00 HOUSE BILL NO. 37(efd add) 01 "An Act establishing the first Saturday of every March as Susan Butcher Day; and 02 providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 44.12 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 44.12.066. Susan Butcher Day. Susan Butcher Day is established on the 06 first Saturday of March of each year, the traditional start date of the Iditarod Trail Sled 07 Dog Race, to honor Susan Butcher, a loving mother, devoted wife, world-class athlete, 08 determined competitor, true Alaskan, and four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race 09 champion. Susan Butcher Day may be observed by school assemblies, sporting 10 events, and other suitable observances and exercises by civic groups and the public to 11 remember the life of Susan Butcher, an inspiration to Alaskans and to millions around 12 the world. 13 * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).