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973Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000111Primary Sponsor: GloverAll Sponsors: Glover, Passailaigue, WilsonDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\mwg\005mlki.jh.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: State Holidays, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthday required asHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20000119 Co-Sponsor added by Senator Passailaigue Wilson Senate 20000111 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Senate 19991207 Prefiled, referred to Committee 11 SJ Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 53-5-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LEGAL HOLIDAYS, SO AS TO MAKE THE FEDERAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., A REQUIRED STATE HOLIDAY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 53-5-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 53-5-10. The first day of January, the
fifteenth day of third Monday in January, the nineteenth day of January, the third Monday in February, the tenth day of May, the last Monday of May, the third day of June, the Fourth fourth day of July, the first Monday in September, the eleventh day of November, National Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and the twenty-fifth, and twenty-sixth days of December in each year are legal holidays.
State employees may select,
prior to before the first day of January, in writing on a form provided by their employer, one of the following nonnational holidays: Martin Luther King's birthday, January 15; Robert E. Lee's birthday, January 19; Confederate Memorial Day, May 10; or Jefferson Davis' birthday, June 3, or, in the alternative, select a day of their choice.
All general election days are legal holidays in addition to the above."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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