Bill Text: NY S04069 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Ul-Adha as public holidays, with dates established by religious law and tradition.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-27 - REFERRED TO JUDICIARY [S04069 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04069-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 27, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
        AN ACT to amend the general construction law, in relation to  establish-
          ing Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Ul-Adha as public holidays
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 24 of the general construction law, as  amended  by
     2  chapter 347 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 24. Public holidays; half-holidays. The term public holiday includes
     4  the following days in each year:  the first day of January, known as New
     5  Year's  day;  the  third  Monday  of January, known as Dr. Martin Luther
     6  King, Jr. day; the twelfth day of February, known as Lincoln's birthday;
     7  the third Monday in February, known as Washington's birthday;  the  last
     8  Monday  in  May, known as Memorial day; the second Sunday in June, known
     9  as Flag day; the fourth day of July,  known  as  Independence  day;  the
    10  first  Monday  in  September,  known  as Labor day; the second Monday in
    11  October, known as Columbus day; the eleventh day of November,  known  as
    12  Veterans'  day;  the  fourth Thursday in November, known as Thanksgiving
    13  day; and the twenty-fifth day of December, known as Christmas  day;  the
    14  holidays  of Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Ul-Adha, as affixed by Muslim religious
    15  law and tradition, and if any of such days except Flag  day  is  Sunday,
    16  the  next  day  thereafter;  each  general  election  day,  and each day
    17  appointed by the president of the United States or by  the  governor  of
    18  this state as a day of general thanksgiving, general fasting and prayer,
    19  or  other  general religious observances. The term half-holiday includes
    20  the period from noon to midnight of each Saturday which is not a  public
    21  holiday.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.