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          Date of Hearing:   August 4, 2010

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                    SB 1057 (Denham) - As Amended:  May 10, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                              Business and  
          Professions  Vote:                            11 - 0 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              


          This bill clarifies the closure dates for state offices for  
          Veterans' Day and states the intent of the Legislature that the  
          University of California also close on Veterans' Day.  
          Specifically, this bill: 

          1)States that if November 11 (Veterans' Day) falls on a  
            Saturday, then public offices of the state and state  
            institutions, including the Legislature, shall be closed on  
            Friday, November 10.

          2)States that if November 11 falls on a Sunday then state  
            offices shall be closed on Monday, November 12. 

          3)States the intent of the Legislature that the University of  
            California also be closed on the Veterans' Day holiday. 

           FISCAL EFFECT
          Because the Legislature and the University of California  
          currently observe Veterans' Day, there are negligible costs  
          associated with this legislation.  


           1)Rationale  .  This bill is intended to clarify the closure dates  
            for state offices, including the Legislature, in honor of  
            Veterans Day.  In addition, in this bill, the Legislature asks  
            that the UC system also close to honor Veterans Day.  

            The author argues that, "In 2009, November 11 fell on a  


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            Wednesday.  The Assembly and almost all California state  
            agencies recognized Veterans Day on Wednesday November 11;  
            however, the Senate worked on Wednesday and observed Veterans  
            Day on Friday to get a three day weekend.  This was an insult.  
             Belittling the sacrifices of veterans and their families by  
            turning their day of remembrance into a three day weekend perk  
            for the Legislature was highly inappropriate.

            "SB 1057 will honor the brave men and women who served this  
            country on the Veterans Day holiday properly, and ensure this  
            slight does not happen again."

           2)Related Legislation  . SCR 47 (Morrow) of 2000 requested the UC  
            Regents to designate November 11 as a Veterans Day holiday for  
            both staff and students.  This resolution was held in Senate  
            Rules Committee.

           Analysis Prepared by :    Julie Salley-Gray / APPR. / (916)