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S.J.Res. 406 (99th): A joint resolution to designate October 4, 1986 as “National Outreach to the Rural Disabled Day”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Oct 8, 1986 (Passed Congress).

PUBLIC LAW 99-462—OCT. 8, 1986                                100 STAT. 1183
Public Law 99-462
99th Congress
                             Joint Resolution
                                                                                    Oct. 8, 1986
To designate October 4, 1986, as   National Outreach to the Rural Disabled Day .   .o j p — Z O R T "

Whereas there are approximately eight million five hundred thou-
   sand disabled persons in rural America;
Whereas, in 1984, farm residents suffered approximately two hun-
   dred and ninety thousand disabling injuries and approximately
   five hundred and sixty thousand agricultural workers were hin-
   dered in their farming operations because of permanent disabil-
Whereas disability is proportionately more prevalent in rural areas
   than in urban areas and the rural disabled are more disadvan-
   taged than their urban counterparts;
Whereas little attention has been given to the unique problems
   faced by the rural disabled in the United States; and
Whereas there is a need to focus attention on the unmet needs of the
   rural disabled, to underscore their potential, and to encourage
   outreach programs by rural communities to their disabled mem-
   bers: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That October 4, 1986, is
hereby designated "National Outreach to the Rural Disabled Day",
and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclama-
tion calling on the people of the United States to observe this day
with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
   Approved October 8, 1986.

    Sept. 12, considered and passed Senate.
    Oct. 1, considered and passed House.