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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-610—OCT. 30, 1984

98 STAT. 3175

Public Law 98-610 98th Congress Joint Resolution Designating the week beginning February 17, 1985, as a time to recognize volunteers who give their time to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters to youths in need of adult companionship.

Whereas many girls and boys in the United States suffer from a lack of parental time and attention because of the death of one or both of their parents, the divorce of their parents, or for other reasons; Whereas this deprivation can result in serious problems for these children and their communities; and Whereas there is a dire need for volunteers to serve as older brothers and sisters who can give these children the individual support, help, and counseling of a stable adult friend: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the week beginning February 17, 1985, is designated as a time to recognize the contributions of volunteers who give their time to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters to youths in need of adult companionship and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe such week with appropriate celebrations and activities. Approved October 30, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 594: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Aug. 8, considered and passed House. Oct. 10, considered and passed Senate.

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