Bill Text: MI HB4856 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Holidays; other; "Patriot Week" in Michigan; designate. Creates new act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-12-11 - Referred To Committee On Government Operations [HB4856 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-HB4856-Engrossed.html

HB-4856, As Passed House, December 6, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 4856

 

 

July 12, 2017, Introduced by Rep. Tedder and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

     A bill to designate the period beginning on September 11

 

through September 17 of each year as Patriot Week in this state.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1. (1) The legislature recognizes that understanding

 

American history and America's First Principles are indispensable

 

to the survival of our republic as a free people. In great

 

reverence to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the

 

legislature acknowledges that American citizens must take time to

 

honor the First Principles, founders, documents, and symbols of

 

their history. The events that led to the signing of the

 

Constitution of the United States of America by the delegates of

 

the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, have

 

significance for every American and are honored in public schools

 

across the nation on September 17 of each year as Constitution Day.

 


Revolution, the rule of law, the social compact, equality,

 

unalienable rights, and limited government are the First Principles

 

upon which America was founded and flourishes. Exceptional,

 

visionary, and indispensable Americans such as Thomas Paine,

 

Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Marshall, George Washington,

 

Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr.,

 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Jefferson, and

 

James Madison founded and advanced the United States. The

 

Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Congressional

 

resolution forwarding the Constitution to the states, Marbury v

 

Madison, Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions,

 

the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the I

 

Have A Dream speech are key documents that embody America's First

 

Principles and have advanced American liberty. The Bennington flag,

 

the original Betsy Ross American flag, the current American flag,

 

the Suffragist flag, the Fort Sumter flag, the Gadsden flag, and

 

the flag of the state of Michigan are key physical symbols of

 

American history and freedom that should be studied and remembered

 

by each American. Recognizing that each generation needs to renew

 

the spirit of America based on America's First Principles, key

 

historical figures, founding documents, and symbols, the

 

legislature declares that the period beginning on September 11

 

through September 17 of each year shall be known as "Patriot Week",

 

which symbolically begins on September 11 and concludes on

 

September 17, Constitution Day.

 

     (2) The legislature encourages citizens, schools and other

 

educational institutions, government agencies, municipalities, and


nonprofit, religious, labor, community, and business organizations

 

to recognize and participate in Patriot Week by honoring and

 

celebrating the First Principles, key historical figures, founding

 

documents, and symbols of America to renew the spirit of America.

 

     Enacting section 1. This act takes effect 90 days after the

 

date it is enacted into law.

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