Bill Text: TX HCR29 | 2023-2024 | 88th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Designating the second to last week in April as Texas Christian Heritage Week for a 10-year period ending in 2033.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 19-2)

Status: (Passed) 2023-06-11 - Signed by the Governor [HCR29 Detail]

Download: Texas-2023-HCR29-Enrolled.html
  H.C.R. No. 29
         WHEREAS, The United States was established on principles of
  religious freedom, and our founding fathers looked to their faith
  for blessings and guidance as they worked to build an independent
  nation with liberty and justice for all; and
         WHEREAS, Millions of Americans are adherents of
  Christianity, and that religious heritage has played a significant
  role throughout our country's history; this influence is documented
  in government records, including colonial charters, early laws,
  original state constitutions, and hundreds of state and federal
  court cases; and
         WHEREAS, Through the centuries, a host of major American
  historical figures have relied on Christian traditions, tenets, and
  values to guide their actions and have stressed the importance of
  those principles when addressing their fellow citizens; such
  individuals as George Washington, Abigail and John Adams, James
  Madison, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower
  drew strength from their Christian beliefs, and these prominent men
  and women, like countless other Americans, did not hesitate to
  express their faith; and
         WHEREAS, Public officials across the country, at all levels,
  have acknowledged this meaningful influence through the observance
  of Christian Heritage Week; the occasion serves to highlight the
  immeasurable impact of Christianity on our nation, from the
  fellowship and good works offered by local churches to the respite
  from life's ordinary travails afforded by religious holidays and
  rituals; the continued vitality of this faith tradition is
  evidenced by the ongoing proliferation of Christian houses of
  worship, charities, ministries, missions, and schools; and
         WHEREAS, The celebration of Christian Heritage Week provides
  opportunities for adherents of the religion to more deeply examine
  its vital role in society and for people of all faiths to learn more
  about the rich fabric of our nation's history; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 88th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby designate the second to last week in April as Texas Christian
  Heritage Week; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That, in accordance with the provisions of Section
  391.004(d), Government Code, this designation remain in effect
  until the 10th anniversary of the date this resolution is finally
  passed by the legislature.
Leo-Wilson Dutton
Leach Sherman, Sr.
Harris of Williamson Cain
Cook Cunningham
Dorazio Hayes
Hefner Isaac
Jetton Patterson
Schatzline Swanson
Tepper Toth
Troxclair Vasut
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 29 was adopted by the House on May
  9, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 3, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.C.R. No. 29 was adopted by the Senate on May
  23, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 26, Nays 4, 1 present, not
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________