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S. 475: Juneteenth National Independence Day Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 475

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 25, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Booker, Ms. Smith, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Burr, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Ernst, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Rubio, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Hawley, Ms. Rosen, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Lankford, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mr. Cassidy, Ms. Warren, Mr. Risch, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Young, Ms. Klobuchar, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Casey, Ms. Collins, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Portman, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Warner, Ms. Duckworth, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. King, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Brown, Mr. Reed, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Coons, Mrs. Shaheen, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Peters, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Luján, Ms. Stabenow, Ms. Sinema, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Murphy, and Mr. Padilla) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to designate Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

2.

Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday

Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to Memorial Day the following:

Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19.

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