Senate Bill No. 356
               Senate Bill No. 356

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-146


AN ACT CONCERNING  THE  DESIGNATION  OF "A WEEK TO
REMEMBER PERSONS WHO  ARE DISABLED OR SHUT-IN" AND
FIRE  FIGHTER  AND   EMERGENCY   MEDICAL  SERVICES
PERSONNEL WEEK.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 10-29a of
the  general  statutes   is   amended   by  adding
subdivisions (42) and (43) as follows:
    (NEW)  (42)  The  Governor  shall proclaim the
third week in May of each year to be  "A  Week  to
Remember  Persons  who  are  Disabled or Shut-in".
Suitable exercises shall  be  held  in  the  State
Capitol  and  elsewhere as the Governor designates
for the observance of the week.
    (NEW) (43) The  Governor  shall  proclaim  the
first week in  August  of  each  year  to  be Fire
Fighter and Emergency  Medical  Services Personnel
Week in recognition  of the service, sacrifice and
contributions  of such  personnel  to  the  public
health and safety.  Suitable  exercises  shall  be
held in the  State  Capitol  and  elsewhere as the
Governor  designates for  the  observance  of  the
week.
    Sec.  2.  This  act shall take effect from its
passage.

Approved June 13, 1997