7 Nelson T. Abbott
8 Cheryl K. Acton
9 Gay Lynn Bennion
10 Kera Birkeland
11 Brady Brammer
12 Joel K. Briscoe
13 Clare Collard
14 Jennifer Dailey-Provost
A. Cory Maloy
Carol Spackman Moss
Judy Weeks Rohner
V. Lowry Snow
Jordan D. Teuscher
Mark A. Wheatley
16 LONG TITLE
17 General Description:
18 This bill amends provisions related to state holidays.
19 Highlighted Provisions:
20 This bill:
21 ▸ provides for the observation of Juneteenth National Freedom Day each year as a
22 holiday throughout the State.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 63G-1-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2021, Chapters 335 and 344
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 63G-1-301 is amended to read:
33 63G-1-301. Legal holidays -- Personal preference day -- Governor authorized to
34 declare additional days.
35 (1) (a) The following-named days are legal holidays in this state:
36 (i) every Sunday, except as provided in Subsection (1)(e);
37 (ii) January 1, called New Year's Day;
38 (iii) the third Monday of January, called Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day;
39 (iv) the third Monday of February, called Washington and Lincoln Day;
40 (v) the last Monday of May, called Memorial Day;
41 (vi) on the day described in Subsection (1)(f), Juneteenth National Freedom Day;
50 the governor of this state by proclamation as days of fast or thanksgiving.
51 (b) If any of the holidays under Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through [
52 (1)(a)(vii) through (xiv), falls on Sunday, then the following Monday shall be the holiday.
53 (c) If any of the holidays under Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through [
54 (1)(a)(vii) through (xiv) falls on Saturday, then the preceding Friday shall be the holiday.
55 (d) Each employee may select one additional day, called Personal Preference Day, to
56 be scheduled pursuant to rules adopted by the Division of Human Resource Management.
57 (e) For purposes of Utah Constitution Article VI, Section 16, Subsection (1), regarding
58 the exclusion of state holidays from the 45-day legislative general session, Sunday is not
59 considered a state holiday.
60 (f) (i) The Juneteenth National Freedom Day holiday is on June 19, if that day is on a
62 (ii) If June 19 is on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, the Juneteenth
63 National Freedom Day holiday is on the immediately preceding Monday.
64 (iii) If June 19 is on a Saturday or Sunday, the Juneteenth National Freedom Day
65 holiday is on the immediately following Monday.
66 (2) (a) Whenever in the governor's opinion extraordinary conditions exist justifying the
67 action, the governor may:
68 (i) declare, by proclamation, legal holidays in addition to those holidays under
69 Subsection (1); and
70 (ii) limit the holidays to certain classes of business and activities to be designated by
71 the governor.
72 (b) A holiday may not extend for a longer period than 60 consecutive days.
73 (c) Any holiday may be renewed for one or more periods not exceeding 30 days each as
74 the governor may consider necessary, and any holiday may, by like proclamation, be terminated
75 before the expiration of the period for which it was declared.