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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 656-H.F.No. 1587 
           An act relating to public employment; providing that 
          no public business shall be conducted on Martin Luther 
          King's birthday; allowing school districts and state 
          colleges to conduct classes on Martin Luther King's 
          birthday provided there is a patriotic observance of 
          the day; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, sections 
          126.10; 126.13; 136.22; and 645.44, subdivision 5. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 126.10, is 
amended to read: 
    126.10 [SPECIAL DAYS.] 
    The following days or the school days nearest to them are 
designated for special observance in the public schools of the 
state:  September 28 as Frances Willard Day, October 9 as Leif 
Ericson Day, January 15 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and 
February 15 as Susan B. Anthony Day.  On these days schools may 
offer instruction and programs in commemoration of the life and 
history of the respective persons and the principles and ideals 
they fostered. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 126.13, is 
amended to read:  
    The governing body of any district may contract with any of 
the teachers thereof for the conduct of schools, and may conduct 
schools, on either, or any, of the following holidays, provided 
that a clause to this effect is inserted in the teacher's 
contract:  Martin Luther King's birthday, Lincoln's and 
Washington's birthdays, Columbus Day and Veterans' Day, provided 
that on Martin Luther King's birthday, Washington's birthday, 
Lincoln's birthday, and Veterans' Day at least one hour of the 
school program be devoted to a patriotic observance of the day.  
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 136.22, is 
amended to read:  
    136.22 [CLASSES ON HOLIDAYS.] 
    The state university board is hereby authorized to conduct 
classes in the several state colleges on either or any of the 
following holidays:  Martin Luther King's Birthday, Lincoln's 
Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day, 
provided that when classes are held on Martin Luther King's 
Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, or Veterans 
Day, that at least one hour of the school day be devoted to a 
patriotic observance of that day. 
    Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 645.44, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [HOLIDAYS.] "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; Independence 
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. 
    Sec. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 4 are effective January 1, 1986. 
    Approved May 2, 1984

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