1996 LAW 271
Official Journal No. 42,739 of 8 March 1996
For which the National Day of the People of the Third Age and of the Pensioner is established
ARTICLE 1o. Establish the National Day of the People of the Third Age and of the Pensioning, which will be celebrated on the last Sunday of August of each year.
PARAGRAFO. The governors and mayors, within their respective jurisdictions, will adopt appropriate administrative measures, for the celebration of the National Day of the Elderly and the Pensioning of the importance and dignity that the pensioner and the people of the third age deserve.
ARTICLE 2o. The National Government, departmental, municipal, district, and other state institutions will honor the seniors and pensioners who have most distinguished themselves. to develop activities in favor of its affiliates in the field of health, housing, recreation and in general programs that benefit this sector.
ARTICLE 3o. The National Government shall regulate this Law in accordance with the general provisions laid down in it and the complementary provisions that have been issued.
ARTICLE 4. This Law governs from the date of its enactment.
The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic,
JULIO CESAR GUERRA.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic,
PEDRO PUMAREJO VEGA.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
RODRIGO RIVERA SALAZAR.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.
Publish and execute.
Dada en Santafe de Bogota, D. C., 7 March 1996.
ERNESTO SAMPER PIZANO.
The Minister of National Education,
MARIA EMMA MEJIA VELEZ.
The Minister of Labour and Social Security,
ORLANDO OBREGON SABOGAL.