South Carolina bill would replace Confederate Memorial Day holiday
February 23, 2022

A new bill in the South Carolina Senate would eliminate the Confederate Memorial Day holiday, giving state employees a floating holiday in its place.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new bill in South Carolina is proposing to replace Confederate Memorial Day as a state holiday by giving employees a floating holiday instead.

The bill started as a proposal to add Juneteenth as a new state holiday but instead of adding the 14th holiday, a Senate committee voted Wednesday to create a floating holiday that state workers could take any time they want. It would remove Confederate Memorial Day on May 10 from the holiday list.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

South Carolina Senate unanimously approved Bill 0005 which would create a new optional paid holiday for state employees celebrating “Juneteenth”. It would also make the current mandatory Confederate Memorial Day holiday into an optional holiday. If signed into law this bill would reduce the significance of Confederate Memorial Day. Currently, the bill is in the House Judiciary Committee and it has not been brought to the floor for a vote. 

Click the below link and type in 0005 to see the current status of Bill 0005:

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php

Please contact your House representative by email, phone, and letter, and ask that they please do not support Bill 0005!

If you are unsure of the name and contact information of your House representative, click the below link:  

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/legislatorssearch.php

 

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