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 1        AN ACT concerning State holidays.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The State Commemorative Dates Act is  amended
 5    by adding Section 115 as follows:

 6        (5 ILCS 490/115 new)
 7        Sec. 115.  General Election Day.  The date established by
 8    the  Election  Code as the date of the general election shall
 9    be a legal holiday to be known as General Election Day.

10        Section 10.  The  School  Code  is  amended  by  changing
11    Section 24-2 as follows:

12        (105 ILCS 5/24-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 24-2)
13        Sec.  24-2.  Holidays.  Teachers shall not be required to
14    teach on  Saturdays;  nor  shall  teachers  or  other  school
15    employees,  other than noncertificated school employees whose
16    presence is necessary because of  an  emergency  or  for  the
17    continued  operation  and maintenance of school facilities or
18    property, be required to work on legal school holidays, which
19    are January 1, New Year's Day; the third Monday  in  January,
20    the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; February 12, the
21    Birthday  of  President  Abraham Lincoln; the first Monday in
22    March (to be  known  as  Casimir  Pulaski's  birthday);  Good
23    Friday;  the  day  designated as Memorial Day by federal law;
24    July 4, Independence Day;  the  first  Monday  in  September,
25    Labor  Day;  the  second Monday in October, Columbus Day; the
26    date established by the Election Code  as  the  date  of  the
27    general   election,   General   Election  Day;  November  11,
28    Veteran's Day;  the  Thursday  in  November  commonly  called
29    Thanksgiving  Day;  and  December  25, Christmas Day.  School

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 1    boards may grant special holidays whenever in their  judgment
 2    such  action  is  advisable,  except  that no school board or
 3    board of education may designate  or  observe  as  a  special
 4    holiday  on  which teachers or other school employees are not
 5    required to work the days  on  which  general  elections  for
 6    members of the Illinois House of Representatives are held. No
 7    deduction  shall  be  made from the time or compensation of a
 8    school employee on account of any legal or special holiday.
 9        Commemorative   holidays,   which   recognize   specified
10    patriotic, civic, cultural or historical persons, activities,
11    or events, are regular school  days.  Commemorative  holidays
12    are:  January  28  (to  be known as Christa McAuliffe Day and
13    observed as a commemoration of space  exploration),  February
14    15 (the birthday of Susan B. Anthony), March 29 (Viet Nam War
15    Veterans Day), the school day immediately preceding Veteran's
16    Day  (Korean  War  Veterans  Day), October 1 (Recycling Day),
17    December 7  (Pearl  Harbor  Veterans  Day)  and  any  day  so
18    appointed  by  the  President or Governor.  School boards may
19    establish commemorative holidays whenever in  their  judgment
20    such   action  is  advisable.  School  boards  shall  include
21    instruction relative to commemorated persons, activities,  or
22    events  on  the  commemorative  holiday  or at any other time
23    during the school year and at any  point  in  the  curriculum
24    when  such  instruction  may be deemed appropriate. The State
25    Board of Education shall prepare and make available to school
26    boards  instructional  materials  relative  to   commemorated
27    persons,  activities,  or  events which may be used by school
28    boards in conjunction with any instruction provided  pursuant
29    to this paragraph.
30        City of Chicago School District 299 shall observe March 4
31    of  each year as a commemorative holiday.  This holiday shall
32    be known as Mayors' Day which shall be a day  to  commemorate
33    and  be  reminded of the past Chief Executive Officers of the
34    City of Chicago, and in particular the late Mayor Richard  J.
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 1    Daley and the late Mayor Harold Washington.  If March 4 falls
 2    on a Saturday or Sunday, Mayors' Day shall be observed on the
 3    following Monday.
 4    (Source:  P.A.  89-610,  eff.  8-6-96;  89-622,  eff. 8-9-96;
 5    90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

