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AB-55 State holidays: Native American Day.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  February 19, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 55


Introduced by Assembly Member Roger Hernández
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Quirk-Silva)

January 07, 2013


An act to amend Sections 7.1, 1689.5, 1689.24, 1695.1, and 1812.303 of the Civil Code, to amend Sections 37220.7, 45203, 79020, and 88203 of the Education Code, and to amend Sections 6700, 6712, 19853, and 19853.1 Section 6700 of the Government Code, relating to holidays.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 55, as amended, Roger Hernández. State holidays: Native American Day.
Existing law recognizes various holidays. Existing law requires the Governor to proclaim annually the 4th Friday in September to be Native American Day.
This bill would recognize the 4th Friday in September as a state holiday to be known as Native American Day.

Existing law establishes specified state holidays, including Columbus Day, which is celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October. Existing law provides that state employees are entitled to specified holidays unless these provisions are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding, in which case that memorandum controls, as specified. Existing law defines specified days as business days for the purposes of certain contracts, including home solicitation contracts, and excepts Columbus Day from this definition. Existing law requires the Governor to proclaim annually the 4th Friday in September to be Native American Day. Existing law authorizes public schools and junior colleges, pursuant to memoranda of understanding, to be closed on Native American Day, and authorizes public school and community colleges to provide, pursuant to memoranda of understanding, a paid holiday on Native American Day to specified classified employees. Existing law permits a state employee, as defined, to elect to receive 8 hours of holiday credit for Native American Day in lieu of receiving 8 hours of personal holiday credit, as specified.

This bill would require that the Governor proclaim the 2nd Monday in October as Native American Day. The bill would eliminate references to Columbus Day in the provisions described above and, instead, apply Native American Day to those provisions. The bill would provide that the 2nd Monday in October is a holiday for state employees, would delete provisions permitting a state employee to elect to receive holiday credit for Native American Day in lieu of personal holiday credit, as described above, and would set forth specified legislative findings and declarations relative to recognizing and honoring Native American Day.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(a) As the original peoples of our nation and state, Native Americans have provided extensive historical contributions to the State of California. For more than 12,000 years, Native Americans have inhabited, preserved, and cultivated this land that ultimately became the Golden State. To this day, several iconic regions in California, from Lake Tahoe to Malibu, are named after native origin.
(b) The resiliency of Native American peoples is a profound statement of their strength. Even in light of egregious injustices and genocide, Native Americans have remained a constant presence, with California being home to the largest population of Native Americans in the country’s 50 states. In honor of the contributions and endurance of Native Americans, the Legislature declares the fourth Friday of September to be the state holiday of Native American Day.

SEC. 2.

 Section 6700 of the Government Code is amended to read:

6700.
 The holidays in this state are:
(a) Every Sunday.
(b) January 1st.
(c) The third Monday in January, known as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.”
(d) February 12th, known as “Lincoln Day.”
(e) The third Monday in February.
(f) March 31st known as “Cesar Chavez Day.”
(g) The last Monday in May.
(h) July 4th.
(i) The first Monday in September.
(j) September 9th, known as “Admission Day.”
(k) The fourth Friday in September, known as “Native American Day.”

(k)

(l) The second Monday in October, known as “Columbus Day.”

(l)

(m) November 11th, known as “Veterans Day.”

(m)

(n) December 25th.

(n)

(o) Good Friday from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

(o)

(p) Every day appointed by the President or Governor for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday.
Except for the Thursday in November appointed as Thanksgiving Day, this subdivision and subdivisions (c) and (f) shall not apply to a city, county, or district unless made applicable by charter, or by ordinance or resolution of the governing body thereof.
If the provisions of this section are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if those provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

SECTION 1.

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)In order to recognize the genocide inflicted upon Native Americans and their removal from their ancestral lands, and to acknowledge the numerous contributions made by Native Americans to California and the nation, the second Monday in October, previously known as Columbus Day, shall be known as Native American Day.

