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Legislative Changes Affecting Salary Administration, 86th Legislature

FPP F.021

Changes to Leave Administration

Paid Leave for Search and Rescue Volunteers

House Bill 41 adds state employees who are search and rescue volunteers to those emergency services volunteers entitled to a paid leave of absence, of up to five days per fiscal year, for emergency training conducted by a state agency or institution of higher education. House Bill 41 also adds search and rescue volunteers to those emergency services volunteers for whom a state agency or institution of higher education could grant paid leave in order to respond to an emergency event in accordance with an established policy of the agency or institution of higher education.