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A99, R58, H3829
Sponsors: Rep. J.E. Smith
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Introduced in the House on March 20, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on March 27, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on April 15, 2003
Governor's Action: April 21, 2003, Signed
Summary: State employees who are members of National Guard or Reserves; leave
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/20/2003 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-5 3/24/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 3/26/2003 House Read second time HJ-16 3/27/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-16 3/27/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-32 3/27/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-32 4/9/2003 Senate Committee report: Favorable Finance SJ-25 4/10/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-14 4/15/2003 Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-54 4/16/2003 Ratified R 58 4/21/2003 Signed By Governor 5/1/2003 Copies available 5/1/2003 Effective date 04/21/03 10/23/2003 Act No. 99
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A99, R58, H3829)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ALLOW STATE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF FEDERALIZED NATIONAL GUARD UNITS OR ACTIVATED RESERVE UNITS, OR MEMBERS OF NATIONAL GUARD OR RESERVE UNITS WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTIVE DUTY TO USE UP TO FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF ACCRUED ANNUAL LEAVE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2003 AND TO ALLOW SUCH EMPLOYEES TO USE UP TO NINETY DAYS OF ACCRUED SICK LEAVE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2003 AS IF IT WERE ANNUAL LEAVE WITHOUT REGARD TO THE THIRTY-DAY LIMIT ON ANNUAL LEAVE THAT MAY BE USED IN A YEAR, AND TO PROVIDE THE MILITARY SERVICE FOR WHICH THESE PROVISIONS APPLY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 8-11-610 of the 1976 Code, permanent full-time state employees described in subsection (B) of this section may use up to forty-five days of accumulated annual leave in calendar year 2003 in connection with absences resulting from military service described in subsection (B) of this section. In addition, and without regard to the limit on annual leave that may be accrued or used in a calendar year as provided in Section 8-11-610, a permanent full-time state employee, for absences in connection with military service described in subsection (B) of this section in calendar year 2003, may use accumulated sick leave not to exceed ninety days as if it were annual leave.
(B) The leave provisions of subsection (A) of this section apply to a permanent full-time state employee who:
(1) is a member of the National Guard serving in a unit federalized for duty in "Operation Enduring Freedom" or "Operation Noble Eagle," or is a member in a unit federalized for duty in connection with potential or actual hostilities in Iraq, or any combination of these duties, and performs such duty;
(2) is a reservist called to active duty pursuant to "Operation Enduring Freedom" or "Operation Noble Eagle," or serves in a unit called to active duty in connection with potential or actual hostilities in Iraq, or any combination of these duties, and performs such duty; or
(3) is a member of the National Guard or a reservist and volunteers for duty in connection with the operations described in items (1) and (2) of this subsection and performs such duty.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of April, 2003.
Approved the 21st day of April, 2003.
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