H.J.Res. 599 (101st): To designate July 1, 1990, as “National Ducks and Wetlands Day”.

101st Congress, 1989–1990. Text as of Jul 13, 1990 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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104 STAT. 312                   PUBLIC LAW 101-331—JULY 13, 1990
                  Public Law 101-331
                  101st Congress
                                              Joint Resolution
 July 13, 1990             To designate July 1, 1990, as "National Ducks and Wetlands Day".
[H.J. Res. 599]
                  Whereas the United States converts almost 500,000 acres of wet-
                    lands to other uses each year;
                  Whereas the Department of the Interior annually issues a Federal
                    duck stamp and uses all funds raised by the sale of the stamp to
                    acquire wildlife habitat in the form of wetlands that support both
                    waterfowl and other wildlife;
                  Whereas the United States Postal Service sells more than 1,500,000
                    duck stamps annually;
                  Whereas citizens of the United States have purchased duck stamps
                    for over half a century to support the conservation benefits of
                    saving wetlands;
                  Whereas the sale of duck stamps has raised more than $400,000,000
                    since the inception of the program, and these proceeds have been
                    used to acquire almost 4,000,000 acres of prime habitat for the
                    National Refuge System;
                  Whereas on Sunday, July 1, 1990, the Fish and Wildlife Service of
                    the Department of the Interior will issue a Federal duck stamp
                    that will go on sale at post offices nationwide;
                  Whereas according to popular tradition, the artist who designed the
                    new stamp will be honored at a First Day of Sale Ceremony to be
                    held near the hometown of the artist;
                  Whereas the United States Postal Service will host a ceremony at
                    the new Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center to
                    honor the fourteenth duck stamp to be designed by a Minnesota
                    artist; and
                  Whereas the citizens of Minnesota have dedicated an afternoon
                    program of ceremony, information, and family activities to sup-
                    port the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl: Now, therefore,
                    be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled. That July 1, 1990, is
                  designated as "National Ducks and Wetlands Day", and the Presi-
                  dent is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling
                  upon the people of the United States to observe the day with
                  appropriate ceremonies and activities and to support conservation
                  efforts by purchasing duck stamps.

                     Approved July 13, 1990.

                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 599 (S.J. Res. 338):
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 136 (1990):
                      June 28, considered and passed House. S.J. Res. 338 and H.J. Res. 599
                        considered and passed Senate.