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                                 SENATE BILL 5678



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Thorsness, Madsen, Rasmussen, Hayner, Newhouse, Erwin, A. Smith, L. Kreidler, Williams, Saling, Cantu, Sutherland, Owen, Johnson and Oke.


Read first time February 14, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Governmental Operations.Creating Washington national guard day.

     AN ACT Relating to a day of commemoration for the national guard; adding a new section to chapter 1.20 RCW; and creating a new section.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.      The legislature finds that the Washington army and air national guard comprise almost nine thousand dedicated men and women who serve the state and nation on a voluntary basis.  The legislature also finds that the state of Washington benefits from that dedication by immediate access to well-prepared resources in time of natural disasters and public emergency.  The national guard has consistently and frequently responded to state and local emergencies with people and equipment to provide enforcement assistance, medical services, and overall support to emergency management services.

     The legislature further declares that an annual day of commemoration should be observed in honor of the achievements, sacrifices, and dedication of the men and women of the Washington army and air national guard.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 1.20 RCW to read as follows:

     January 26th of each year is designated as Washington army and air national guard day.