2021 Montana Legislature
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senate bill NO. 146
By Request of the ****
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT revising legal holidays in montana; establishing indigenous peoples' day; removing columbus day; and
AMENDING SECTION 1-1-216, MCA."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1-1-216, MCA, is amended to read:
holidays and business days. (1) The
following are legal holidays in the state of Montana:
(a) Each Sunday;
(b) New Year's Day, January 1;
(c) Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the third Monday in
(d) Lincoln's and Washington's Birthdays, the third
Monday in February;
(e) Memorial Day, the last Monday in May;
(f) Independence Day, July 4;
(g) Labor Day, the first Monday in September;
(h) Columbus Day, the second Monday in
Peoples' Day, the second Monday in October;
(i) Veterans' Day, November 11;
(j) Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in
(k) Christmas Day, December 25;
(l) State general election day.
(2) (a) If any of the holidays in subsection
(1)(b) through (1)(l) fall on a Sunday, the Monday following is a holiday.
(b) If any of the holidays in subsection (1)(b)
through (1)(l) fall on a Saturday, the Friday preceding is a
(c) All other days are business days."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Notification
to Montana supreme court. The secretary
of state shall send a copy of [this act] to the Montana
supreme court. The Montana supreme court is requested to update the definition of "legal holiday" in its rules of
civil procedure to reflect the provisions of [section 1].
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Notification
to tribal governments. The secretary of state shall send a copy
of [this act] to each federally recognized tribal government in Montana.