SB 554 Requires state agencies, public schools and colleges, and political subdivisions to use the traditional names of holidays
Sponsor: Cunningham
LR Number: 4363S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 3/25/2014 - Voted Do Pass S General Laws Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 554 - This act requires all state agencies, public schools and colleges and political subdivisions to use the traditional name of a holiday for all purposes for any holiday which the entity observes or recognizes. This includes the traditional holiday names of "New Year's Day," "Martin Luther King Jr Day," "Lincoln's Birthday," "Washington's Birthday," "Easter," "Truman Day," "Memorial Day," "Fourth of July" or "Independence Day," "Labor Day," "Columbus Day," "Veterans Day," "Thanksgiving Day," "Hanukkah," "Christmas," and "Kwanzaa."

This act is identical to HB 1351 (2008).

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