(b)In order to honor and recognize Native American Day with the dignity and distinction that it deserves, this act grants state employees a holiday on the second Monday in October. Local agencies, including counties, cities, special districts, and school districts, acting appropriately through the collective bargaining process, may provide their employees with a paid holiday on the second Monday in October so that Native American Day may be appropriately honored throughout the state.

SEC. 2.Section 7.1 of the Civil Code is amended to read:
7.1.

Optional bank holidays within the meaning of Section 9 are:

(a)Any closing of a bank because of an extraordinary situation, as that term is defined in the Bank Extraordinary Situation Closing Act (Chapter 20 (commencing with Section 3600) of Division 1 of the Financial Code).

(b)Every Saturday.

(c)Every Sunday.

(d)January 1st.

(e)The third Monday in January, known as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.”

(f)February 12, known as “Lincoln Day.”

(g)The third Monday in February.

(h)The last Monday in May.

(i)July 4th.

(j)The first Monday in September.

(k)September 9th, known as “Admission Day.”

(l)The second Monday in October, known as “Native American Day.”

(m)November 11th, known as “Veteran’s Day.”

(n)December 25th.

(o)Good Friday from 12 noon until closing.

(p)The Thursday in November appointed as “Thanksgiving Day.”

(q)Any Monday following any Sunday on which January 1st, February 12th, July 4th, September 9th, November 11th, or December 25th falls.

(r)Any Friday preceding any Saturday on which July 4th, September 9th, or December 25th falls.

SEC. 3.Section 1689.5 of the Civil Code is amended to read:
1689.5.

As used in Sections 1689.6 to 1689.11, inclusive, and in Section 1689.14:

(a)“Home solicitation contract or offer” means any contract, whether single or multiple, or any offer that is subject to approval, for the sale, lease, or rental of goods or services or both, made at other than appropriate trade premises in an amount of twenty-five dollars ($25) or more, including any interest or service charges. “Home solicitation contract” does not include any contract under which the buyer has the right to rescind pursuant to Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 125 of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (P.L. 90-321) and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

(b)“Appropriate trade premises,” means premises where either the owner or seller normally carries on a business, or where goods are normally offered or exposed for sale in the course of a business carried on at those premises.

(c)“Goods” means tangible chattels bought for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, including certificates or coupons exchangeable for these goods, and including goods that, at the time of the sale or subsequently, are to be so affixed to real property as to become a part of the real property whether or not severable therefrom, but does not include any vehicle required to be registered under the Vehicle Code, nor any goods sold with this vehicle if sold under a contract governed by Section 2982, and does not include any mobilehome, as defined in Section 18008 of the Health and Safety Code, nor any goods sold with this mobilehome if either are sold under a contract subject to Section 18036.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

(d)“Services” means work, labor and services, including, but not limited to, services furnished in connection with the repair, restoration, alteration, or improvement of residential premises, or services furnished in connection with the sale or repair of goods as defined in Section 1802.1, and courses of instruction, regardless of the purpose for which they are taken, but does not include the services of attorneys, real estate brokers and salesmen, securities dealers or investment counselors, physicians, optometrists, or dentists, nor financial services offered by banks, savings institutions, credit unions, industrial loan companies, personal property brokers, consumer finance lenders, or commercial finance lenders, organized pursuant to state or federal law, that are not connected with the sale of goods or services, as defined herein, nor the sale of insurance that is not connected with the sale of goods or services as defined herein, nor services in connection with the sale or installation of mobilehomes or of goods sold with a mobilehome if either are sold or installed under a contract subject to Section 18036.5 of the Health and Safety Code, nor services for which the tariffs, rates, charges, costs, or expenses, including in each instance the time sale price, is required by law to be filed with and approved by the federal government or any official, department, division, commission, or agency of the United States or of the state.

(e)“Business day” means any calendar day except Sunday, or the following business holidays: New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Native American Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

(f)This section shall become operative on January 1, 2006.

SEC. 4.Section 1689.24 of the Civil Code is amended to read:
1689.24.

