USA Statutes : oregon
Title : TITLE 19 MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Chapter : Chapter 187 Holidays; Standard of Time; Commemorations
(1) The following days are legal holidays in this
(a) Each Sunday.
(b) New Year’s Day on January 1.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday on the third Monday in
(d) Presidents Day, for the purpose of commemorating Presidents
Washington and Lincoln, on the third Monday in February.
(e) Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.
(f) Independence Day on July 4.
(g) Labor Day on the first Monday in September.
(h) Veterans Day on November 11.
(i) Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday in November.
(j) Christmas Day on December 25.
(2) Each time a holiday, other than Sunday, listed in subsection
(1) of this section falls on Sunday, the succeeding Monday shall be a
legal holiday. Each time a holiday listed in subsection (1) of this
section falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be a legal holiday.
(3) Any act authorized, required or permitted to be performed on a
holiday as designated in this section may be performed on the next
succeeding business day; and no liability or loss of rights of any kind
shall result from such delay.
(4) In enumerating legal holidays in subsection (1) of this
section, the Legislative Assembly does not intend to limit or otherwise
affect public or private collective bargaining or collective bargaining
agreements. [Amended by 1955 c.4 §1; 1969 c.455 §1; 1973 c.51 §1; 1975
c.633 §1; 1977 c.135 §1;1977 c.321 §1; 1985 c.518 §1] In addition to those specified
in ORS 187.010, the following days are legal holidays in this state:
(1) Every day appointed by the Governor as a holiday.
(2) Every day appointed by the President of the United States as a
day of mourning, rejoicing or other special observance only when the
Governor also appoints that day as a holiday. [Amended by 1969 c.455 §2;
1975 c.633 §2; 1977 c.135 §2; 1977 c.321 §2; 1985 c.518 §2]STANDARD OF TIME (1) The standard of time for the State of
Oregon shall be the United States standard of time as established by the
Congress of the United States for any particular area of the state under
the Act of March 19, 1918, (15 U.S.C. 261) except that from 2 a.m. on the
first Sunday in April until 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October the
standard of time for any area of this state shall be one hour in advance
of the standard established for that particular area by the Congress of
the United States under the Act of March 19, 1918.
(2) No department of the state government and no county, city or
other political subdivision shall employ any other time or adopt any
statute, ordinance or order providing for the use of any other standard
of time. [Amended by 1961 c.415 §1; 1961 c.711 §1; 1963 c.265 §1; 1967
c.373 §1; 1991 c.67 §45]COMMEMORATIONS The first full week in June, beginning with
the first Sunday, shall be known as Garden Week. [1987 c.208 §1] (1)(a) May of each year
shall be known as Asian American Heritage Month.
(b) As used in this section, “Asian American” has the meaning given
that term in ORS 185.620.
(2) The Governor shall issue a proclamation calling upon the people
of this state to use the month of May to celebrate the contributions to
the state by Asian Americans in the arts, sciences, commerce and
(3)(a) The State Board of Education is encouraged to develop and
adopt a curriculum to promote awareness of the contributions to the state
by Asian Americans in the arts, sciences, commerce and education.
(b) During school hours throughout Asian American Heritage Month,
school districts may designate time for instruction and appropriate
activities in commemoration of the lives, history and achievements of
Asian Americans in Oregon history. [1999 c.690 §1; 2003 c.244 §2] (1) A public body shall display the National
League of Families’ POW/MIA flag with the United States flag and the
Oregon State flag upon or near the principal building of the public body
on the following days:
(a) Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May.
(b) Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.
(c) Flag Day on June 14.
(d) Independence Day on July 4.
(e) National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
(f) Veterans Day on November 11.
(2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall provide
a National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag to a public body for display
under subsection (1) of this section.
(3) As used in this section, “public body” means the state, a
county and a city. [1999 c.613 §1]