AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF LEIF ERICSON DAY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out
section 15YY, inserted by chapter 356 of the acts of 1985, and inserting
in place thereof the following section:-
Section 15YY. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting
apart October ninth as Leif Ericson Day and recommending a period of
special attention to the Norse explorer who ventured across uncharted
waters in the year one thousand and three to the continent of North
America, and whose courageous
exploration recorded in the Icelandic sagas, led others to the shores of
our country, and recommending that said day be observed in an
appropriate manner by the people.