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File #: 17-0064    Version: 0 Name: Commemorative Days - Henrietta Lacks Day
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 4/24/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 8/23/2017
Enactment #: 17-046
Title: Commemorative Days - Henrietta Lacks Day For the purpose of declaring October 4 of each year to be Henrietta Lacks Day and requiring the Mayor to proclaim Henrietta Lacks Day on October 4 of each year.
Sponsors: Shannon Sneed, Sharon Green Middleton, President Young, Eric T. Costello, Bill Henry, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Brandon M. Scott, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, John T. Bullock
Indexes: Commemorative Days - Henrietta Lacks Day
Attachments: 1. 17-0064~1st Reader, 2. Law 17-0064, 3. 17-0064~3rd Reader, 4. Completed Legislative File 17-0064

Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

 

                     * Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.

                     The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

                     Introductory*

 

                     City of Baltimore

                     Council Bill          

                                                                                                                                                           

Introduced by: Councilmember Sneed

                                                                                                                                                           

 

                     A Bill Entitled

 

An Ordinance concerning

title

Commemorative Days - Henrietta Lacks Day

For the purpose of declaring October 4 of each year to be Henrietta Lacks Day and requiring the Mayor to proclaim Henrietta Lacks Day on October 4 of each year.

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By adding

Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies

Section(s) 36-2

Baltimore City Code

(Edition 2000)

 

Section 1.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

 

                     Baltimore City Code

 

                     Article 1.  Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies

 

                     Subtitle 36.  Commemorative Days

 

§ 36-2.  Henrietta Lacks Day .

 

October 4 of each year shall be Henrietta Lacks Day in honor of the death on October 4, 1951 of Henrietta Lacks, whose cervical cancer cells were taken without her or her family’s knowledge or consent to create the HeLA line of cells used to further medical science, including cures and treatments for diseases such as polio, cancer, and AIDS.  The Mayor annually shall proclaim this day as Henrietta Lacks Day to recognize this important moment in medical history.

 

Section 2.  And be it further ordained, That the catchlines contained in this Ordinance are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this or any prior Ordinance.

 

 

Section 3.  And be it further ordained, That this Ordinance takes effect on the 30th day after the date it is enacted.