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104 STAT. 1052, PUBLIC LAW 101-450—OCT. 22, 1990 Public Law 101-450 101st Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 22, 1990 To designate October 17, 1990, as "National Drug-Free Schools and Communities [S.J. Res. 304] Education and Awareness Day". Whereas one in every two high school seniors who graduated in 1989 used an illegal drug before graduating; Whereas the Congress recognizes that drug abuse exists among people in all geographic areas, of all socioeconomic classes, and of all ethnic and racial groups; Whereas the Congress recognizes that education and public awareness regarding the dangers of drug abuse are necessary to prevent the children and young people of this Nation from entering into cycles of drug abuse; and Whereas the Congress recognizes that members of a community must unite and work together to address the drug abuse problem that this Nation confronts: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That October 17, 1990, is designated as "National Drug-Free Schools and Communities Education and Awareness Day", and the President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States, departments and agencies of State and local governments, and interested organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. Approved October 22, 1990. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 304: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 136 (1990): June 18, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 16, considered and passed House. 49-139 O - 90 (450)