View Amendment Current Amendment: 52 to Bill 3720 Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposes the following Amendment No. 52 to H.3720 as introduced by Ways & Means
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EXPLANATION: Any employee making a salary of less that $40,000 shall not be furloughed.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 475, paragraph 117.75, lines 16 - 25, by striking the proviso in its entirety and by inserting: /117.75.      (GP: Mandatory Furlough) In a fiscal year in which the general funds appropriated for a state agency are less than the general funds appropriated for that agency in the prior fiscal year, or whenever the General Assembly or the Executive Budget Office implements a midyear across-the-board budget reduction, and agency heads institute a mandatory employee furlough program, in determining which employees must participate in the program, agency heads should give consideration to furloughs for contract employees, post-TERI employees, and TERI employees before other employees. Employees which make a salary of under $40,000 shall not be furloughed. During this mandatory furlough, the state employees shall be entitled to participate in the same state benefits as otherwise available to them except for receiving their salaries. As to those benefits which require employer and employee contributions, the state agencies, institutions, and departments will be responsible for making both employer and employee contributions if coverage would otherwise be interrupted; and as to those benefits which require only employee contributions, the employee remains solely responsible for making those contributions. In the event an agency's reduction is due solely to the General Assembly transferring or deleting a program, this provision does not apply./

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