|Date Requested:February 22, 2013
Time Requested:10:23 AM
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Sources of Revenue
|Other Fund N/A|
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
|The purpose of this bill is to allow a surviving spouse of an employee of a school board who dies while employed to receive credit for the deceased spouse's accrued and unused personal leave time if the surviving spouse is also an employee of the same school board. In lieu of credit for personal leave, the surviving spouse may elect to receive a lump sum amount for the accrued and unused sick leave of the deceased spouse.|
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3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
There is insufficient data to estimate the proposed cost of this bill; however, there will be an increased cost to the various county boards as a result of the revisions. Current law allows for the credit of personal leave days of a deceased spouse to a surviving spouse under very rare circumstances – when a school board employee dies in an accident and the surviving spouse, also an employee of the same school board, is disabled in the same accident. The proposed revisions allow for either credit or payout of the personal leave of deceased employee with no restriction on the cause of death of the employee or the disability status of the surviving spouse.