Texas bill proposes to make Selena Quintanilla's birthday a state holiday

Selena Quintanilla
Posted at 1:54 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 14:54:47-05

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas lawmaker hopes to make the Selena Quintanilla's birthday a state holiday.

If passed, House Bill 2492 would make April 16 "Selena Quintanilla Perez Day," ABC13 reports.

"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," bill text, authored by Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-102), reads. "Selena Quintanilla Perez Day may be regularly observed by appropriate ceremonies and activities."

The bill must go through several rounds of voting to make this state holiday a reality. It starts in the house committee before moving on to the full house, then the senate and governor.

It has been more than two decades since the beloved pop star was murdered in San Antonio, Texas.

In 2017, Selena was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.