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H.596

Introduced by   Representatives Condon of Colchester, Andrews of Rutland City, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Chen of Mendon, Consejo of Sheldon, Courcelle of Rutland City, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donahue of Northfield, Emmons of Springfield, Evans of Essex, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Godin of Milton, Head of S. Burlington, Howard of Rutland City, Keogh of Burlington, Larson of Burlington, Lenes of Shelburne, Manwaring of Wilmington, McCullough of Williston, Morrissey of Bennington, Spengler of Colchester and Zenie of Colchester

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  State employees; organ donation; leaves of absence

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to entitle state employees to take leaves of absence to serve as bone marrow donors or organ donors.

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYEE LEAVES OF ABSENCE FOR BONE MARROW OR ORGAN DONATION

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


Sec. 1.  3 V.S.A. § 266 is added to read:

§ 266.  BONE MARROW OR ORGAN DONATION LEAVE

(a)  A state employee shall be granted a leave of absence of five working days to serve as a bone marrow donor.

(b)  A state employee shall be granted a leave of absence of 30 working days to serve as an organ donor.

(c)  An employee who is granted a leave of absence under this section shall be paid the employee’s regular pay based on regular work hours during the leave of absence.  For the purposes of determining seniority, pay, or the receipt of any other benefit that may be affected by a leave of absence, the service of the employee shall be considered uninterrupted by the leave of absence.

(d)  For employees who are included in a collective bargaining unit for which a representative is recognized or certified under chapter 27 of this title, this section shall apply unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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