Texas lawmakers propose bill to establish holiday honoring Selena


State lawmakers in Texas are proposing a bill to establish a holiday in honor of the late singer Selena Quintanilla Perez.

Perez died in 1995 at 23 when she was shot to death by her former employee.

Her birthday is April 16th.

House Bill 2492 was filed Tuesday and proposes that the date is observed as a state holiday.

According to local media, the bill to establish “Selena Quintanilla Perez day” still has to be voted out of committee.

If it prevails in that vote, it will move to the house floor for a full vote.

For the measure to become law, the State Senate would have to approve it and the governor would have to sign it.

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