State of Washington
67th Legislature
2022 Regular Session
ByRepresentatives Morgan, Leavitt, J. Johnson, Ramel, Callan, Davis, Taylor, Santos, Simmons, Riccelli, Ormsby, and Harris-Talley
Prefiled 12/08/21.Read first time 01/10/22.Referred to Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations.
AN ACT Relating to aligning state and school holidays; amending RCW 28A.150.050; and creating a new section.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1. In 2021, the state enacted House Bill No. 1016 to declare Juneteenth a state legal holiday. The legislature finds that there is ambiguity about whether Juneteenth is also a school holiday as a result of that act. The legislature intends to clarify that Juneteenth, like all other state legal holidays, is a school holiday on which school may not be taught.
Sec. 2. RCW 28A.150.050 and 2014 c 177 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) ((The following are))All of the state legal holidays set forth in RCW 1.16.050(1) are also school holidays((,)) and school may not be taught on these days((:
(a) Sunday;
(b) The first day of January, commonly called New Year's Day;
(c) The third Monday of January, celebrated as the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr.;
(d) The third Monday in February, to be known as Presidents' Day and celebrated as the anniversary of the births of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington;
(e) The last Monday in May, commonly known as Memorial Day;
(f) The fourth day of July, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence;
(g) The first Monday in September, to be known as Labor Day;
(h) The eleventh day of November, to be known as Veterans' Day;
(i) The fourth Thursday in November, commonly known as Thanksgiving Day;
(j) The Friday immediately following the fourth Thursday in November, to be known as Native American Heritage Day; and
(k) The twenty-fifth day of December, commonly called Christmas Day)).
(2) No reduction from a teacher's time or salary may be made by reason of the fact that a school day happens to be one of the days referred to in this section as a day on which school is not taught.
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