Current Status Bill Number:
232Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970122Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: WilsonDrafted Document Number: jic\5294htc.97Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Finance Committee 06 SFSubject: Public officer, employee; grandparent may use sick leave when grandchild sick
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970122 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 8-11-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SICK LEAVE ALLOWED STATE EMPLOYEES, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT FOR AN EMPLOYEE TO USE SICK LEAVE TO CARE FOR THE EMPLOYEE'S SICK GRANDCHILD, THE GRANDCHILD MUST RESIDE WITH THE EMPLOYEE AND THE EMPLOYEE MUST BE THE GRANDCHILD'S PRIMARY CARETAKER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The third unnumbered paragraph of Section 8-11-40 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 171 of 1991, is further amended to read:
"Employees earning sick leave as provided in this section may use not more than eight days of sick leave annually to care for ill members of their immediate families. For purposes of this section, `immediate family' means a spouse, children, mother, father, a spouse's mother and father, legal guardian, a spouse's legal guardian, and grandchildren if the grandchild resides with the employee, and the employee is the primary caretaker of the grandchild. It is not a requirement of this use of sick leave for a grandchild to reside with the employee or that the employee be the primary caretaker of the grandchild."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.