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2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
State Offices Closed for Veterans Day
Preliminary Draft - Not Ready For Introduction
March 16, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Roth, Harsdorf, Vukmir, Testin,
Petrowski, Lasee, Wanggaard, L. Taylor and Wirch, cosponsored by
Representatives Jagler, Ott, Horlacher, Murphy, Rodriguez, Bernier,
Nygren, Mursau, Kulp, Thiesfeldt, Born, Kremer, Macco, Ripp, Krug,
Stafsholt, Skowronski, Brandtjen, Weatherston, Allen, R. Brooks, E.
, Kleefisch, Edming, Rohrkaste, Tusler, Petryk, Sinicki, Goyke,
Genrich, Riemer, Fields, Sargent, Considine, C. Taylor and Hesselbein.
Referred to Committee on Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
SB113,1,4 1An Act to amend 230.35 (4) (a) 10., 230.35 (4) (c) and 230.35 (4) (d) (intro.); and
2to create 230.35 (4) (a) 5m. of the statutes; relating to: the establishment of
3November 11 as a day on which the offices of the agencies of state government
4are closed.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill designates November 11, the day on which Veterans Day is
traditionally celebrated, as a state holiday on which state offices are closed. Under
current law, the offices of the agencies of state government are generally closed on
Saturdays, Sundays, and a total of nine state holidays. This bill also increases the
number of regular paid holidays state employees receive annually from nine days to
ten days and eliminates the personal floating holiday provided to state employees in
recognition of Veterans Day.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
1Section 1. 230.35 (4) (a) 5m. of the statutes is created to read:
SB113,2,22 230.35 (4) (a) 5m. November 11.
SB113,2 3Section 2 . 230.35 (4) (a) 10. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB113,2,54 230.35 (4) (a) 10. The day following if January 1, July 4, November 11, or
5December 25 falls on Sunday.
SB113,3 6Section 3 . 230.35 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB113,2,107 230.35 (4) (c) Except as provided in the compensation plan under s. 230.12, all
8employees except limited term employees shall receive 9 10 paid holidays annually
9in addition to any other authorized paid leave, the time to be at the discretion of the
10appointing authorities.
SB113,4 11Section 4 . 230.35 (4) (d) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB113,2,1712 230.35 (4) (d) (intro.) In addition to the holidays granted under par. (c) and
13except as provided in the compensation plan under s. 230.12, all employees except
14limited term employees shall earn 3.5 paid personal holidays each calendar year,
15plus one additional paid personal holiday each calendar year in recognition of
16Veterans Day
. Eligibility to take the personal holidays during the year earned is
17subject to the following:
SB113,5 18Section 5 . Effective date.
SB113,2,1919 (1) This bill takes effect on the January 1 after publication.
SB113,2,2020 (End)