CHAPTER 419

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 602

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51, PART V, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ADOPTION LEAVE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 51, Part V, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding a new §5116 to read as follows:

15116. Leave of absence for adoption

Any employee of the State of Delaware who has been continuously employed on a full-time basis for at least one year at the time of application for leave under this section is entitled to six weeks unpaid leave upon the adoption of a minor child. Said employee shall be entitled to be reinstated in the position held at the time of the granting of the leave of absence. Neither vacation leave nor sick leave shall be accumulated during such leave of absence without pay under this section.

The State Personnel Commission is empowered to adopt appropriate rules and regulations to Implement this section."

Approved July 20, 1984.