S 70

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 70

To restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. INOUYE introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. RESTORATION OF TRADITIONAL DAY OF OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.

    (a) Designation of Legal Public Holiday- Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking `Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.' and inserting the following:

      `Memorial Day, May 30.'.

    (b) Observances and Ceremonies- Section 116 of title 36, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a), by striking `The last Monday in May' and inserting `May 30'; and

      (2) in subsection (b)--

        (A) by striking `and' at the end of paragraph (3);

        (B) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and

        (C) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

      `(4) calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day as a day of ceremonies to show respect for United States veterans of wars and other military conflicts; and'.

    (c) Display of Flag-

      (1) TIME AND OCCASIONS FOR FLAG DISPLAY- Section 6(d) of title 4, United States Code, is amended by striking `the last Monday in May;' and inserting `May 30;'.

      (2) NATIONAL LEAGUE OF FAMILIES POW/MIA FLAG- Section 902(c)(1)(B) of title 36, United States Code, is amended by striking `the last Monday in May' and inserting `May 30'.

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