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Senate Bill No. 240

(By Senators Foster, Sharpe, Prezioso, Fanning,

Jenkins, Unger, Sprouse, Hunter, Minear, Barnes and Yoder)

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[Introduced February 21, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Finance.]

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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 follows:
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.

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(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.

§29-6-28 is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.)

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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".
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