2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46a-41. (Formerly Sec. 3-10e). Proclamation of White Cane Safety Day.

      Sec. 46a-41. (Formerly Sec. 3-10e). Proclamation of White Cane Safety Day. Each year, the Governor shall take suitable public notice of October fifteenth as White Cane Safety Day. He shall issue a proclamation in which:

      (a) He comments upon the significance of the white cane;

      (b) He calls upon the citizens of the state to observe the provisions of the laws relating to the blind and to take precautions necessary to the safety of the disabled;

      (c) He reminds the citizens of the state of the policies with respect to the disabled herein declared and urges the citizens to cooperate in giving effect to them;

      (d) He emphasizes the need of the citizens to be aware of the presence of disabled persons in the community and to keep safe and functional for the disabled the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public facilities, other public places, places of public accommodation, amusement and resort, and other places to which the public is invited, and to offer assistance to disabled persons upon appropriate occasions.

      (P.A. 73-279, S. 5.)

      History: Sec. 3-10e transferred to Sec. 46a-41 in 1991.

      See Sec. 1-1f for definitions of "blind" and "physically disabled".

      See Sec. 10-29a re days of special significance proclaimed by Governor.

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