Senate Bill No. 158
(By Senators Love and Dittmar)
[Introduced January 24, 1995; referred to the Committee
A BILL to amend article six, chapter twenty-nine of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-seven, relating to the division of personnel
establishing a leave donation program whereby employees may
donate unused leave days to other employees.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article six, chapter twenty-nine of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-seven, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 6. CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM.
§29-6-27. Leave donation program.
Within six months after the effective date of this section,
the division of personnel after consultation with other state
agencies shall establish a program under which annual leave accrued or accumulated by an employee of an agency may, if
voluntarily agreed to by the employee, be transferred to the
annual leave account of a another designated employee if the
other employee requires additional leave because of a medical
emergency. The annual leave program shall be established by
legislative rule pursuant to the provisions of chapter
twenty-nine-a of this code. A "medical emergency" means a
medical condition of an employee or a family member of such
employee that is likely to require the prolonged absence of such
employee from duty and to result in a substantial loss of income
to such employee because of the unavailability of paid leave. As
used in this section, "employee" includes employees in the
classified service and the classified-exempt service, and
employees exempt from coverage under this article entitled to
annual leave as a benefit of employment.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow state employees
to donate unused leave days to other state employees who have
exhausted their leave days due to an emergency situation.
§29-6-27 is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring
have been omitted.