By Morrison H.B. No. 2860 77R8518 MCK-F A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to youth-related volunteer activity leave for state agency 1-3 employees. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter Z, Chapter 661, Government Code, is 1-6 amended by adding Section 661.915 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 661.915. LEAVE FOR YOUTH-RELATED VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES. 1-8 (a) In this section, "youth-related volunteer activity" means the 1-9 voluntary provision of a service that primarily benefits low-income 1-10 children, including mentoring, tutoring, participation in 1-11 faith-based youth programs, and participation in children's 1-12 literacy programs. 1-13 (b) The governor may authorize a state agency to grant a 1-14 state employee a leave of absence without a deduction in salary to 1-15 perform youth-related volunteer activities. Leave without a 1-16 deduction in salary under this subsection may not exceed 52 hours 1-17 in a fiscal year. 1-18 (c) Leave for youth-related volunteer activities is in 1-19 addition to vacation time and sick leave and is in addition to 1-20 other leave taken under this subchapter. 1-21 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.