Senate Bill No. 240
(By Senators Foster, Sharpe, Prezioso, Fanning,
Jenkins, Unger, Sprouse, Hunter, Minear, Barnes and
[Introduced February 21, 2005; referred to the Committee
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §29-6-28, relating to
granting state employees thirty days of paid leave time for
kidney or liver donation and seven days of paid leave time for
bone marrow donation.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-6-28, to read as
ARTICLE 6. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
§29-6-28. Leave time for organ donation.
(a) A full-time state employee shall receive up to two hundred
forty hours of leave with pay during each calendar year to use
during those hours when the employee is absent from work because of the employee's donation of any portion of an adult liver or because
of the employee's donation of an adult kidney.
(b) A full-time state employee shall receive up to fifty-six
hours of leave with pay during each calendar year to use during
those hours when the employee is absent from work because of the
employee's donation of adult bone marrow.
(c) An appointing authority shall compensate a full-time state
employee who uses leave granted under this section at the
employee's regular rate of pay for those regular work hours during
which the employee is absent from work.
(d) The Director of Personnel shall provide information about
this section to full-time employees.
(e) The Legislature hereby encourages political subdivisions
and private employers in this state to grant their full-time
employees paid leave similar to the paid leave granted to full-time
state employees under this section.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to grant state employees
thirty days paid leave per year to serve as liver or kidney donors
and seven days of leave per year to serve as bone marrow donors.
is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring
have been omitted.)
FINANCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
On page one, section twenty-eight, lines twenty-one and
twenty-two, by striking out the words "two hundred forty" and
inserting in lieu thereof the words "one hundred twenty".