By: Barrientos S.B. No. 149
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to a leave of absence for certain state employees who are
donating an organ, tissue, bone marrow, or blood.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter Z, Chapter 661, Government Code, is
amended by adding Sections 661.916 and 661.917 to read as follows:
Sec. 661.916. LEAVE FOR ORGAN, TISSUE, OR BONE MARROW
DONORS. (a) A state employee is entitled to a leave of absence
without a deduction in salary for the time necessary to permit the
employee to serve as a bone marrow, tissue, or organ donor.
(b) The leave of absence provided by this section may not
(1) five working days in a fiscal year to serve as a
bone marrow or tissue donor; or
(2) 30 working days in a fiscal year to serve as an
Sec. 661.917. LEAVE FOR BLOOD DONATION. A state agency
shall allow each agency employee sufficient time off, without a
deduction in salary or accrued leave, to donate blood. An employee
may receive time off under this section not more than four times in
a fiscal year.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.