PRINTER'S NO. 494
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
494
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY STEFANO, SCARNATI, EICHELBERGER, AUMENT, FOLMER,
MENSCH, WHITE, VOGEL, RAFFERTY, VULAKOVICH, WARD, HUTCHINSON,
WAGNER, BARTOLOTTA, RESCHENTHALER, MARTIN AND DiSANTO,
MARCH 10, 2017
REFERRED TO EDUCATION, MARCH 10, 2017
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in collective bargaining, further
providing for definitions and prohibiting full-time union
leave.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 1101-A of the act of March 10, 1949
(P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, is
amended by adding a definition to read:
Section 1101-A. Definitions.--When used in this article, the
following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
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"Full-time union leave" shall mean any arrangement under
which employes continue to receive full or partial compensation
or benefits from an employer, regardless of whether the employer
is reimbursed for such compensation, while on leave from
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employment for more than three (3) consecutive weekdays or
thirty (30) total weekdays each school year for the purpose of
service with an employe organization. The term does not include
sabbatical leaves as granted under section 1166, military leave
as granted under section 1176 or leave for elective public
office as granted under section 1182.
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Section 2. The act is amended by adding a section to read:
Section 1173-A. Full-time Union Leave.--(a) No collective
bargaining agreement or contract between an employe organization
and school district entered into, renewed or extended on or
after the effective date of this section may permit full-time
union leave for an employe or allow an employe to continue to
accrue benefits, seniority or service credit within the meaning
of 24 Pa.C.S. Pt. IV (relating to retirement for school
employees), notwithstanding a leave for service with a
collective bargaining organization as defined in 24 Pa.C.S. §
8102 (relating to definitions).
(b) Except as required by a collective bargaining agreement
entered into prior to the effective date of this section and
remaining in effect on the effective date of this section, no
employe may continue to accrue benefits, seniority or service
credit while on full-time union leave, notwithstanding a leave
for service with a collective bargaining organization as defined
in 24 Pa.C.S. § 8102.
Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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