SENATE BILL NO. 165
AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 1 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MEMORIAL DAY.
WHEREAS, many Delaware businesses, Public Schools, and the Federal Government, celebrate Memorial Day the last Monday in May; and
WHEREAS, in 1989 the legal holiday for state employees is not the last Monday, but is May 30; and
WHEREAS, on the last Monday in May when state employees are required to be on the job, DART buses in New Castle County will not be operating, and many day care centers and other facilities will be closed; and
WHEREAS, state employees will not be able to share the holiday with other members of their families; and
WHEREAS, on May 30, those state employees who interface with businesses, the Federal Government and public schools must be on the job, thereby incurring overtime costs for the State.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Delaware Code, Title 1, Section 501 by striking the words the 30th day of May, known as Memorial Day;", and by redesignating §501 as §501(a).
Section 2. Amend Delaware Code, Title 1, Section 501 by adding a new §501(b) to read as follows:
"(b) The last Monday in May shall be the legal holiday, known as Memorial Day, in the State."
Approved May 17, 1989