Act No. 54

Public Acts of 2023

Approved by the Governor

July 11, 2023

Filed with the Secretary of State

July 12, 2023

EFFECTIVE DATE:  July 12, 2023

state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2023

Introduced by Senators Santana, Wojno, Cavanagh, McMorrow, Irwin, Cherry, Bayer, McCann, Geiss, Chang, Shink, McDonald Rivet, Klinefelt, Polehanki, Brinks, Moss, Camilleri, Singh and Hertel


AN ACT to amend 1865 PA 124, entitled “An act to designate the holidays to be observed in acceptance and payment of bills of exchange, bank checks and promissory notes, the business of banking, savings and loan, building and loan, municipal offices, the holding of courts and relative to the continuance of suits,” by amending sections 1 and 2 (MCL 435.101 and 435.102), section 1 as amended by 1984 PA 4.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 1. (1) The following days are considered and treated as the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, and as public holidays or half-holidays:

(a) January 1, New Year’s Day.

(b) The third Monday of January in conjunction with the federal holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

(c) February 12, Lincoln’s Birthday.

(d) The third Monday of February, Washington’s Birthday.

(e) The last Monday of May, Memorial or Decoration Day.

(f) June 19, Juneteenth.

(g) July 4, Independence Day.

(h) The first Monday of September, Labor Day.

(i) The second Monday of October, Columbus Day.

(j) November 11, Veterans Day.

(k) The fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving Day.

(l) December 25, Christmas Day.

(m) Every Saturday from 12 noon until 12 midnight, which is designated a half-holiday.

(2) Subsection (1) applies for all purposes regarding the presenting for payment or acceptance, and the protesting and giving notice of the dishonor of bills of exchange, bank checks, and promissory notes, and for the holding of courts, except as otherwise provided in this act. Bills, checks, and notes otherwise presentable for acceptance of payment on a day described in subsection (1) are payable and presentable for acceptance or payment on the next secular or business day succeeding the holiday or half-holiday.

(3) A law in this state does not affect the validity of, or render void or voidable, the payment, certification, or acceptance of a check or other negotiable instrument or any other transaction by a bank in this state because the payment, certification, acceptance, or other transaction was done or performed on a Saturday between 12 noon and 12 midnight, if the payment, certification, acceptance, or other transaction would be valid if done or performed before 12 noon on that Saturday.

(4) This act does not compel a bank, savings and loan association, or building and loan association in this state that by law or custom is entitled to close at 12 noon on a Saturday to remain open for the transaction of business or to perform the acts or transactions described in this section on a Saturday after that hour except at its own option.

(5) Under this section, every Saturday, unless a whole holiday, must for the holding of court and the transaction of business authorized by the laws of this state be considered a secular or business day.

(6) If the return or adjourn day in an action, matter, hearing, or proceeding before a court, officer, referee, or arbitrator falls on a day described in subsection (1) except a Sunday, then that action, matter, hearing, or proceeding, commenced or adjourned, does not, by reason of falling on any of those days except a Sunday, abate, but stands continued on the next day at the same time and place unless that next succeeding day is the first day of the week or a holiday, in which case it stands continued to the day next succeeding the first day of the week or holiday at the same time and place.

(7) If the first day of the general term of a circuit court, as established by the order of a circuit judge, falls on a day described in subsection (1) or if a circuit court is adjourned to a day described in subsection (1), that court may be adjourned to the next succeeding secular day.

(8) This act does not prohibit or invalidate the entry, issuance, service, or execution of a writ, summons, confession of judgment, or other legal process; the holding of court; or the transaction of lawful business except banking on any of the Saturday afternoons designated in this act as half-holidays.

(9) This act does not prohibit a bank, savings and loan association, or building and loan association from remaining open or transacting its business on Saturday afternoons, if by vote of its directors it elects to do so.

(10) The legislative body of a county or city may, by ordinance or resolution, provide for the closing of county or municipal offices for any purpose on Saturdays.

(11) This act does not affect state employees working on a Sunday in accordance with their employment as construed by the civil service commission.


Sec. 2. When January 1, February 12, June 19, July 4, November 11, or December 25 is a Sunday, the next succeeding Monday is a public holiday for the purposes aforesaid. A bill of exchange, check, or promissory note that would otherwise be presentable for acceptance or payment on a Monday described in this section is presentable for acceptance or payment on the next succeeding secular or business day.

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Secretary of the Senate


Clerk of the House of Representatives