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File #: O-51-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Withdrawn
File created: 12/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/25/2021 Final action: 3/8/2021
Title: Emancipation Day - For the purpose of designating "Emancipation Day" as a City holiday to be observed on November 1st of each year.
Sponsors: Brooks Schandelmeier, Gavin Buckley, Rhonda Pindell Charles, Sheila Finlayson, Dajuan K. Gay
Indexes: Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. O-51-20 First Reader, 2. O-51-20 Staff Report, 3. O-51-20 Fiscal Impact Note 1-14-21

Title

Emancipation Day - For the purpose of designating “Emancipation Day” as a City holiday to be observed on November 1st of each year. 

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Ordinance 51-20

 

Introduced by: Alderman Schandelmeier

Co-sponsored by: Mayor Buckley, Alderwoman Pindell Charles,

Alderwoman Finlayson, Alderman Gay

 

Referred to

Rules and City Government Committee

90 day Rule:___________

 

AN ORDINANCE concerning

 

Emancipation Day

 

FOR                     the purpose of designating “Emancipation Day” as a City holiday to be observed on November 1st of each year.

 

BY                        repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2021 Edition

1.12.010

 

 

SECTION I:                     BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

 

Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter 1.12 - CITY HOLIDAYS

 

Section 1.12.010 - Designated.

 

The following holidays are observed as holidays of the City:

 

A.                     New Year's Day, celebrating the advent of a new year, January 1st;

B.                     The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorating the cause of human rights, the third Monday in January;

C.                     President's Day, celebrating the life and accomplishments of all deceased presidents of the United States, the third Monday of February;

D.                     Maryland Day, celebrating the founding of the State of Maryland, March 25th;

E.                     Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Friday immediately preceding Easter;

F.                     Memorial Day, commemorating those who have given their lives in the defense of our nation, the last Monday of May;

G.                     Independence Day, celebrating the Declaration of Independence and commemorating the American Revolution, July 4th;

H.                     Labor Day, commemorating the American labor movement, the first Monday of September;

I.                     EMANCIPATION DAY, COMMEMORATING THE ABOLISHMENT OF SLAVERY IN MARYLAND; NOVEMBER 1ST;

IJ.                     Veterans Day, commemorating the service of all Americans in defense of the nation, November 11th;

JK.                     Thanksgiving, celebrating the freedom and bounty within the grasp of all Americans, the fourth Thursday of November;

KL.                     Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, December 25th.

 

 

SECTION II:  AND BE IT FURTHER ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that this ordinance shall take effect from the date of its passage.

 

 

Explanation:

UPPERCASE indicates matter added to existing law.

Strikethrough indicates matter stricken from existing law.

Underlining indicates amendments.