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Introduced in Senate (08/05/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1969


To designate Federal election day as a public holiday.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 5, 2015

Mr. Sanders introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To designate Federal election day as a public holiday.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Democracy Day Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Federal election day as a public holiday.

(a) In general.—Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the matter relating to Columbus Day, the following undesignated paragraph:

“Federal Election Day, the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—Section 241(b) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 20981(b)) is amended—

(1) by striking paragraph (10); and

(2) by redesignating paragraphs (11) through (19) as paragraphs (10) through (18), respectively.


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