Source: Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Valparaiso)
Chile's lower house of Parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved the bill recently sent by President Bachelet, the Ley 20.983 declaring a "Feriado Adicional de Año Nuevo" which declares January 2 as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Chile.
The aforementioned Ley 20.983 will apply whenever the annual January 1st non-working public holiday of Chile falls on a Sunday or when the September Patriotic holidays fall on a weekend ("Establece feriado el día 17 de septiembre cuando el 18 y 19 de septiembre del mismo año sea sábado y domingo respectivamente, y el 2 de enero cuando el 1 de enero sea día domingo.").
Last week (18-Dec-2016), Chile's President, Michelle Bachelet, had announced that she was about to send a bill to congress which would resuscitate the 2011 attempts at declaring January 2 as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Chile (28-Dec-2011 and 21-Dec-2011), when a similar bill was introduced in the Chilean Senate's Comisión de Gobierno Interior y Regionalización declaring Monday, January 2, 2012, as a one-off public holiday to compensate the fact that the upcoming New Year's Day public holiday falls on a Sunday.
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