83R1556 KSD-F
  By: Zaffirini S.B. No. 54
  relating to leave for junior college district or university system
  employees who are physically assaulted while on duty.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 51, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 51.9612 to read as follows:
  DISTRICT OR UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. (a)  The definitions provided by
  Section 61.003 apply to this section.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (f), an employee of a
  junior college district or university system, including an employee
  of a component institution of a university system, but not
  including an employee of a medical and dental unit, who is
  physically assaulted during the performance of the employee's
  regular duties is entitled to the number of days of paid leave
  necessary for the employee to recuperate from any physical injury
  that results from the assault. Notwithstanding any other law,
  during the period the employee is assigned to assault leave, the
  employee is entitled to be paid at a rate equal to the employee's
  regular rate of pay, except that the amount of pay must be reduced
  by the amount of any workers' compensation insurance benefits to
  which the employee is entitled to compensate the employee for
  employee pay lost as a result of the assault.
         (c)  On the employee's submission of a claim for assault
  leave, the junior college district or university system, as
  applicable, shall immediately assign the employee to assault leave.
  After an investigation of the employee's claim and any
  determination that the employee was not entitled to all or part of
  the assault leave taken, the district or system may change the
  employee's assault leave status and charge the assault leave to
  which the employee was not entitled against:
               (1)  any of the employee's accrued leave; or
               (2)  the employee's pay if the employee does not have
  sufficient accrued leave.
         (d)  For purposes of this section, an employee is physically
  assaulted if the conduct causing injury to the employee contains
  the elements of an assaultive offense under Section 22.01, 22.011,
  22.02, or 22.021, Penal Code.
         (e)  Leave provided under this section is in addition to any
  other leave provided to an employee under a policy adopted under
  Section 51.961 or otherwise provided to an employee. Leave taken
  under this section to which an employee is entitled may not be
  deducted from any accrued leave.
         (f)  The leave period provided by this section may not extend
  beyond the earlier of:
               (1)  the date the employee's employment with the junior
  college district or university system is suspended or ends; or
               (2)  the second anniversary of the date of the assault.
         SECTION 2.  Section 51.9612, Education Code, as added by
  this Act, applies only to leave based on conduct that occurs on or
  after the effective date of this Act. Leave based on conduct that
  occurs before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law
  in effect on the date the conduct occurred, and that law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.