As used in Sections 1689.20 to 1689.23, inclusive:

(a)“Seminar sales solicitation contract or offer” means any contract, whether single or multiple, or any offer that is subject to approval, for the sale, lease, or rental of goods or services or both, made using selling techniques in a seminar setting in an amount of twenty-five dollars ($25) or more, including any interest or service charges. “Seminar sales solicitation contract” does not include any contract under which the buyer has the right to rescind pursuant to Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 125 of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (P.L. 90-321) and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto or any contract which contains a written and dated statement signed by the prospective buyer stating that the negotiation between the parties was initiated by the prospective buyer.

(b)“Seminar setting” means premises other than the residence of the buyer.

(c)“Goods” means tangible chattels bought for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, including certificates or coupons exchangeable for these goods, and including goods which, at the time of the sale or subsequently, are to be so affixed to real property as to become a part of the real property whether or not severable therefrom, but does not include any vehicle required to be registered under the Vehicle Code, nor any goods sold with a vehicle if sold under a contract governed by Section 2982, and does not include any mobilehome, as defined in Section 18008 of the Health and Safety Code, nor any goods sold with a mobilehome if either are sold under a contract subject to Section 18036.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

(d)“Services” means work, labor and services, including, but not limited to, services furnished in connection with the repair, alteration, or improvement of residential premises, or services furnished in connection with the sale or repair of goods as defined in Section 1802.1, and courses of instruction, regardless of the purpose for which they are taken, but does not include the services of attorneys, real estate brokers and salesmen, securities dealers or investment counselors, physicians, optometrists, or dentists, nor financial services offered by banks, savings institutions, credit unions, industrial loan companies, personal property brokers, consumer finance lenders, or commercial finance lenders, organized pursuant to state or federal law, which are not connected with the sale of goods or services, as defined herein, nor the sale of insurance which is not connected with the sale of goods or services as defined herein, nor services in connection with the sale or installation of mobilehomes or of goods sold with a mobilehome if either are sold or installed under a contract subject to Section 18036.5 of the Health and Safety Code, nor services for which the tariffs, rates, charges, costs, or expenses, including in each instance the time sale price, is required by law to be filed with and approved by the federal government or any official, department, division, commission, or agency of the United States or of the State of California.

(e)“Business day” means any calendar day except Sunday, or the following business holidays: New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Native American Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

SEC. 5.Section 1695.1 of the Civil Code is amended to read:
1695.1.

The following definitions apply to this chapter:

(a)“Equity purchaser” means any person who acquires title to any residence in foreclosure, except a person who acquires such title as follows:

(1)For the purpose of using such property as a personal residence.

(2)By a deed in lieu of foreclosure of any voluntary lien or encumbrance of record.

(3)By a deed from a trustee acting under the power of sale contained in a deed of trust or mortgage at a foreclosure sale conducted pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 2920) of Chapter 2 of Title 14 of Part 4 of Division 3.

(4)At any sale of property authorized by statute.

(5)By order or judgment of any court.

(6)From a spouse, blood relative, or blood relative of a spouse.

(b)“Residence in foreclosure” and “residential real property in foreclosure” means residential real property consisting of one- to four-family dwelling units, one of which the owner occupies as his or her principal place of residence, and against which there is an outstanding notice of default, recorded pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 2920) of Chapter 2 of Title 14 of Part 4 of Division 3.

(c)“Equity seller” means any seller of a residence in foreclosure.

(d)“Business day” means any calendar day except Sunday, or the following business holidays: New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Native American Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

(e)“Contract” means any offer or any contract, agreement, or arrangement, or any term thereof, between an equity purchaser and equity seller incident to the sale of a residence in foreclosure.

(f)“Property owner” means the record title owner of the residential real property in foreclosure at the time the notice of default was recorded.

SEC. 6.Section 1812.303 of the Civil Code is amended to read:
1812.303.

(a)A membership camping contract shall be written in the same language as that principally used in any oral sales presentation (e.g., Spanish). A membership camping contract shall be dated, signed by the purchaser, and contain, in immediate proximity to the space reserved for the signature of the purchaser, a conspicuous statement in a size equal to at least 10-point bold type, as follows:  “You, the purchaser, may cancel this contract at any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of the transaction. See an explanation of this right as set forth in this contract or on the attached notice of cancellation form.”  In the alternative the notice of cancellation as set forth in subdivision (b) may be placed in immediate proximity to the signature line of the contract in lieu of the foregoing statement.

