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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 3, 2013 10:55 AM
From: Representative Ron Miller
To: All House members
Subject: Military Leave of Absence - Former HB 173
 
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that will further clarify the application of military leave under Title 51 of the Military Affairs Code.

Specifically, I plan to amend Section 4102 of Title 51 of the Military Affairs Code to:

  • Provide that the 15 day leave of absence means a 24 hour day regardless of the portion of day an employee’s shift is scheduled;
  • Provide that the employee’s allotted work time can’t be reduced to hours when calculating military leave time;
  • Provide that the military leave of absence is in addition to regular vacation time; and
  • Prohibit employers from requiring an employee to return to work within 18 hours of being relieved of federal or state active duty.

My proposal is to ensure that our military men and women who also work in civilian jobs are protected from having the law applied unequally by clarifying that a military leave of absence is in addition to regular vacation time and includes an entire day and not someone’s scheduled hours in a shift.

I have heard from individuals whose regular work schedule is beyond the conventional eight hour work day (non over-time) and are having the additional time counted as a 24 hour day (i.e. a firefighter working a 24 hour shift is considered three days leave) and are being required to return to work immediately upon completing active duty, all of which I feel is against the spirit of the law.

Former Co-sponsors:
MILLER , CLYMER , CUTLER , FLECK , GINGRICH , GROVE, HENNESSEY , HESS , HORNAMAN , HUTCHINSON , KNOWLES, MAJOR , O'NEILL , READSHAW , ROCK , SCAVELLO , K. SMITH , SWANGER , VULAKOVICH , DENLINGER , QUINN , FARRY and MURT


Introduced as HB88