HB1382 (2020) Detail

Establishing April 8, 2024 as Solar Eclipse Day.


HB 1382 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2040

04/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1382

 

AN ACT establishing April 8, 2024 as Solar Eclipse Day.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Craig, Coos 4; Rep. Merner, Coos 7; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27; Rep. Chretien, Hills. 42; Sen. Starr, Dist 1

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes April 8, 2024 as solar eclipse day in New Hampshire.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2040

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing April 8, 2024 as Solar Eclipse Day.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Statement of Intent.  

I.  Since before recorded history, human action, imagination, and passion have been inspired and guided by the celestial bodies, none more important than our sun, the source of all life on Earth, and our moon, our constant reminder of beauty, change, and hope in times of darkness.

II.  On April 8, 2024, the sun, the moon, and we here on Earth will perfectly align in a total solar eclipse, an exceptional and providential occurrence over the ages, reminding our species once again of just how small we are, how insignificant our differences are, how vast and powerful the universe that sustains us is, and how we are all, indeed, intimately and irrevocably connected to one another.

III.  New Hampshire will have the unique good fortune of being in the path of totality of this magnificent phenomenon, in perfect alignment with our sun and moon.  

IV.  Moreover, New Hampshire, in the same spirit that we welcome all to participate in our unique political landscape, shall once again open its arms so that all people from around the country and in fact the globe can be here at that moment to witness, and be humbled by, the awe-inspiring sight of the heavenly bodies moving in their spheres.

2  Solar Eclipse Day.  The governor shall proclaim April 8, 2024 as solar eclipse day in New Hampshire and shall urge all citizens of the state to commemorate the day with appropriate educational activities.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1382 at GenCourtMobile
HB1382 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 18, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1382 Revision: 7000 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration
Feb. 18, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/18/2020 01:00 pm LOB 306
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 306