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SF 2758

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state holidays; making Juneteenth a state holiday; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 645.44, subdivision 5.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 645.44, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Holiday.

"Holiday" includes New Year's Day, January 1; Martin Luther
King's Birthday, the third Monday in January; Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday, the
third Monday in February; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; new text beginJuneteenth, the third
Saturday in June;
new text endIndependence Day, July 4; Labor Day, the first Monday in September;
Christopher Columbus Day, the second Monday in October; Veterans Day, November 11;
Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November; and Christmas Day, December 25;
provided, when New Year's Day, January 1; or Independence Day, July 4; or Veterans
Day, November 11; or Christmas Day, December 25; falls on Sunday, the following day
shall be a holiday and, provided, when New Year's Day, January 1; or Independence Day,
July 4; or Veterans Day, November 11; or Christmas Day, December 25; falls on Saturday,
the preceding day shall be a holiday. No public business shall be transacted on any
holiday, except in cases of necessity and except in cases of public business transacted by
the legislature, nor shall any civil process be served thereon. However, for the executive
branch of the state of Minnesota, "holiday" also includes the Friday after Thanksgiving
but does not include Christopher Columbus Day. Other branches of state government and
political subdivisions shall have the option of determining whether Christopher Columbus
Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving shall be holidays. Where it is determined that
Columbus Day or the Friday after Thanksgiving is not a holiday, public business may be
conducted thereon.

Any agreement between a public employer and an employee organization citing
Veterans Day as the fourth Monday in October shall be amended to cite Veterans Day as
November 11.