Legal holidays; Juneteenth. (SB5031)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Legal holidays; Juneteenth. Recognizes the nineteenth day of June of each year, also known as Juneteenth, as a legal holiday in the Commonwealth to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last of the former Confederate States of America to abolish slavery, and to recognize the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans to the Commonwealth and the nation. Read the Bill »


09/21/2020: passed committee


08/13/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200726D
08/13/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
08/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5031)
08/27/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/28/2020Read first time
09/02/2020Read second time and engrossed
09/03/2020Passed by for the day
09/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
09/21/2020Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB5052.

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