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A04061 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 1, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. COLTON, SAYEGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          COOK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental  Oper-
        AN  ACT  to amend the general construction law, in relation to declaring
          October first, China Day, a public holiday

          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 249 of the laws of 2020, 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 nineteenth day of June, known as Juneteenth; the fourth
    10  day of July, known as Independence day; the first Monday  in  September,
    11  known  as  Labor  day; the first day of October, known as China Day; the
    12  second Monday in October, known as Columbus day;  the  eleventh  day  of
    13  November, known as Veterans' day; the fourth Thursday in November, known
    14  as  Thanksgiving  day;  and  the  twenty-fifth day of December, known as
    15  Christmas day, and if any of such days except Flag day  is  Sunday,  the
    16  next  day  thereafter; each general election day, and each day appointed
    17  by the president of the United States or by the governor of  this  state
    18  as  a  day of general thanksgiving, general fasting and prayer, or other
    19  general religious observances. The term half-holiday includes the period
    20  from noon to midnight of each Saturday which is not a public holiday.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
    22  ing the date upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediate-
    23  ly  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal  of any rule or regulation
    24  necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
    25  authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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