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Puerto Rico Senate Votes To Restore 2 Annual Public Holidays

Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO)
Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: June 16, 2021

Puerto Rico's Senate has approved the Senate Bill 86 which would restore the restore the public holidays for the Constitution of Puerto Rico and José Celso Barbosa Day.

This is not the first attempt by Puerto Rico's Senate to reverse the "Proyecto del Senado 1113", signed by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, 7 years ago, and which reduced the number of annual non-working public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, by lumping 4 of the annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños" (2014-07-29, 2014-07-23, 2014-07-19, 2014-07-01, 2014-05-22, 2014-05-12 and 2014-03-19).

That reduction was later slightly amended (2015-10-21).

Three years later, Puerto Rico's Senate changed it mind, and sent to the Lower House (Cámara de Representantes), the "Proyecto del Senado 460" which aimed to reverse the cancellation of the annual public holiday of Puerto Rico on July 25 (Día de la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado) and its replacement with a new annual non-working public holiday, the "Día de la Ciudadanía Americana" (2018-04-02).

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