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File No. 76

    January Session, 2011

Senate Bill No. 913

Senate, March 17, 2011

The Committee on Labor and Public Employees reported through SEN. PRAGUE of the 19th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

January 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 2

January 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 3

January 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 4

January 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 5

January 1, 2012

New section

LAB

Joint Favorable

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Labor Dept.

GF - Cost

None

169,720

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)1

GF - Cost

None

40,325

Various State Agencies

GF - See Below

See Below

See Below

Labor Dept.

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Municipalities

Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Various Municipalities

STATE MANDATE - Cost

See Below

See Below

Type of Leave

Documentation

For mental or physical illness, treatment of an illness or injury, mental or physical diagnosis, or preventive medical care for the employee or the employee's child, spouse, or parent

Documentation signed by the health care provider treating the employee or the employee's child, spouse, or parent and indicating the need for the number of days of the leave

For a victim of family violence or sexual assault

A court record or documentation signed by an employee or volunteer working for a victim services organization, an attorney, police officer, or other counselor involved with the employee

Yea

6

Nay

5

(03/03/2011)

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1 The fringe benefit costs for state employees are budgeted centrally in the Miscellaneous Accounts administered by the Comptroller on an actual cost basis. The following is provided for estimated costs associated with changes in personnel. The estimated non-pension fringe benefit rate as a percentage of payroll is 23.76%. Fringe benefit costs for new positions do not initially include pension costs as the state's pension contribution is based upon the 6/30/10 actuarial valuation for the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) which certifies the contribution for FY 12 and FY 13. Therefore, new positions will not impact the state's pension contribution until FY 14 after the next scheduled certification on 6/30/2012.

2 The earliest an employee can begin accruing sick leave is January 1, 2012. Employees must work at least 680 hours after the leave begins accruing before they can use it. Assuming a 40 hour work week, the earliest an employee could use such leave would be May 2012. It is assumed that any complaints, investigations and probable cause hearings would not commence until July 2012, which is FY 13.