor the achievement of Connecticut workers at United Aircraft, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Standard and the Vought-Sikorsky companies in the production of the F4U Corsair, the only major combat aircraft of World War II that was the product of a single state. Suitable exercises shall be held in the State Capitol and elsewhere as the Governor designates for the observance of the day.

Approved May 9, 2005