Chief Sponsor: Ann Millner

House Sponsor: Val L. Peterson


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies a provision relating to state holidays.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     excludes Sunday from being considered a state holiday for purposes of legislative
13     annual general sessions; and
14          ▸     makes technical changes.
15     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
16          None
17     Other Special Clauses:
18          None
19     Utah Code Sections Affected:
20     AMENDS:
21          63G-1-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 39

23     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24          Section 1. Section 63G-1-301 is amended to read:
25          63G-1-301. Legal holidays -- Personal preference day -- Governor authorized to
26     declare additional days.
27          (1) (a) The following-named days are legal holidays in this state:
28          (i) every Sunday, except as provided in Subsection (1)(e);
29          (ii) January 1, called New Year's Day;

30          (iii) the third Monday of January, called Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day;
31          (iv) the third Monday of February, called Washington and Lincoln Day;
32          (v) the last Monday of May, called Memorial Day;
33          (vi) July 4, called Independence Day;
34          (vii) July 24, called Pioneer Day;
35          (viii) the first Monday of September, called Labor Day;
36          (ix) the second Monday of October, called Columbus Day;
37          (x) November 11, called Veterans Day;
38          (xi) the fourth Thursday of November, called Thanksgiving Day;
39          (xii) December 25, called Christmas; and
40          (xiii) all days which may be set apart by the President of the United States, or the
41     governor of this state by proclamation as days of fast or thanksgiving.
42          (b) If any of the holidays under [Subsection (1)(a), except the first mentioned, namely
43     Sunday,] Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (xiii) falls on Sunday, then the following Monday shall
44     be the holiday.
45          (c) If any of the holidays under [Subsection (1)(a)] Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (xiii)
46     falls on Saturday, then the preceding Friday shall be the holiday.
47          (d) Each employee may select one additional day, called Personal Preference Day, to
48     be scheduled pursuant to rules adopted by the Department of Human Resource Management.
49          (e) For purposes of Utah Constitution Article VI, Section 16, Subsection (1), regarding
50     the exclusion of state holidays from the 45-day legislative general session, Sunday is not
51     considered a state holiday.
52          (2) (a) Whenever in the governor's opinion extraordinary conditions exist justifying the
53     action, the governor may:
54          (i) declare, by proclamation, legal holidays in addition to those holidays under
55     Subsection (1); and
56          (ii) limit the holidays to certain classes of business and activities to be designated by
57     the governor.

58          (b) A holiday may not extend for a longer period than 60 consecutive days.
59          (c) Any holiday may be renewed for one or more periods not exceeding 30 days each as
60     the governor may consider necessary, and any holiday may, by like proclamation, be terminated
61     before the expiration of the period for which it was declared.