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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.360

Introduced by Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

Date:

Subject:  Internal security; military; Vermont national guard; training; absence from employment; reemployment rights

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to provide Vermont national guard members with at least 15 days a year to be absent from employment for training and to assure reemployment for the member upon return from deployment.

AN ACT RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION AND TRAINING PERIOD FOR VERMONT NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  21 V.S.A. § 491(a) is amended to read:

(a)  Any duly qualified member of the “reserve components of the armed forces,” of the ready reserve, or an organized unit of the national guard who leaves a position other than a temporary position in the employ of any employer, for state active duty or to receive military training with the armed forces of the United States and who notifies the employer of the date of departure and date of return for purposes of military training 30 days prior to the date of departure or as soon as practical after being called into state service by the governor shall be granted absence with leave with or without pay.  If the employee provides evidence of the satisfactory completion of the training immediately upon return and is still qualified to perform the duties for such position shall upon request be entitled to 15 days’ leave of absence with or without pay in any calendar year for the purpose of engaging in military drill, training, or other temporary duty under military authority.  Upon completion of the military drill, training, or other temporary duty under military authority, the employee shall be reinstated in that position with the same status, pay, and seniority, including seniority that accrued during the period of absence.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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