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SenateBill Number: 1360Primary Sponsor: DrummondCommittee Number: 06Type of Legislation: GBSubject: State Employee Leave-Transfer ProgramResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: FinanceComputer Document Number: JIC/5883HTC.94Introduced Date: 19940414Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940414Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: DrummondType of Legislation: General Bill
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TO AMEND SECTIONS 8-11-700, 8-11-720, AS AMENDED, 8-11-730, AS AMENDED, 8-11-740, AND 8-11-760, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE EMPLOYEE LEAVE-TRANSFER PROGRAM, SO AS FURTHER TO DEFINE WHAT CONSTITUTES A PERSONAL EMERGENCY FOR WHICH TRANSFERRED LEAVE MAY BE USED, AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CHANGES FOR THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 8-11-700(4) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 524 of 1988, is amended to read:
"(4) `Personal emergency' means a catastrophic and debilitating medical situations, severely complicated disabilities, severe accident cases, or family medical emergencies emergency or other hardship situation situations that is are likely to require an employee's absence from duty for a prolonged period of time and to result in a substantial loss of income to the employee because of the unavailability of paid leave."
SECTION 2. Section 8-11-720 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 339 of 1990, is further amended to read:
"Section 8-11-720. In conformity with guidelines established by the division and following receipt of additional information it may require State Budget and Control Board, the director of the employing agency, subject to approval by the Budget and Control Board or its designee, may select leave recipients within the agency for participation in the leave-transfer program from among the potential leave recipients of the agency requesting leave under Section 8-11-710. The selections of the director of the employing agency after approval of the Budget and Control Board or its designee are final, and there is no administrative or judicial appeal of the selections. Unless the personal emergency involves a medical condition affecting the leave recipient, the employing agency may consider the likely impact on morale and efficiency within the agency in considering a leave recipient's request to use transferred leave."
SECTION 3. Section 8-11-730(B) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 524 of 1988, is amended to read:
"(B) Under procedures guidelines established by the division State Budget and Control Board, the employing agency may transfer all or any portion of the annual leave in the pool account to the annual leave account of the leave recipient, and all or any portion of the sick leave in the pool account to the sick leave account of the leave recipient."
SECTION 4. Section 8-11-740(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 524 of 1988, is amended to read:
"(A) Upon approval of his employer by the director of the employing agency, a leave recipient may use annual or sick leave from the pool account established under Section 8-11-730 in the same manner and for the same purposes as if he had accrued the leave in the manner provided by law. Leave that accrues to the account of the leave recipient must be used before any transferred leave from the pool account."
SECTION 5. Section 8-11-760 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 524 of 1988, is amended to read:
"Section 8-11-760. Under procedures guidelines established by the division State Budget and Control Board, any transferred annual or sick leave remaining to the credit of a leave recipient when the personal emergency affecting the leave recipient terminates must be restored to the pool account."
SECTION 6. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.