(b)The contract shall be accompanied by a completed form in duplicate, captioned “Notice of Cancellation”, which shall be attached to the contract and easily detachable. In the alternative, the seller may include all of the cancellation information on the contract and provide the consumer with a carbon copy which may be retained after cancellation. Both shall contain, in type of at least 10-point, the following statement written in the same language as used in the contract:

“Notice of Cancellation”

“You may cancel this contract, without any penalty or obligation, within three business days from the date the contract is executed.

“To cancel this contract, mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of this cancellation notice or a copy of this contract if it contains the cancellation instructions, or any other written notice, or send a telegram to

(Name of seller), at

(Address of seller’s place of business)

not later than midnight of (Date) .

I hereby cancel this transaction (Date) .

(Purchaser’s signature)

“With the notice of cancellation, or separately if a telegram is sent, you must return the original membership camping contract, membership card and all other evidence of membership to the seller. You should promptly return these documents with the notice of cancellation, or separately if a telegram is sent. Failure to send the documents promptly could delay your refund. You should retain for your records one copy of the cancellation notice, or a carbon of the contract when it provides the cancellation information, or other writing showing intent to cancel. Mailing by ordinary mail is adequate but certified mail return receipt requested is recommended.”

(c)On the date of purchase the membership camping operator shall provide the purchaser with a copy of the contract and duplicate of the notice of cancellation. The membership camping operator shall inform the purchaser orally of the right to cancel at the time the contract is executed.

(d)Within 20 days after the membership camping operator receives a notice of cancellation, the membership camping contract, the membership card and all other evidence of purchase or membership, the membership camping operator shall refund to the purchaser any sums paid as a deposit, downpayment or other payment therefor. If the purchaser does not promptly return the evidence of membership, the 20-day period shall be extended until such evidence of membership is returned.

(e)Until the membership camping operator has complied with this section, the purchaser shall have the right to cancel the contract.

(f)“Business day” means any calendar day except Sunday, or the following business holidays: New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Native American Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

SEC. 7.Section 37220.7 of the Education Code is amended to read:
37220.7.

(a)In addition to the holidays prescribed in Section 37220, public schools may be closed on the second Monday in October, known as “Native American Day,” if the governing board, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, agrees to close schools for that purpose.

(b)On the second Monday in October, or, if schools are closed on that date as specified in subdivision (a), on an alternate day determined by the governing board, public schools and educational institutions throughout this state may include exercises, funded through existing resources, commemorating and directing attention to the many contributions that Native Americans have made to this country. The State Board of Education may adopt a model curriculum guide to be available for use by public schools for exercises related to Native American Day.

SEC. 8.Section 45203 of the Education Code is amended to read:
45203.

All probationary or permanent employees that are a part of the classified service shall be entitled to the following paid holidays provided they are in a paid status during any portion of the working day immediately preceding or succeeding the holiday: January 1, February 12 known as “Lincoln Day,” the third Monday in February known as “Washington Day,” the last Monday in May known as “Memorial Day,” July 4, the first Monday in September known as “Labor Day,” November 11 known as “Veterans Day,” that Thursday in November proclaimed by the President as “Thanksgiving Day,” December 25, every day appointed by the President, or the Governor of this state, as provided for in subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 37220 for a public fast, thanksgiving or holiday, or any day declared a holiday under Section 1318 or 37222 for classified or certificated employees. School recesses during the Christmas, Easter, and mid-February periods shall not be considered holidays for classified employees who are normally required to work during that period. However, this shall not be construed as affecting vacation rights specified in this section.

Regular employees of the district who are not normally assigned to duty during the school holidays of December 25 and January 1 shall be paid for those two holidays provided that they were in a paid status during any portion of the working day of their normal assignment immediately preceding or succeeding the holiday period.

