SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1697
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ELLINGTON (Sponsor), MIMS, GARDNER, BUTLER AND SMITH (Co-sponsors).
5197L.03I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 9, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the designation of Malcolm X observation day in Missouri.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 9, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 9.196, to read as follows:
9.196. May nineteenth of each year shall be known and is designated as "Malcolm X Observation Day" in Missouri in honor of Malcolm X, a human rights activist and courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans who articulated concepts of equality and self-determination. It is recommended to the people of the state that the day be appropriately observed through activities and events designed to celebrate the life of Malcolm X, raise awareness about his legacy in the civil rights movement, and encourage the end of violence, crime, substance abuse, and self-loathing that continue to cripple low-income urban communities.