2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 5 - Public Holidays
Section 12-5-12 - African-American day.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-5-12 (2019)

The second Friday of February of each year shall be set apart and be known as "African-American day", in recognition of the many contributions and sacrifices African-Americans have made to ensure the rights of all Americans, so that they may be free and equal citizens and full participants in the governing of the state and the nation. African-American day shall be observed by the people of New Mexico in efforts and undertakings that celebrate the diversity of the cultural heritage of New Mexicans, that recognize that February is Black history month and that are expressions in harmony with the general character of the day so established.

History: Laws 1999, ch. 66, § 1.


Effective dates. — Laws 1999, ch. 66 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective June 18, 1999, 90 days after adjournment of the legislature.

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