Current Status Bill Number:
3454Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950201Primary Sponsor: McElveenAll Sponsors: McElveen, G. Brown, Canty, Neal and J. YoungDrafted Document Number: pfm\7117bdw.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and Means Committee 30 HWMSubject: Legal state holidays
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950201 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-50, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMPENSATORY TIME FOR WORKING ON LEGAL HOLIDAYS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE COMPENSATORY TIME FOR STATE EMPLOYEES WHO PERFORM INSPECTIONS OF BUSINESSES OR COMPANIES WHICH OPERATE ON LEGAL HOLIDAYS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 8-11-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 8-11-50.(A) A state employee, except employees of agencies following academic schedules, who is required to work on a legal holiday shall must be given compensatory time at the convenience of the agency in which employed within ninety days of such the holiday. An agency head may allow an employee who performs inspections of businesses or companies which operate on a legal holiday to perform inspections on holidays and receive compensatory time pursuant to this subsection.
(B) Employees following academic schedules who are required to work on a legal holiday shall must be given compensatory time at the convenience of the agency in which employed within one year from the date of the holiday.
(C) Permanent employees who do not work a normal Monday through Friday workweek shall may receive no more nor any fewer number of holidays than those employees who work the normal Monday through Friday workweek.
(D) All state employees whose positions are nonexempt as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act and who are not allowed to take compensatory leave, earned for working on a legal holiday, within the ninety-day period or the one-year period in the case of for employees who follow academic schedules, shall must be compensated for the holiday by the employing agency, at the straight hourly pay rate of the employee, no later than the second regular pay period following the last day of the time period prescribed in which compensatory time must be given. Provided, However, that the ninety-day period referred to above may be extended for an additional ninety days upon a satisfactory showing to the Budget and Control Board that because of limited staffing, compliance with the original ninety-day limit is not feasible and upon approval of such the extension by the board."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.