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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: November 2, 2023 09:43 AM
From: Representative Christopher M. Rabb
To: All House members
Subject: Establishing Indigenous Peoples' Day in Pennsylvania
This annual designation honors the rich history and contributions of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Lenape, Munsee, Shawnee and Susquehannock on whose tribal lands our commonwealth exists.
We have arrived at a time when more people have come to acknowledge the simple fact that we need no longer celebrate a man who never stepped foot on the mainland of what is now the United States of America in his failed attempt to find a quicker route to India on behalf of Spain.
Please join in supporting this long overdue recognition of the Indigenous peoples who have been on these lands for at 21,000 years.

Document #1

Introduced as HB1814

Description: Document #1
Formerly introduced as HB 2110.
The first bill designates the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
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Document #2

Introduced as HB1815

Description: Document #2
Formerly introduced as HB 2112.
The second bill removes references to Columbus Day in the Banking Code of 1965 (P.L. 847, No. 356) and repeals the act of August 13, 1963 (P.L. 660, No. 345), which currently provides for the observance of October 12 of each year as Columbus Day
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Document #3

Introduced as HB1816

Description: Document #3
Formerly introduced as HB 2113.
The third bill removes references to Columbus Day in the Legal Holiday Law of 1893 (P.L. 188, No. 138).
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