REPORT TITLE:
State Employee Naps


DESCRIPTION:
Allows state employees to take a 10 minute nap during their
recess.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           2511
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO NAPS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES. 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that recent scientific
 
 2 research indicates that a short nap during the work day is
 
 3 beneficial to the human mind and body.  A short nap restores and
 
 4 refreshes a worker to continue to work after the nap in a more
 
 5 efficient and proficient manner.  State law presently requires
 
 6 that state workers have a ten minute break in the morning and
 
 7 another in the afternoon.  This Act does not create a new break,
 
 8 but allows for a productive use of one of those breaks.
 
 9      State workers are encouraged to take a nap once a day at
 
10 their work place.  For example, a worker could nap at a desk.
 
11 The intent is that a worker use the nap to relax, refresh, and
 
12 rejuvenate, without leaving the work place.
 
13      The purpose of this Act is to allow state employees to take
 
14 a ten minute nap during their recess.
 
15      SECTION 2.  Section 80-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
16 amended to read as follows:
 
17      "80-2 Recesses.  The head of any department, board,
 
18 commission, or agency may allow employees [under his supervision]
 
19 supervised by the head to take a recess each morning and
 

 
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 1 afternoon not exceeding ten minutes in duration, if their doing
 
 2 so does not impair the function of the department, board,
 
 3 commission, or agency.  Employees may sleep at their work place
 
 4 during one of the recesses in order to feel refreshed and
 
 5 restored."
 
 6      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
 7 New statutory material is underscored.
 
 8      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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10                       INTRODUCED BY:  ___________________________