When a holiday listed in this section falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be deemed to be the holiday in lieu of the day observed. When a holiday listed in this section falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be deemed to be the holiday in lieu of the day observed. When a classified employee is required to work on any of these holidays, he or she shall be paid compensation, or given compensating time off, for such work, in addition to the regular pay received for the holiday, at the rate of time and one-half the employee’s regular rate of pay.

The provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 37220) of Chapter 2 of Part 22 shall not be construed to in any way limit the provisions of this section, nor shall anything in this section be construed to prohibit the governing board from adopting separate work schedules for the certificated and the classified services, or from providing holiday pay for employees who have not been in paid status on the days specified herein. Notwithstanding the adoption of separate work schedules for the certificated and the classified services, on any schoolday during which pupils would otherwise have been in attendance but are not and for which certificated personnel receive regular pay, classified personnel shall also receive regular pay whether or not they are required to report for duty that day.

In addition to the other paid holidays specified in this section, the classified service may be entitled to a paid holiday on March 31 known as “Cesar Chavez Day,” and a paid holiday on the second Monday in October known as “Native American Day,” provided they are in a paid status during any portion of the working day immediately preceding or succeeding the holiday, if the governing board, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, agrees to the paid holiday.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 6 (commencing with Section 45240).

SEC. 9.Section 79020 of the Education Code is amended to read:
79020.

Except as otherwise provided the community colleges shall continue in session or close on specified holidays as follows:

(a)The community colleges shall close on January 1st, the third Monday in January, commencing in the 1989–90 fiscal year, known as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,” February 12th known as “Lincoln Day,” the third Monday in February known as “Washington Day,” the last Monday in May known as “Memorial Day,” July 4th, the first Monday in September known as “Labor Day,” November 11th known as “Veterans Day,” that Thursday in November proclaimed by the President as “Thanksgiving Day,” and December 25th.

(b)Any contractual provision between any community college district and its employees in effect on the effective date of the act that adds this subdivision shall prevail over any conflict regarding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day until the termination date of the contract or upon termination by mutual agreement of the parties, whichever occurs first.

(c)The Governor in appointing any other day for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday may provide whether the community colleges shall close on the day. If the Governor does not provide whether the community colleges shall close, they shall continue in session on all special or limited holidays appointed by the Governor, but shall close on all other days appointed by the Governor for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday.

(d)The community colleges shall close on every day appointed by the President as a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday, unless it is a special or limited holiday.

(e)The community colleges shall continue in session on all legal holidays other than those designated by or pursuant to this section, and shall hold proper exercises commemorating the day.

(f)When any of the holidays on which the schools would be closed fall on Sunday, the community colleges shall close on the Monday following, except that (1) if Lincoln Day falls on a Sunday, the community colleges may observe this holiday on the preceding or following Friday, the following Monday, or the following Tuesday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a) where applicable, or (2) if Lincoln Day falls on a Monday, the community colleges may observe this holiday on the preceding or following Friday, that Monday, or the following Tuesday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a) where applicable.

(g)When any of the holidays on which the schools would be closed, except Lincoln Day, fall on Saturday, the community colleges shall close on the preceding Friday, and that Friday shall be declared a state holiday.

(h)If any holiday on which the community colleges are required to close pursuant to subdivision (a) occurs under federal law on a date different than the date specified in subdivision (a), the governing board of any community college district may close the community colleges of the district on the date recognized by federal law and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a).

(i)When Veterans Day would fall on Tuesday, the governing board of a community college district may close the colleges on the preceding Monday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a). When Veterans Day would fall on Wednesday, the governing board of a community college district may close the colleges on either the preceding Monday or the following Friday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a). When Veterans Day would fall on Thursday, the governing board of a community college district may close the colleges on the following Friday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a).

(j)When Lincoln Day would fall on Tuesday, the governing board of a community college district may close the colleges on the preceding Monday, the preceding Friday, or the following Friday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a) where appropriate. When Lincoln Day would fall on Wednesday, the governing board of a community college district may close the colleges on the preceding Monday, the preceding Friday, or the following Friday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a). When Lincoln Day would fall on Thursday, the governing board of a community college district may close the colleges on the preceding Friday or the following Friday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a). When Lincoln Day falls on Saturday, the governing board of a community college district may close the colleges on the preceding Friday or the following Friday, and maintain classes on the date specified in subdivision (a) where appropriate.

