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Mexico's Senate Formally Rejects House's Double Public Holidays

Source: El Universal (México City)
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: April 17, 2010

Mexico's Senate Joint Committees For Labour And Legislative Review (Comisiones Unidas del Trabajo y de Estudios Legislativos) have flat-out rejected the Revolution Day public holiday bill, passed by the House of Deputies.

The bill, passed on November 5th (2009-11-06), would have amended the 2006 decree modifying article 74 of Mexico's Labour Code (2006-01-17), by adding another Revolution Day public holiday, on Friday, November 20, 2009, and by moving next year's observance to Monday, November 22, 2010.

The Senate's joint committees have forwarded the bill, recommending its full rejection (for both 2009 and 2010), to the full Senate, for a floor vote, scheduled for later this afternoon, Mexican time. The Senate leadership has indicated that after a mandatory first reading, all ensuing formalities would be eschewed to provide for an official resolution of the matter by tonight.

Therefore, unless we post anything to the contrary, later tonight or tomorrow morning, it can be taken for granted that the Revolution Day public holiday bill will have been formally rejected by the Senate, and that next week's public holiday in Mexico will be Monday, November 16, 2009.

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