Date of enactment: November 29, 2001
2001 Assembly Bill 238 Date of publication*: December 13, 2001
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1999-00 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
An Act to create 14.16 (10) and 118.02 (17) of the statutes; relating to: designating and observing Prisoners of War Remembrance Day.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
20,1 Section 1. 14.16 (10) of the statutes is created to read:
14.16 (10) Prisoners of War Remembrance Day. To recognize the sacrifices of those persons who suffered captivity in foreign countries while in active service with the U.S. armed forces, April 9 of each year is designated "Prisoners of War Remembrance Day." The governor shall issue annually a suitable proclamation for the observance of "Prisoners of War Remembrance Day" and request that some portion of the day be used for solemn contemplation on the plight of members of the U.S. armed forces who have been held prisoners of war.
20,2 Section 2. 118.02 (17) of the statutes is created to read:
118.02 (17) April 9, Prisoners of War Remembrance Day.