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File Number: 202151
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File Number: 202151 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1124-20 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RECOGNIZE JUNETEENTH AS A COUNTY HOLIDAY Introduced: 10/15/2020
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/20/2020
Agenda Date: 10/20/2020 Agenda Item Number: 14A17
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO RECOGNIZE AND DESIGNATE JUNETEENTH AS A PAID COUNTY HOLIDAY TO BE OBSERVED ON JUNE 19 OF EACH YEAR FOR NON-BARGAINING EMPLOYEES AND ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES COVERED BY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS WHOSE AGREEMENTS PROVIDE FOR THIS HOLIDAY
Indexes: HOLIDAY
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 10/20/2020 14A17 Adopted P

Office of the Chairperson 10/16/2020 Additions

County Attorney 10/15/2020 Assigned Altanese Phenelus 10/15/2020

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYORíS DESIGNEE TO RECOGNIZE AND DESIGNATE JUNETEENTH AS A PAID COUNTY HOLIDAY TO BE OBSERVED ON JUNE 19 OF EACH YEAR FOR NON-BARGAINING EMPLOYEES AND ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES COVERED BY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS WHOSE AGREEMENTS PROVIDE FOR THIS HOLIDAY

BODY
WHEREAS, Juneteenth commemorates the declaration of the abolition of slavery,
which occurred in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865; and
WHEREAS, although President Abraham Lincolnís Emancipation Proclamation became
effective January 1, 1863 and the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, Texas remained rebellious following the end of the Civil War; and
WHEREAS, Juneteenth recognizes the day all remaining slaves were freed; and
WHEREAS, many communities and organizations nationwide celebrate Juneteenth on June 19 of each year; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to join those communities in recognizing and commemorating Juneteenth as it is a celebration of liberation and achievement for African Americans and the entire country,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Mayor or County Mayorís designee to recognize and designate Juneteenth as a paid County holiday to be observed on June 19 of each year for non-bargaining employees and all other employees covered by collective bargaining agreements whose agreements provide for this holiday. In the event June 19 is on a Saturday or Sunday in any given year, the paid County holiday shall be observed on the following business day.



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