92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB2221
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Short description: 
VOL FIREFIGHTER LEAVE ABSENCE                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Volunteer Firefighter Leave of Absence Act.  Provides      
   that  an  employee  who  is  a volunteer firefighter, and works for an      
   employer employing 50 or more employees, shall be  permitted  to  take      
   temporary leaves of absence, not to exceed an aggregate of 14 days per      
   calendar  year,  for  fire  or  law enforcement training. Provides for      
   enforcement of the Act in a proceeding before the Director of Labor in      
   the case of an employee who is discharged, threatened with  discharge,      
   demoted,  suspended, or discriminated against because the employee has      
   taken time off to engage in fire or law enforcement training. Provides      
   that the Director of Labor shall adopt rules implementing the Act.          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that the leave requirement does not apply  to  a  school      
   district  employee who had the opportunity to train when school is not      
   in session but chose to train when school is in session.                    
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that an employee may not take a leave of absence for          
   fire or law enforcement training unless the employee has exhausted          
   all of his or her accrued vacation leave, personal leave, compensatory      
   leave, and other leave (except sick leave and disability leave).            
   Provides that an employer shall determine whether a leave of absence        
   is a paid leave of absence or an unpaid leave of absence.                   
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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