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2069Ratification Number: 72Act Number: 45Introducing Body: HouseSubject: Governor's power to declare Christmas Eve a holiday
(A45, R72, H2069)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 53-5-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GOVERNOR'S POWER TO DECLARE CHRISTMAS EVE A HOLIDAY FOR STATE EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN CHRISTMAS EVE FALLS ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, THE PRECEDING FRIDAY MAY BE DECLARED A HOLIDAY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Governor may declare holiday
SECTION 1. Section 53-5-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 53-5-20. The Governor may declare Christmas Eve of each year a holiday for state government employees. When Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday or Sunday he may declare the preceding Friday a holiday."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.