What Days Does IREC Consider Holidays vs. Business Days?

I recently received a question from a member asking whether Veterans Day was considered a business day with regards to real estate contracts. To answer this question and to help us prep our calendars for 2019, I checked with MiChell Bird, Executive Director for the Idaho Real Estate Commission (IREC), for clarification.

According to a definition in IREC’s license law:

54-2004(10)”Business days” means and includes each day of the week except Saturday, Sundays and any other legal holiday enumerated in section 73-108, Idaho Code.

And according to general code for the state of Idaho:

73-108. Holidays enumerated. Holidays, within the meaning of these compiled laws, are (bullets added):

  • Every Sunday;
  • January 1 (New Year’s Day);
  • Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King, Jr.-Idaho Human Rights Day);
  • Third Monday in February (Washington’s Birthday);
  • Last Monday in May (Memorial Day);
  • July 4 (Independence Day);
  • First Monday in September (Labor Day);
  • Second Monday in October (Columbus Day);
  • November 11 (Veterans Day);
  • Fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day);
  • December 25 (Christmas);
  • Every day appointed by the President of the United States, or by the governor of this state, for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday.
  • Any legal holiday that falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be a holiday and any legal holiday enumerated herein other than Sunday that falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be a holiday.

Need more information? You can read the full statute here.