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H.R. 294: Election Day Holiday Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 8, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 294

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 8, 2019

(for herself, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Norton, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Luján, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Brown of Maryland, and Mr. Carson of Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To treat the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in the same manner as any legal public holiday for purposes of Federal employment, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Election Day Holiday Act of 2019.

2.

Treatment of Election Day in same manner as legal public holiday for purposes of Federal employment

For purposes of any law relating to Federal employment, the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in 2020 and each even-numbered year thereafter shall be treated in the same manner as a legal public holiday described in section 6103 of title 5, United States Code.

3.

Sense of Congress regarding treatment of day by private employers

It is the sense of Congress that private employers in the United States should give their employees a day off on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in 2020 and each even-numbered year thereafter to enable the employees to cast votes in the elections held on that day.