senate Bill S6937

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the designation of Good Friday as a public holiday

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Nov 06, 2017 referred to rules

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S6937 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10923
Law Section:
General Construction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §24, Gen Con L; add §3204-a, amd §3604, Ed L

S6937 - Summary

Relates to the designation of Good Friday as a public holiday.

S6937 - Sponsor Memo

S6937 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6937

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the general construction law and the education  law,  in
  relation to the designation of Good Friday as a public holiday

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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 FRIDAY
IMMEDIATELY BEFORE EASTER, KNOWN AS GOOD FRIDAY; 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.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a to
read as follows:
  S 3204-A. GOOD FRIDAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY. 1. THE FRIDAY IMMEDIATELY BEFORE
EASTER, COMMONLY KNOWN AS GOOD FRIDAY, SHALL BE DECLARED A  HOLIDAY  FOR
ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13723-01-7

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