Source:Câmara dos Deputados (Brasilia)
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012
Brazil's upper and lower houses of Parliament have approved the "Lei da Copa", the recent bill which will allow Brazilian states and municipalities to declare one-off public holidays whenever a FIFA World Cup game occurs in their jurisdiction in 2014.
The bill leading to the "Lei da Copa" was introduced last fall (2011-09-22), and in its original form would have allowed Brazilian states and municipalities to also declare one-off public holidays whenever a FIFA selection game occurred in their jurisdiction in 2013.
Similar FIFA World Cup public holidays bills had been introduced in the past.
Two years ago (2010-08-27), a bill introduced by Deputy Felipe Bornier would have declared a public holiday on days when the Brazilian national football team played in the World Cup.
And last year (2010-05-13), a bill introduced by Brazilian PL deputy, Mendes Thames, which would have declared a series of additional June public holidays, every 4 years, to coincide with Brazil's participation in the FIFA World Cup.
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