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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5644

To amend title 5, United States Code, to move the legal public holiday 
known as Washington's Birthday to election day in Presidential election 
                                 years.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            December 7, 2000

  Mr. Upton introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Government Reform

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 5, United States Code, to move the legal public holiday 
known as Washington's Birthday to election day in Presidential election 
                                 years.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Voting Opportunity and Total 
Enfranchisement Act''.

SEC. 2. REDESIGNATION OF WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AS A LEGAL PUBLIC 
              HOLIDAY.

    Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``the Tuesday next after the first Monday 
        in November in each fourth year after 2000, and'' after 
        ``Washington's Birthday,''; and
            (2) by inserting ``in any other year'' after ``the third 
        Monday in February''.
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