Bill Text: TX HR1400 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing April 17, 2013, as Vietnamese American Day at the State Capitol.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 50-32)

Status: (Passed) 2013-04-18 - Reported enrolled [HR1400 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-HR1400-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 1400
         WHEREAS, After the Vietnam War ended, a large number of
  Vietnamese refugees immigrated to the United States, and many moved
  to the metropolitan areas and coastal regions of Texas; and
         WHEREAS, These first-generation Vietnamese Americans worked
  hard and flourished in Texas, and now the state is home to the
  second-largest Vietnamese population in the United States, with
  more than 210,000 residents, nearly half of those living in the
  Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area; and
         WHEREAS, Vietnamese Americans have fully embraced the
  freedoms of speech and religion and all of the democratic
  principles that the United States offers; and
         WHEREAS, Vietnamese Americans have denied the authority of
  the Vietnamese Communist Flag and pushed for governments to
  officially recognize the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag,
  which symbolizes both the Vietnamese cultural heritage and a deeply
  rooted resilience and yearning for democracy; and
         WHEREAS, Vietnamese Americans strongly support education,
  and their children are graduating from high schools and higher
  education institutions at high rates; and
         WHEREAS, The Lone Star State has benefited enormously from
  the contributions of its Vietnamese American residents; and
         WHEREAS, The Vietnamese American community plays a vital role
  in the business, professional, and cultural life not only of the
  Lone Star State but also of the country; the number of small
  businesses owned by Vietnamese Americans has grown substantially,
  and these firms have created more than 166,000 jobs nationwide,
  adding billions of dollars to the economy; in addition, Vietnamese
  Americans contribute to their communities in a myriad of ways, as
  teachers, lawyers, writers, actors, doctors, mayors, judges, and
  public servants; among the many Vietnamese Americans who have led
  notable careers are astronaut Eugene H. Trinh, former Dallas Cowboy
  Dat Nguyen, and scientist Nguyet Anh Duong, who developed the
  thermobaric weapon, which has been vital to U.S. military efforts;
         WHEREAS, For many decades, people of Vietnamese descent have
  excelled in our society and economy, enriched our cultural
  tapestry, and helped enhance and secure the Lone Star State's
  reputation as a land of promise and possibility; now, therefore, be
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize April 17, 2013, as Vietnamese American
  Day at the State Capitol and extend to each visitor here for the
  occasion best wishes for a memorable and enjoyable day in Austin.
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Wu Farias
Harper-Brown Allen
Alonzo Anchia
Ashby Aycock
Bell Bonnen of Galveston
Burkett Burnam
Carter Clardy
Collier Cortez
Creighton Dale
J. Davis of Harris Deshotel
Dutton Farney
Fletcher Flynn
Frank Frullo
Goldman Gonzales
M. Gonzalez of El Paso N. Gonzalez of El Paso
M. Gonzalez of El Paso N. Gonzalez of El Paso
Gooden Guerra
Howard Isaac
Johnson Kacal
King of Hemphill King of Taylor
King of Zavala Kleinschmidt
Kuempel Larson
Lewis Longoria
Lozano Menendez
Miles Miller of Fort Bend
Moody Morrison
Munoz, Jr. Murphy
Nevarez Orr
Otto Patrick
Perez Phillips
Pickett Raney
Riddle Rodriguez of Travis
Rodriguez of Bexar Rose
Sheffield of Coryell Sheffield of Bell
Simmons Simpson
Smithee Stephenson
Stickland Strama
Thompson of Brazoria Thompson of Harris
Turner of Tarrant Villalba
Walle White
Zedler Zerwas
Straus M. Gonzalez of El Paso Oliveira
Allen N. Gonzalez of El Paso Orr
Alonzo Gooden Otto
Alvarado Guerra Paddie
Anchia Guillen Parker
Anderson Gutierrez Patrick
Ashby Harless Perez
Aycock Harper-Brown Perry
Bell Hernandez Luna Phillips
Bohac Herrero Pickett
Bonnen of Brazoria Hilderbran Pitts
Bonnen of Galveston Howard Price
Branch Huberty Raney
Burkett Hughes Ratliff
Burnam Hunter Raymond
Button Isaac Reynolds
Callegari Johnson Riddle
Canales Kacal Ritter
Capriglione Keffer Rodriguez of Bexar
Carter King of Hemphill Rodriguez of Travis
Clardy King of Parker Rose
Coleman King of Taylor Sanford
Collier King of Zavala Schaefer
Cook Kleinschmidt Sheets
Cortez Klick Sheffield of Bell
Craddick Kolkhorst Sheffield of Coryell
Creighton Krause Simmons
Crownover Kuempel Simpson
Dale Larson Smith
Darby Laubenberg Smithee
Davis of Dallas Lavender Springer
J. Davis of Harris Leach Stephenson
S. Davis of Harris Lewis Stickland
Deshotel Longoria Strama
Dukes Lozano Taylor
Dutton Lucio III Thompson of Brazoria
Eiland Marquez Thompson of Harris
Elkins Martinez Toth
Fallon Martinez Fischer Turner of Collin
Farias McClendon Turner of Harris
Farney Menendez Turner of Tarrant
Farrar Miles Villalba
Fletcher Miller of Comal Villarreal
Flynn Miller of Fort Bend Vo
Frank Moody Walle
Frullo Morrison White
Geren Munoz, Jr. Workman
Giddings Murphy Wu
Goldman Naishtat Zedler
Gonzales Nevarez Zerwas
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1400 was adopted by the House on April
  17, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House