Selena could have a state holiday in Texas with proposed bill

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Thomas J Henry

A bill introduced Tuesday in the Texas legislature would designate April 16th as “Selena Quintanilla-Perez Day.” reports House Bill 2492 would make the late singer’s birthday a state holiday in Texas.

Texas state Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos of Richardson, Texas, authored the bill which states, “April 16 is Selena Quintanilla Perez Day in memory of the contributions to Tejano music of Selena Quintanilla Perez, an award-winning singer, and recording artist.  Selena Quintanilla Perez Day may be regularly observed by appropriate ceremonies and activities. “

The bill must now be voted out of the house committee then voted on by the full house.  It would then move on to the Senate and governor.

This would not be the first time a day has been set aside to honor Selena, according to Three weeks after her death, then-Gov. George W. Bush proclaimed “Selena Day” on April 16, 1995, within Texas.

The singer was shot and killed at age 23 by her former employee Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995.

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