Full Text

of the proposed Repair Florida's Legal Holidays Bill

The draft bill would update an existing statute. Please note that this language may change if and when it makes its way through the state legislature. We will do our best to keep the language on this page current.

Florida Senate – 2021
A bill to be entitled
An act relating to legal holidays; amending s. 683.01, F.S.; redesignating the legal holidays of the Birthday of Robert E. Lee, Pascua Florida Day, Confederate Memorial Day, the Birthday of Jefferson Davis, and Columbus Day and Farmers’ Day as John Lewis Advance Voting Rights Day, Pascua Florida Indigenous Peoples’ of Florida Day, Remembrance of Slave Ancestors Day, Juneteenth Month Jubilee, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Small Farms Day, respectively; providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. Paragraphs (d), (i), (j), (l), and (p) of subsection (1) of section 683.01, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
683.01 Legal holidays.—
(1) The legal holidays, which are also public holidays, are the following:
(d) John Lewis Advance Voting Rights Day Birthday of Robert E. Lee, January 19.
(i) Pascua Florida Indigenous Peoples’ of Florida Day, April 2.
(j) Remembrance of Slave Ancestors Day Confederate Memorial Day, April 26.
(l) Juneteenth Month Jubilee Birthday of Jefferson Davis, June 3.
(p) Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Small Farms Day Columbus Day and Farmers’ Day, the second Monday in October.

Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.


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