HOUSE BILL 100
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Derrick J. Lente and Andrea Romero
FOR THE INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
RELATING TO LEGAL HOLIDAYS; AMENDING THE NMSA 1978 TO REPLACE COLUMBUS DAY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 12-5-2 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1969, Chapter 114, Section 1, as amended by Laws 1987, Chapter 3, Section 1 and also by Laws 1987, Chapter 309, Section 1) is amended to read:
"12-5-2. LEGAL HOLIDAYS--DESIGNATION.--Legal public holidays in New Mexico are:
A. New Year's day, January 1;
B. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, third Monday in January;
C. Washington's and Lincoln's birthday, President's day, third Monday in February;
D. Memorial day, last Monday in May;
E. Independence day, July 4;
F. Labor day, first Monday in September;
G. [Columbus] Indigenous Peoples' day, second Monday in October;
H. Armistice day and Veterans' day, November 11;
I. Thanksgiving day, fourth Thursday in November; and
J. Christmas day, December 25."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2019.
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