senate Bill S2038

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Designates the tenth day of March of each year as a public holiday, to be known as Harriet Tubman day

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Jan 21, 2015 referred to judiciary

S2038 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
General Construction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง24, Gen Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4027, A3416
2011-2012: S971, A2623
2013-2014: S3353, A3155
2017-2018: S3492, A1574
2019-2020: S2190, A3627

S2038 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Designates the tenth day of March of each year as a public holiday, to be known as Harriet Tubman day.

S2038 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2038 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the general construction law, in relation to the  desig-
  nation of Harriet Tubman day


  Section 1. Section 24 of the general construction law, as  amended  by
chapter 347 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S 24. Public holidays; half-holidays. The term public holiday includes
the following days in each year:  the first day of January, known as New
Year's  day;  the  third  Monday  of January, known as Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. day; the twelfth day of February, known as Lincoln's birthday;
the third Monday in February, known as Washington's birthday; THE  TENTH
DAY OF MARCH, KNOWN AS HARRIET TUBMAN DAY; the last Monday in May, known
as  Memorial  day;  the  second  Sunday  in June, known as Flag day; the
fourth day of July, known as  Independence  day;  the  first  Monday  in
September,  known  as  Labor day; the second Monday in October, known as
Columbus day; the eleventh day of November, known as Veterans' day;  the
fourth  Thursday in November, known as Thanksgiving day; and the twenty-
fifth day of December, known as Christmas day, and if any of  such  days
except  Flag  day  is  Sunday,  the  next  day  thereafter; each general
election day, and each day appointed by  the  president  of  the  United
States  or  by the governor of this state as a day of general thanksgiv-
ing, general fasting and prayer, or other general religious observances.
The term half-holiday includes the period from noon to midnight of  each
Saturday which is not a public holiday.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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