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. This bill is identical to HB 5052. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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)
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020Floor substitute printed 20201267D-H1 (Davis)
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Floor Substitute ruled not germane
09/25/2020Passed House (97-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020VOTE: Passage (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5031ER)
10/02/2020Signed by President
10/02/2020Signed by Speaker
10/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5031ER)
10/07/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 7, 2020
10/07/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 14, 2020
10/13/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 5 (effective 2/1/21)
10/13/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 5 (Per article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/13/2020first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
10/13/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/13/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 5 (effective 3/1/21)
10/13/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0005)
10/16/2020first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB5052.