TO THE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
WHEREAS, under the provisions of Miss. Code Ann. Section 3-3-7, Independence Day, the fourth day of July, is declared a legal holiday in the State of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Mississippi during the Fourth of July holiday, many state employees will spend time with their families in Mississippi and in other states:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Phil Bryant, Governor of the State of Mississippi, pursuant to the authority vested in me under the Constitution of the State of Mississippi and applicable statutes of the State of Mississippi, do hereby authorize the closing of all offices of the State of Mississippi on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day.
IN ADDITION, I hereby authorize the executive officers of all state agencies, in their discretion after considering the interests of the people of the State of Mississippi and the staffing needs of their respective agencies, to close all offices of the State of Mississippi on Monday, July 3, 2017, in further observance of Independence Day.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed.
DONE in the City of Jackson, on the 22nd day of May in the year of our Lord, two thousand and seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and forty-first.