By CBSDFW.com Staff

AUSTIN (CBSDFW) – Texas State Rep. Art Fierro, D-El Paso wants to turn “Super Sick Monday,” otherwise known as the day after the Super Bowl — into a statewide holiday.

Fierro drafted Texas House Bill 371 to make it so.

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Adding to the discussion, the NFL may lengthen the season by one week, which could put the Super Bowl over President’s Day weekend. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said that a 17-game regular season is part of the CBA talks, in which the league would still plan to start the weekend after Labor Day and play deeper into February.

Here’s the Bill in its entirety:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the designation of the day after the Super Bowl as a state holiday. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

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SECTION 1. Section 1.006(f)(2), Election Code, is amended
to read as follows:
(2) “State holiday” means a state holiday under
Sections 662.003(b)(1) through (6), Government Code, and Section
662.003(b)(9), Government Code.

SECTION 2. Section 662.003(b), Government Code, is amended
to read as follows:
(b) A state holiday includes only the following days:
(1) the 19th day of January, “Confederate Heroes Day,”
in honor of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and other Confederate
heroes;
(2) the second day of March, “Texas Independence Day”;
(3) the 21st day of April, “San Jacinto Day”;
(4) the 19th day of June, “Emancipation Day in Texas,”
in honor of the emancipation of the slaves in Texas in 1865;
(5) the 27th day of August, “Lyndon Baines Johnson
Day,” in observance of the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson;
(6) the Friday after Thanksgiving Day;
(7) the 24th day of December; [and]
(8) the 26th day of December; and
(9) the day after the Super Bowl.

SECTION 3. Section 662.021, Government Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 662.021. DATES OF HOLIDAYS. A legal holiday includes
only the following days:
(1) a national holiday under Section 662.003(a); and
(2) a state holiday under Sections 662.003(b)(1)
through (6) and Section 662.003(b)(9).

SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.

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