See Proclamations Calendar 2017 (View)
Requirements for the Issuance of Proclamations
- One of the objectives of the proclamations is educating people about issues that could benefit the community in social aspects. The subjects of the proclamations sought must be relevant to one or more sectors of our population, and include updated data.
- The application for the issuance of a proclamation must be submitted in writing at least sixty (60) working days prior to the date in which the petitioner is interested in having it available.
- The petitioner must represent a considerably large segment of the population. He or she must submit information and evidence of the legal nature of the institution and a suggested draft for the proclamation.
- The petitioner must perform a task that has a favorable impact for citizens and that assists the socio-economic development of Puerto Rico, information or evidence demonstrating that there is such benefit for the Puerto Rican people must be submitted.
- The applicant must specify the subject, campaign, program or special activities carried out on the occasion or during the period of time that would be recognized by the proclamation.
- No more than one proclamation will be issued on the same subject (subjects closely related) for neither different nor the same organization.
- No more than one proclamation will be issued on the same subject (subjects closely related) for different dates.
- The Governor shall not issue proclamations to individuals or private, quasi-private or for profit entities, or any other in which there is or may appear that there is any conflict of interest.
Procedures for Signature and Delivery of the Proclamation
- The Governor signs the proclamation several days before delivering it, which does not necessarily mean that he or she will deliver it in a ceremony.
- The Governor may delegate the issuance and delivery of the proclamation, or both, to the Secretary of State or a subordinate.
- For greater dissemination of the proclamation, it may be delivered in any activity carried out by the petitioner.
- The time, date and place of delivery of the proclamation ceremony, may vary according to the calendar of the person in charge of the delivery function.
- Should the ceremony be held in a government agency, the petitioner must submit a guest list, which will consist of all sectors related to the subject that concerns the issued proclamation. That list shall be submitted five ( 5) working days in advance.