Friday, September 16, 2005

Legislature Will Need to Revise State Holiday Bill Before 2013

During the recent special legislative session, one of the bills enacted was House Bill 406, which eliminated Lincoln's Birthday as a state holiday, renamed Washington's Birthday as President's Day, and made the fourth Friday of November an official state holiday, codifying a traditional practice.

Sometime between now and 2013, the Legislature will need to revise that last holiday to be the Friday after the fourth Thursday of November rather than the fourth Friday of November. 2013 is the next year in which November 1 is a Friday and in which the fourth Friday of the month is not the day after Thanksgiving.