Chapter 187 — Holidays; Standard of Time; Commemorations
HOLIDAYS; STANDARD OF TIME; COMMEMORATIONS
187.010 Legal holidays; acts deferred to next business day; effect on labor agreements
187.020 Additional legal holidays
STANDARD OF TIME
187.110 Standard of time
187.200 Garden Week
187.210 Asian American Heritage Month
187.215 Korean American Day
187.220 POW/MIA flag
187.225 Thomas Paine Day
187.230 Ewing Young Day
187.233 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month
187.236 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
187.239 Lupus Awareness Month
187.242 Korean War Veterans Honor Day
187.245 Edward Dickinson Baker Day
187.248 First Responder Appreciation Day
187.251 Boring and Dull Day
187.254 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month
187.257 Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month
187.260 Spirit of ‘45 Day
187.010 Legal holidays; acts deferred to next business day; effect on labor agreements. (1) The following days are legal holidays in this state:
(a) Each Sunday.
(b) New Year’s Day on January 1.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday on the third Monday in January.
(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]
187.020 Additional legal holidays. 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]
187.025 [1953 c.260 §2; 1981 c.450 §1; repealed by 1985 c.518 §4]
187.030 [Repealed by 1985 c.627 §4]
STANDARD OF TIME
187.110 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 15 U.S.C. 261, except that from 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November 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 15 U.S.C. 261.
(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; 2011 c.9 §13]
187.200 Garden Week. The first full week in June, beginning with the first Sunday, shall be known as Garden Week. [1987 c.208 §1]
187.210 Asian American Heritage Month. (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 education.
(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]
187.215 Korean American Day. January 13 of each year shall be known as Korean American Day. The Governor shall issue a proclamation each year calling upon the people of this state to celebrate on January 13 the contributions to the state by Korean Americans in the arts, sciences, commerce and education. [2007 c.68 §1]
Note: Sections 2 and 3, chapter 68, Oregon Laws 2007, provide:
Sec. 2. (1) The Korean American Day Commission is established. The commission has nine members, appointed by the Governor.
(2) The term of office of each member of the Korean American Day Commission is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor. A member is eligible for reappointment one time. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.
(3) The members of the Korean American Day Commission shall elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson for the commission.
(4) Members of the Korean American Day Commission serve without compensation or payment of expenses.
(5) The Korean American Day Commission shall promote, organize and coordinate Korean American Day celebrations. Not later than February 1 of each odd-numbered year, the commission shall submit a report to the Governor and the Legislative Assembly on the activities of the commission. [2007 c.68 §2]
Sec. 3. Section 2 of this 2007 Act is repealed January 2, 2016. [2007 c.68 §3]
187.220 POW/MIA flag. (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]
187.225 Thomas Paine Day. January 29 of every year is designated as Thomas Paine Day to commemorate Thomas Paine and his accomplishments. [2009 c.190 §1]
187.230 Ewing Young Day. February 9 of each year shall be known as Ewing Young Day, to commemorate Ewing Young’s contribution to the formation of Oregon’s provisional government and aid to the settlers of the Willamette Valley. [2009 c.192 §1]
187.233 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. (1) May of each year is designated as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.
(2) The purpose of the designation is to:
(a) Encourage the Early Childhood Council to address perinatal mental health as a public health priority; and
(b) Encourage health care providers, parents, expecting parents and other stakeholders to collaborate in the development of a statewide care network for perinatal mental health and to increase awareness and understanding of the mental health needs of pregnant and postpartum women and their families. [2010 c.12 §1]
187.236 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. March 30 of every year is designated as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day to honor veterans of the Vietnam War. [2011 c.13 §2]
Note: Section 1, chapter 13, Oregon Laws 2011, provides:
Sec. 1. The Legislative Assembly finds:
(1) In 2009, the United States Congress, by separate Senate and House Resolutions, declared that a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day should be established.
(2) The Vietnam War was fought in Vietnam from 1961 to 1975, and involved North Vietnam and the Vietcong in conflict with the United States and South Vietnam.
(3) The United States became involved in Vietnam because policymakers in the United States believed that if South Vietnam fell to a communist government, communism would spread throughout the rest of southeast Asia.
(4) Members of the United States Armed Forces began serving in an advisory role to the South Vietnamese in 1961.
(5) As a result of the Gulf of Tonkin incidents on August 2 and August 4, 1964, the United States overwhelmingly passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (P.L. 88-408), on August 7, 1964, which effectively handed over the war-making powers to President Lyndon Johnson until such time as “peace and security” had returned to Vietnam.
(6) In 1965, there were 80,000 United States troops in Vietnam and, by 1969, a peak of approximately 543,000 troops was reached.
(7) On January 27, 1973, the Treaty of Paris was signed, which required the release of all United States prisoners of war held in North Vietnam and the withdrawal of all United States Armed Forces.
(8) On March 30, 1973, the United States Armed Forces completed the withdrawal of combat troops.
(9) More than 58,000 members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives in Vietnam and more than 300,000 were wounded.
(10) In 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in the District of Columbia to commemorate those members of the United States Armed Forces who died or were declared missing in action in Vietnam.
(11) The Vietnam War was an extremely divisive issue among the people of the United States.
(12) Upon their return home, members of the United States Armed Forces who served bravely and faithfully for the United States during the Vietnam War were caught in the crossfire of public debate about the involvement of the United States in the war.
(13) The establishment of a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day is an appropriate way to honor those members of the United States Armed Forces who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. [2011 c.13 §1]
187.239 Lupus Awareness Month. May of each year shall be known as Lupus Awareness Month. [2011 c.23 §1]
187.242 Korean War Veterans Honor Day. June 25 of every year is designated as Korean War Veterans Honor Day. [2011 c.67 §1]
187.245 Edward Dickinson Baker Day. The Legislative Assembly designates February 24th of each year as Edward Dickinson Baker Day in Oregon to commemorate the life service and sacrifice of this hero of Oregon and the United States of America. [2011 c.91 §1]
187.248 First Responder Appreciation Day. The Legislative Assembly declares September 27 of each year as First Responder Appreciation Day. [2013 c.20 §1(2)]
Note: Section 1 (1), chapter 20, Oregon Laws 2013, provides:
Sec. 1. (1) The Legislative Assembly finds that:
(a) First responders risk their safety and personal property on a daily basis in the execution of their duty to protect the public;
(b) First responders are the first line of defense for the public against threats, domestic and foreign;
(c) First responders stand ready 24 hours per day to come to the aid of citizens of the United States of America;
(d) First responders are a vital part of our communities, not only responding to emergencies but also volunteering in our schools and community organizations;
(e) First responders, who are volunteers or employees of agencies that provide public safety services, including policing, fire protection, emergency medical services and search and rescue services, come together during emergencies to serve the public; and
(f) The State of Oregon wishes to honor and support first responders with an annual day of appreciation. [2013 c.20 §1(1)]
187.251 Boring and Dull Day. August 9 of each year is designated as Boring and Dull Day to commemorate the pairing of Boring, Oregon, and Dull, Scotland, as a “Pair for the Ages.” [2013 c.38 §1]
187.254 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month. November of each year shall be known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month. [2013 c.70 §1]
187.257 Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month. March of each year is designated as Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month to increase public awareness of this progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the autonomic functions of the body. [2013 c.215 §1]
187.260 Spirit of ‘45 Day. The second Sunday in August of each year is designated as Spirit of ‘45 Day to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the World War II generation. [2013 c.232 §1]