Synopsis As Introduced Creates the State Employees Big Brother Big Sister Mentoring Act. Allows State agencies to permit eligible employees to take mentoring leave and flex time to participate in Big Brother Big Sister programs, using the State employee's vacation, personal, or sick time.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Changes the short title to the State Employee Mentoring Leave Act. Defines a "qualified mentoring program" as a program that finances, arranges for, and otherwise facilitates the mentoring, by adults, on a one-to-one basis, of children who are: (1) enrolled in any school level between kindergarten and the 12th grade; and (2) under the age of 18. Further provides that a qualified mentoring program must be a not-for-profit, secular entity, organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and must also have been in existence for at least 10 years before the effective date of the Act.