Bill Text: TX HB935 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the designation of certain election days as state holidays.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-03-06 - Left pending in committee [HB935 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB935-Introduced.html
  86R6118 SRA-D
 
  By: Bucy H.B. No. 935
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the designation of certain election days as state
  holidays.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 662.003(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  A state holiday includes only the following days:
               (1)  the 19th day of January, "Confederate Heroes Day,"
  in honor of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and other Confederate
  heroes;
               (2)  the second day of March, "Texas Independence Day";
               (3)  the 21st day of April, "San Jacinto Day";
               (4)  the 19th day of June, "Emancipation Day in Texas,"
  in honor of the emancipation of the slaves in Texas in 1865;
               (5)  the 27th day of August, "Lyndon Baines Johnson
  Day," in observance of the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
               (6)  the Friday after Thanksgiving Day;
               (7)  the 24th day of December; [and]
               (8)  the 26th day of December; and
               (9)  the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
  November of an even-numbered year.
         SECTION 2.  Section 662.021, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 662.021.  DATES OF HOLIDAYS.  A legal holiday includes
  only the following days:
               (1)  a national holiday under Section 662.003(a); and
               (2)  a state holiday under Sections 662.003(b)(1)
  through (6) and Section 662.003(b)(9).
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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