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S.B. 145





Chief Sponsor: John W. Hickman

House Sponsor: Bradley G. Last

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies State Affairs in General by providing for an additional state holiday.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    adds Family Day as a state holiday;
             13          .    designates the Friday following Thanksgiving Day as Family Day;
             14          .    repeals the Personal Preference Day that is scheduled according to Department of
             15      Human Resource Management rule; and
             16          .    makes technical changes.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          63-13-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 139
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 63-13-2 is amended to read:
             27           63-13-2. Legal holidays -- Personal preference day -- Governor authorized to

             28      declare additional days.
             29          (1) (a) The following-named days are legal holidays in this state:
             30          (i) every Sunday;
             31          (ii) January 1, called New Year's Day;
             32          (iii) the third Monday of January, called Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day;
             33          (iv) the third Monday of February, called Washington and Lincoln Day;
             34          (v) the last Monday of May, called Memorial Day;
             35          (vi) July 4, called Independence Day;
             36          (vii) July 24, called Pioneer Day;
             37          (viii) the first Monday of September, called Labor Day;
             38          (ix) the second Monday of October, called Columbus Day;
             39          (x) November 11, called Veterans' Day;
             40          (xi) the fourth Thursday of November, called Thanksgiving Day;
             41          (xii) the Friday following the fourth Thursday of November, called Family Day;
             42          [(xii)] (xiii) December 25, called Christmas; and
             43          [(xiii)] (xiv) all days which may be set apart by the President of the United States, or
             44      the governor of this state by proclamation as days of fast or thanksgiving.
             45          (b) If any of the holidays under Subsection (1)(a), except the first mentioned, namely
             46      Sunday, falls on Sunday, then the following Monday shall be the holiday.
             47          (c) If any of the holidays under Subsection (1)(a) falls on Saturday the preceding Friday
             48      shall be the holiday.
             49          [(d) Each employee may select one additional day, called Personal Preference Day, to
             50      be scheduled pursuant to rules adopted by the Department of Human Resource Management.]
             51          (2) (a) Whenever in his opinion extraordinary conditions exist justifying the action, the
             52      governor may:
             53          (i) declare, by proclamation, legal holidays in addition to those holidays under
             54      Subsection (1); and
             55          (ii) limit the holidays to certain classes of business and activities to be designated by
             56      him.
             57          (b) A holiday may not extend for a longer period than 60 consecutive days.
             58          (c) Any holiday may be renewed for one or more periods not exceeding 30 days each as

             59      the governor may consider necessary, and any holiday may, by like proclamation, be terminated
             60      before the expiration of the period for which it was declared.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-21-08 10:31 AM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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