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§ 1-111. Legal holidays

West's Annotated Code of MarylandGeneral ProvisionsEffective: June 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Title 1. Rules of Interpretation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2022
MD Code, General Provisions, § 1-111
Formerly cited as MD CODE, Art. 1, § 27
§ 1-111. Legal holidays
In general
(a) In this Code and any regulation or directive adopted under it, “legal holiday” means:
(1) January 1, for New Year's Day;
(2)(i) January 15, for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday; or
(ii) if the United States Congress designates another day for observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, the day designated by the United States Congress;
(3) February 12, for Lincoln's birthday;
(4) the third Monday in February, for Washington's birthday;
(5) March 25, for Maryland Day;
(6) Good Friday;
(7)(i) May 30, for Memorial Day; or
(ii) if the United States Congress designates another day for observance of Memorial Day, the day designated by the United States Congress;
(8) June 19, for Juneteenth National Independence Day;
(9) July 4, for Independence Day;
(10) the first Monday in September, for Labor Day;
(11) September 12, for Defenders' Day;
(12)(i) October 12, for Columbus Day; or
(ii) if the United States Congress designates another day for observance of Columbus Day, the day designated by the United States Congress;
(13) November 11, for Veterans' Day;
(14) the fourth Thursday in November, for Thanksgiving Day;
(15) the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, for American Indian Heritage Day;
(16) December 25, for Christmas Day;
(17) each statewide general election day in the State; and
(18) each other day that the President of the United States or the Governor designates for general cessation of business.
Observation of legal holiday
(b) Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Code, a legal holiday shall be observed on:
(1) the date specified in subsection (a) of this section; or
(2) if that date falls on a Sunday, on the next Monday after that date.

Credits

Added by Acts 2014, c. 94, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014. Amended by Acts 2022, c. 64, § 1, eff. June 1, 2022.
MD Code, General Provisions, § 1-111, MD GEN PROVIS § 1-111
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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