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H.740

Introduced by   Representative Hosford of Waitsfield

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Holidays; Indigenous Peoples Day

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to create a holiday celebrating indigenous people, known as Indigenous Peoples Day.

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW HOLIDAY CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  1 V.S.A. § 371(a) is added to read:

(a)  The following shall be legal holidays:

New Year’s Day, January 1;

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, the third Monday in January;

Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12;

Washington’s Birthday, the third Monday in February;

Town meeting day, the first Tuesday in March;

Indigenous Peoples Day, the third Monday in April;

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May;

Independence Day, July 4;

Bennington Battle Day, August 16;

Labor Day, the first Monday in September;

Columbus Day, the second Monday in October;

Veterans’ Day, November 11;

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November;

Christmas Day, December 25.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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