…or common sense, for that matter. Another salvo, as Representative Rick Brattin (r) prefiled a bill:
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1109
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BRATTIN (Sponsor), BAHR, DAVIS, BERRY, CURTMAN, POLLOCK AND WHITE (Co-sponsors).
4748L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 9, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to federal holidays.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 9, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 9.015, to read as follows:
9.015. No state or local governmental entity, public building, public park, public school, or public setting or place shall ban or otherwise restrict the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday.
[emphasis in original]
In case you’re wondering, here are the Federal holidays for 2012, from the Office of Personnel Management:
Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the following public holidays for Federal employees. Please note that most Federal employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule. For these employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday — Saturday or Sunday — the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).
Monday, January 2* New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 20** Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Monday, November 12*** Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day
Anyone think that right wingnut republicans are really, really interested in enforcing the celebration of Labor Day across the state?
Eliminates the prevailing wage in Missouri
Sponsor: White, Bill (129)
Co-Sponsor: Kelley, Mike (126) … et al.
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2012
LR Number: 4120L.01I
Last Action: 12/19/2011 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1089
I haven’t noticed anyone complaining about New Year’s, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Veterans Day. It’s got to be something else.
Then, there is the Addams Family take on Thanksgiving. That would make for an interesting presentation for that Federal holiday.