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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 4, 2020 01:53 PM
From: Representative Anthony M. DeLuca
To: All House members
Subject: Prohibiting Use of Sick Time for Campaign Activities
Public employees are paid with hard-earned taxpayer money and should not be abusing leave time for purposes outside those designated in their agency’s code of conduct.

While most public employers already have sick time designated as a specific category of approved time off for their employees, each employer is able to decide the terms and qualifications for appropriate use of sick time. 

My proposal will expressly prohibit a public employee from using sick time to conduct campaign activities. Prohibited activities will include, but not be limited to, canvassing, circulating nomination petitions or nomination papers, making telephone calls in an organized effort to influence the outcome of an election, and organizing or promoting events.

Last session this was HB 746. 

Please join me in supporting this legislation. Let’s make clear what is and what isn’t an appropriate use of taxpayer-funded sick time.

Introduced as HB174