(k)In addition to the holidays specified in subdivision (a), a community college may close on March 31 known as “Cesar Chavez Day” if the governing board, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, agrees to close the community college for that purpose.

(l)In addition to the holidays specified in subdivision (a), a community college may close on the second Monday in October known as “Native American Day” if the governing board, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, agrees to close the community college for that purpose.

(m)This section shall not be interpreted as authorizing a community college district governing board to maintain community colleges in its district for a lesser number of days during the college year than the minimum established by law.

SEC. 10.Section 88203 of the Education Code is amended to read:
88203.

All probationary or permanent employees who are part of the classified service shall be entitled to the following paid holidays if they are in a paid status during any portion of the working day immediately preceding or succeeding the holiday: January 1, February 12 known as “Lincoln Day,” the third Monday in February known as “Washington Day,” the last Monday in May known as “Memorial Day,” July 4, the first Monday in September known as “Labor Day,” November 11 known as “Veterans Day,” that Thursday in November proclaimed by the President as “Thanksgiving Day,” December 25, every day appointed by the President, or the Governor of this state, as provided for in subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 79020 for a public fast, thanksgiving or holiday, or any day declared a holiday under Section 1318 for classified or academic employees. College recesses during the Christmas and Easter periods shall not be considered holidays for classified employees who are normally required to work during that period; provided, however, that this shall not be construed as affecting vacation rights specified in this section.

Regular employees of the district who are not normally assigned to duty during the college holidays of December 25 and January 1 shall be paid for those two holidays if they were in a paid status during any portion of the working day of their normal assignment immediately preceding or succeeding the holiday period.

When a holiday herein listed falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be deemed to be the holiday in lieu of the day observed. When a holiday herein listed falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be deemed to be the holiday in lieu of the day observed. When a classified employee is required to work on any of said holidays, he or she shall be paid compensation, or given compensating time off, for such work, in addition to the regular pay received for the holiday, at the rate of time and one-half his or her regular rate of pay.

Article 3 (commencing with Section 79020) of Chapter 8 of Part 48 of this division shall not be construed to in any way limit this section, nor shall anything in this section be construed to prohibit the governing board from adopting separate work schedules for the academic and the classified services, or from providing holiday pay for employees who have not been in paid status on the days specified herein. Notwithstanding the adoption of separate work schedules for the academic and the classified services, on any schoolday during which students would otherwise have been in attendance, but are not and for which faculty receive regular pay, classified personnel shall also receive regular pay whether or not they are required to report for duty that day.

In addition to the other paid holidays specified in this section, the classified service may be entitled to a paid holiday on March 31 known as “Cesar Chavez Day” and a paid holiday on the second Monday in October known as “Native American Day,” if they are in a paid status during any portion of the working day immediately preceding or succeeding the holiday, if the governing board, pursuant to a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540) of Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, agrees to the paid holiday.

This section shall apply to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 3 (commencing with Section 88060).

SEC. 11.Section 6700 of the Government Code is amended to read:
6700.

The holidays in this state are:

(a)Every Sunday.

(b)January 1st.

(c)The third Monday in January, known as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.”

(d)February 12th, known as “Lincoln Day.”

(e)The third Monday in February.

(f)March 31st known as “Cesar Chavez Day.”

(g)The last Monday in May.

(h)July 4th.

(i)The first Monday in September.

(j)September 9th, known as “Admission Day.”

(k)The second Monday in October, known as “Native American Day.”

(l)November 11th, known as “Veterans Day.”

(m)December 25th.

(n)Good Friday from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

(o)Every day appointed by the President or Governor for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday.

Except for the Thursday in November appointed as Thanksgiving Day, this subdivision and subdivisions (c) and (f) shall not apply to a city, county, or district unless made applicable by charter, or by ordinance or resolution of the governing body thereof.

