1-5-108 - White Cane Safety Day

1-5-108. White Cane Safety Day.

(a) October 15 of each year is declared to be "White Cane Safety Day".

(b) The Governor shall annually prior to October 15 issue a proclamation proclaiming October 15 as "White Cane Safety Day" and in the proclamation shall:

(1) Comment upon the significance of the white cane;

(2) Call upon the citizens of the state to observe the provisions of 20-14-301 et seq. and to take precautions necessary to the safety of the visually impaired, hearing impaired, and other persons with physical disabilities;

(3) Remind the citizens of the state of the policies of the state with respect to the visually impaired, hearing impaired, and other persons with physical disabilities, as prescribed by 20-14-301 et seq., and urge the citizens to cooperate in carrying out those policies; and

(4) Emphasize the need for the citizens of this state to:

(A) Be aware of the presence of the visually impaired, hearing impaired, and other persons with physical disabilities in the community;

(B) Keep safe and functional for the visually impaired, hearing impaired, and other persons with physical disabilities the:

(i) Streets;

(ii) Highways;

(iii) Sidewalks;

(iv) Walkways;

(v) Public buildings;

(vi) Public facilities;

(vii) Other public places;

(viii) Places of public accommodation, amusement, and resort; and

(ix) Other places to which the public is invited; and

(C) Offer assistance to the visually impaired, hearing impaired, and other persons with physical disabilities upon appropriate occasions.