CHAPTER 188

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 258

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DONATED LEAVE.

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

Section 1. Amend § 5956(a), Title 29 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 5956 Donated leave program.

(a) An officer or employee of this State, with the approval of his or her immediate supervisor or the Director of the Division in which he or she is employed, may donate accrued sick leave and annual leave in equal amounts to a Leave Bank established by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget for all officers or employees of this State or to another officer or employee of the State.

(1) An officer or employee of the State may donate up to one half their yearly accrual of sick leave per year without having to match with annual leave. Nothing in this subsection, however, shall prohibit an officer or employee of the State who donates up to one half of their yearly accrual of sick leave from donating annual leave up to their available balance as of the date of donation.

(2) An officer or employee of the State may donate additional amounts of sick leave in excess of one half their yearly sick leave accrual per year, however, such donations must be matched on a ratio of two hours sick leave per one hour annual leave.

Section 2. The provisions of this Act shall become effective 90 days subsequent to its enactment.

Approved September 29, 2017