Senate Bill No. 574
(By Senators Boley, Yost, Sypolt, Wells, Barnes, Deem, Stollings, Kessler
[Passed March 13, 2010; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact §2-2-1a of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to making December 7 a special
memorial day known as Pearl Harbor Day to honor all West
Virginians who fought in World War II.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §2-2-1a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. LEGAL HOLIDAYS; SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAYS; CONSTRUCTION OF
§2-2-1a. Special memorial days.
(a) The Governor shall, by proclamation, declare the week
beginning with the Sunday before Thanksgiving as a special memorial
week to be known as Native American Indian Heritage Week.
(b) The first Tuesday after the first Monday of November is designated Susan B. Anthony Day and shall only be a legal holiday
in all years ending in an even number. The Governor shall annually
issue a proclamation calling on all schools, civic organizations,
government departments and citizens to undertake activities on the
designated day and surrounding days to pay tribute to the
accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony in securing the civil and
political rights of all Americans, including securing equal voting
rights for women.
(c) The Governor shall, by proclamation, declare December 7 as
a special memorial day, to be known as Pearl Harbor Day, honoring
all West Virginians who fought in World War II and shall encourage
all municipalities in the state to do the same.