If the provisions of this section are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if those provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

SEC. 12.Section 6712 of the Government Code is amended to read:
6712.

The Governor shall proclaim annually the second Monday in October to be “Native American Day.”

SEC. 13.Section 19853 of the Government Code is amended to read:
19853.

(a)All state employees shall be entitled to the following holidays: January 1, the third Monday in January, the third Monday in February, March 31, the last Monday in May, July 4, the first Monday in September, the second Monday in October, November 11, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, December 25, the day chosen by an employee pursuant to Section 19854, and every day appointed by the Governor of this state for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday.

(b)If a day listed in this subdivision falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be deemed to be the holiday in lieu of the day observed. If November 11 falls upon a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be deemed to be the holiday in lieu of the day observed.

(c)Any state employee who may be required to work on any of the holidays included in this section, and who does work on any of these holidays, shall be entitled to receive straight-time pay and eight hours of holiday credit.

(d)For the purpose of computing the number of hours worked, time when an employee is excused from work because of holidays, sick leave, vacation, annual leave, compensating time off, or any other leave shall not be considered as time worked by the employee for the purpose of computing cash compensation for overtime or compensating time off for overtime.

(e)Persons employed on less than a full-time basis shall receive holidays in accordance with the Department of Human Resources rules.

(f)If subdivision (a), (c), or (d) is in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding executed or amended pursuant to Section 3517.5 on or after February 1, 2009, or the date that the act adding this section takes effect, whichever is later, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if those provisions of the memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

(g)This section shall become operative on February 1, 2009, or the date that the act adding this section takes effect, whichever is later.

SEC. 14.Section 19853.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:
19853.1.

(a)Notwithstanding Section 19853, this section shall apply to state employees in State Bargaining Unit 5.

(b)Except as provided in subdivision (c), all employees shall be entitled to the following holidays: January 1, the third Monday in January, the third Monday in February, March 31, the last Monday in May, July 4, the first Monday in September, the second Monday in October, November 11, the day after Thanksgiving, December 25, and every day appointed by the Governor of this state for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday.

If a day listed in this subdivision falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be deemed to be the holiday in lieu of the day observed. If November 11 falls upon a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be deemed to be the holiday in lieu of the day observed. Any employee who may be required to work on any of the holidays included in this section and who does work on any of these holidays shall be entitled to be paid compensation or given compensating time off for that work in accordance with his or her classification’s assigned workweek group.

(c)If the provisions of subdivision (b) are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Section 3517.5, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if the provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

(d)Any employee who either is excluded from the definition of state employee in subdivision (c) of Section 3513, or is a nonelected officer or employee of the executive branch of government who is not a member of the civil service, is entitled to the following holidays, with pay, in addition to any official state holiday appointed by the Governor:

(1)January 1, the third Monday in January, the third Monday in February, March 31, the last Monday in May, July 4, the first Monday in September, November 11, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and December 25.

(2)When November 11 falls on a Saturday, employees shall be entitled to the preceding Friday as a holiday with pay.

(3)When a holiday, other than a personal holiday, falls on a Saturday, an employee shall, regardless of whether he or she works on the holiday, accrue only an additional eight hours of personal holiday credit per fiscal year for the holiday. The holiday credit shall be accrued on the actual date of the holiday and shall be used within the same fiscal year.

(4)When a holiday other than a personal holiday falls on Sunday, employees shall be entitled to the following Monday as a holiday with pay.

(5)Employees who are required to work on a holiday shall be entitled to pay or compensating time off for this work in accordance with their classification’s assigned workweek group.

(6)Persons employed on less than a full-time basis shall receive holidays in accordance with the Department of Human Resources rules.

(e)This section shall become effective with regard to the March 31 holiday only when the Department of Human Resources notifies the Legislature that the language contained in this section has been agreed to by all exclusive representatives, and the Department of Human Resources authorizes this holiday to be applied to employees designated as excluded from the Ralph C. Dills Act (Chapter 10.3 (commencing with Section 3512), Division 4, Title 1), and the necessary statutes are amended to reflect this change.