(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: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session