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Text of To restore the traditional observance of Memorial Day.

This bill was introduced on November 9, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 9, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 2603 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2603

To restore the traditional observance of Memorial Day.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 9, 1995

Mr. FRISA introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To restore the traditional observance of Memorial Day.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. RESTORING TRADITIONAL OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

    (a) Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.’, and inserting ‘Memorial Day, May 30.’;

    (b) Section 174(d) of title 36, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), the last Monday in May’, and inserting ‘Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), May 30’.

SEC. 2. PROCLAMATION AUTHORIZED.

    The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities showing respect for American veterans of wars and other military conflicts who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their Nation.