1-5-114 - Juneteenth Independence Day

1-5-114. Juneteenth Independence Day.

(a) The third Saturday in June shall be known as "Juneteenth Independence Day" to commemorate the end of over two hundred (200) years of slavery in the United States of America and to demonstrate racial reconciliation and healing from the legacy of slavery.

(b) Juneteenth Independence Day shall not be a legal holiday but shall be a memorial day to be commemorated by the issuance of an appropriate proclamation by the Governor.