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Repeal Columbus Day As State Legal Holiday

Concerning the repeal of Columbus day as a legal holiday, and, in connection therewith, granting state employees a floating holiday day off each October.
2017 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Currently, Columbus day is one of 10 legal holidays in Colorado. Section 2 of the bill repeals Columbus day as a state legal holiday. Consequently, in order to maintain the number of days off enjoyed by state employees, section 3 grants state employees an annual 'floating' holiday, on a day in October of each employee's choice, in accordance with rules promulgated by the department of personnel and subject to approval by each employee's supervisor.

Section 1 contains a nonstatutory legislative declaration, and sections 4 and 5 make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Salazar


Rep. A. Benavidez


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