 6        Section 15.  The Promissory Note and Bank Holiday Act  is
 7    amended by changing Section 17 as follows:

 8        (205 ILCS 630/17) (from Ch. 17, par. 2201)
 9        Sec. 17. Holidays.
10        (a)  The  following  days  shall be legal holidays in the
11    State of Illinois upon which day  a  bank  may,  but  is  not
12    required to, remain closed:
13        the first day of January (New Year's Day);
14        the  third Monday in January (observance of Martin Luther
15    King, Jr.'s birthday);
16        the twelfth day in February (Abraham Lincoln's birthday);
17        the third Monday in February (Presidents Day);
18        the  first  Monday  in  March  (observance   of   Casimir
19    Pulaski's birthday);
20        the Friday preceding Easter Sunday (Good Friday);
21        the last Monday of May (Memorial Day);
22        the fourth day of July (Independence Day);
23        the first Monday in September (Labor Day);
24        the second Monday in October (Columbus Day);
25        the  date established by the Election Code as the date of
26    the general election (General Election Day);
27        the eleventh day of November (Veterans' Day);
28        the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day);
29        the twenty-fifth day in December (Christmas Day);
30        the days upon which the general elections for members  of
31    the House of Representatives are held, and any day proclaimed
32    by  the  Governor  of this State as a legal holiday.  From 12
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 1    o'clock noon to 12 o'clock midnight of each Saturday shall be
 2    considered a half holiday.  In addition to such holidays  and
 3    half-holidays,  a  bank  may  select  one  day of the week to
 4    remain closed, as provided in subsection (b) of this Section.
 5        (b)  Any bank doing business within this State may select
 6    any one day of the week to remain closed on a  regular  basis
 7    upon  adoption  of  a resolution by the board of directors of
 8    such bank designating the day selected and  upon  filing  and
 9    publishing a copy of such resolution as hereinafter required.
10    Any such resolution shall be deemed effective for the purpose
11    of  this  Section  only  when a copy thereof, certified by an
12    officer having charge of the records of such bank,  is  filed
13    with the Recorder of the county in which such bank is located
14    and  published  once  each  week  for 3 successive weeks in a
15    newspaper  of  general  circulation  in  such  county.   Such
16    publication shall be accomplished by, and at the expense  of,
17    the  bank,  and  the bank shall submit to the Commissioner of
18    Banks and Real Estate such evidence of the publication as the
19    Commissioner shall  deem  appropriate.   Any  such  selection
20    shall  remain  in  full  force and effect until a copy of the
21    later resolution of the board  of  directors  of  such  bank,
22    certified  in  like  manner, terminating or altering any such
23    prior selection shall be filed  and  published  in  the  same
24    manner as such prior resolution.
25        (c)  If  an  occasion  arises when a state bank wishes to
26    remain closed on a particular day, other than a day on  which
27    the  bank has selected to remain closed on a regular basis as
28    provided in this Section, such state bank may  remain  closed
29    on such an occasion after first sending to the Commissioner a
30    copy  of  a  resolution  adopted  by  the  board of directors
31    authorizing the bank to remain closed on  such  occasion  and
32    notice  of the intent to remain closed on such occasion shall
33    be conspicuously posted in the  lobby  of  the  main  banking
34    office  and any branches of such bank for at least 3 weeks in
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 1    advance of such occasion.   Any  day  which  any  bank  doing
 2    business  within  the  State  shall  select  to remain closed
 3    pursuant to this Section shall, with respect to such bank, be
 4    treated and considered as a Sunday.
 5        (d)  All legal holidays, the half holidays  and  any  day
 6    selected  by a bank doing business within the State to remain
 7    closed, shall, for all purposes whatsoever,  as  regards  the
 8    presenting  for  payment  or  acceptance,  the  maturity  and
 9    protesting  and  giving of notice of the dishonor of bills of
10    exchange,  bank  checks  and  promissory  notes   and   other
11    negotiable  or commercial paper or instrument, be treated and
12    considered as a  Sunday.  When  any  such  holidays  fall  on
13    Sunday,   the   Monday  next  following  shall  be  held  and
14    considered such holiday. All notes, bills, drafts, checks  or
15    other  evidence  of  indebtedness, falling due or maturing on
16    either of such days, shall be deemed as due or maturing  upon
17    the  day  following,  and  when  2 or more of these days come
18    together, or immediately succeeding  each  other,  then  such
19    instruments,  paper or indebtedness shall be deemed as due or
20    having matured on the day following the last of such days.
21        (e)  Any act authorized,  required  or  permitted  to  be
22    performed at or by or with respect to any bank doing business
23    within  the  State  on  a day which it has selected to remain
24    closed under this Section may be so  performed  on  the  next
25    succeeding business day and no liability or loss of rights of
26    any kind shall result from such delay.
27        (f)  Nothing  in  this Act shall in any manner affect the
28    validity  of,  or  render  void  or  voidable,  the  payment,
29    certification, or acceptance of a check or  other  negotiable
30    instrument, or any other transaction by a bank in this State,
31    because  done  or performed on any Saturday, Sunday, holiday,
32    or any day selected by a bank to remain closed, or during any
33    time other than regular banking hours; but no  bank  in  this
34    State,  which  by law or custom is entitled to remain open or
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 1    to close for the whole or any part of any day selected by  it
 2    to  remain  open  or  to  close, is compelled to close, or to
 3    remain open for the transaction of business or to perform any
 4    of the acts or  transactions  aforesaid  except  at  its  own
 5    option.
 6    (Source:  P.A.  89-508,  eff.  7-3-96;  89-567, eff. 7-26-96;
 7    90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

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