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4627Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000216Primary Sponsor: R. SmithAll Sponsors: R. Smith and NeilsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\9254htc00.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and Means Committee 30 HWMSubject: State, public employees; office closed by Governor due to emergency, not required to make up lost time, leave provisoHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000216 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-665 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ABSENCE FROM WORK BY A STATE EMPLOYEE SOLELY DUE TO A WORKPLACE CLOSING OR STAFFING REDUCTION ORDERED BY THE GOVERNOR IN THE DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS NOT CONSIDERED AN ABSENCE FOR PURPOSES OF ANNUAL OR OTHER CATEGORIES OF LEAVE ALLOWED STATE EMPLOYEES AND TO MAKE THIS PROVISION RETROACTIVE TO THE SEPTEMBER, 1999, HURRICANE FLOYD EMERGENCY DECLARATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 7, Chapter 11, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 8-11-665. An absence from work by a state employee in conformity with a workplace closing or reduced staffing ordered by the Governor in the declaration of a state of emergency is not considered an absence from work for purposes of annual or other types of leave allowed state employees."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies with respect to annual leave charged to state employees employed on and after that date and for emergencies declared by the Governor for Hurricane Floyd in September, 1999, and subsequent such declarations.
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