Bill Text: TX SB44 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to leave for state employees who are volunteers of certain disaster relief organizations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-11-09 - Filed [SB44 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB44-Introduced.html
  87R1503 MWC-D
 
  By: Zaffirini S.B. No. 44
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to leave for state employees who are volunteers of certain
  disaster relief organizations.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 661, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 661.9075 to read as follows:
         Sec. 661.9075.  VOLUNTEERS OF TEXAS VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS
  ACTIVE IN DISASTER. (a) A state employee who is a volunteer of an
  organization that is a member of the Texas Voluntary Organizations
  Active in Disaster may be granted leave to participate in disaster
  relief services without a deduction in salary or loss of vacation
  time, sick leave, earned overtime credit, or state compensatory
  time if:
               (1)  the employee's supervisor authorizes the leave;
  and
               (2)  the services in which the employee participates
  are provided for a state of disaster declared by the governor under
  Chapter 418.
         (b)  Leave granted to a state employee under Subsection (a)
  may not exceed 10 days each fiscal year.
         SECTION 2.  Section 661.907, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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