Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1462 By Senator Taddeo 40-01144-20 20201462__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to school holidays; amending s. 3 1001.42, F.S.; requiring district school boards to 4 designate the day after Halloween as a school holiday; 5 providing an exception; providing an effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subsection (4) of section 10 1001.42, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 11 1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board.—The 12 district school board, acting as a board, shall exercise all 13 powers and perform all duties listed below: 14 (4) ESTABLISHMENT, ORGANIZATION, AND OPERATION OF SCHOOLS. 15 Adopt and provide for the execution of plans for the 16 establishment, organization, and operation of the schools of the 17 district, including, but not limited to, the following: 18 (g) Observance of school holidays and vacation periods. 19 Designate the observance of school holidays and vacation 20 periods. Each district school board shall designate the day 21 after Halloween a school holiday unless Halloween occurs on a 22 Friday or a Saturday. 23 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.