HOUSE BILL 10
55th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2022
Kay Bounkeua and Patricia Roybal Caballero
RELATING TO PUBLIC HOLIDAYS; DESIGNATING EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF MAY AS "ASIAN AMERICAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN DAY"; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. [NEW MATERIAL] ASIAN AMERICAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN DAY.--The first Saturday of May of each year shall be known and celebrated as "Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Day" in recognition of the many cultural and economic contributions and sacrifices Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, East Asians, Southeast Asians, South Asians and all other groups who have migrated from, have historical ties to or identify themselves as from Asia have made to New Mexico. This day shall be observed by the people of New Mexico in efforts and undertakings that celebrate the diversity of cultural heritage of New Mexicans; recognize that May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month; honor all past, present and future leaders in New Mexico who are Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian and all other groups who have migrated from, have historical ties to or identify themselves as from Asia; and are in harmony with the general character of the day so established.
SECTION 2. EMERGENCY.--It is necessary for the public peace, health and safety that this act take effect immediately.
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