|HOUSE PROPOSAL OF AMENDMENT||2007-2008|
An act relating to the right to attend town meeting
The House proposes to the Senate to amend the bill by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
§ 472b. TOWN MEETING LEAVE; EMPLOYEES; STUDENTS
(a) Subject to the essential operation of a business or entity of state or local government, which shall prevail in any instance of conflict, an employee shall have the right to take unpaid leave from employment under this section or subsection 472(b) of this title for the purpose of attending his or her annual town meeting, provided the employee notifies the employer at least seven days prior to the date of the town meeting. An employer shall not discharge or in any other manner retaliate against an employee for exercising the right provided by this section.
(b) A student of voting age shall have the right to attend his or her annual town meeting, and the school shall not penalize or report the student as a truant for exercising the right provided by this section.
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