HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

743

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 78-31, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"78-31 Paid leave; education of children. (a) Employees shall be eligible for up to [two] three hours of paid leave during normal business hours to attend [either]:

(1) A mutually-scheduled parent-teacher conference for the employee's child attending a public or private school in grades kindergarten through twelve; [or]

(2) A mutually-scheduled parent-caregiver conference for a preschool-aged child attending a licensed group child care center, as defined under section 346-151; or

(3) An academic calendared activity;

provided that the time-off shall not be credited against vacation or sick leave benefits, if any; and provided further that the provision of paid leave shall not adversely interfere with the operations of the work unit nor require the applicable agency to incur additional human resources or overtime costs.

(b) The employee shall [take no more than two] attend no more than three academic calendared activities or mutually-scheduled conferences, per child, in a single calendar year. Travel time shall be included as part of the [two] three hours permitted for each conference[.] or academic calendared activity.

(c) For the purposes of this section, "academic calendared activity" means a school-wide event organized by a preschool or school that is directly related to a child's educational, cultural or social development. These activities include, but are not limited to, award or recognition ceremonies, cultural celebrations, and public student performances."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.



 

Report Title:

Public Employees; Paid Leave; Academic Calendared Activities

 

Description:

Permits public employees limited paid leave for academic calendared activities. Increases the hours of paid leave for individual education-related activities. Increases the number of paid leaves for education-related activities permitted per calendar year. (HB743 HD1)

 

 

 

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