SB 0563 Modifies provisions regarding basic life insurance and holidays for state employees
LR Number:2774S.01I Fiscal Note:2774-01
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization
Last Action:01/06/00 - Referred S Financial & Governmental Organization Journal page:S63
Effective Date:Varies
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SB 563 - This act modifies provisions of state employee life insurance and state holidays.

LIFE INSURANCE - This provision has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2002. Basic life insurance benefits are modified from the current $15,000 to a minimum of $15,000 or the employee's salary (whichever is higher). Life insurance benefits include all Chapter 104 employees (in anticipation of retirement legislation), judges and administrative law judges. There is a triple indemnity for a duty-related death.

HOLIDAYS - This provision has an effective date of January 1, 2001. State offices are open year round, Monday through Friday, except on designated dates:

HOLIDAY CURRENT DATES PROPOSED DATES New Year's Day January 1 Same Martin Luther King, Third Monday in Same Jr. Day January Lincoln's Birthday February 12 No day off Presidents' Day Third Monday in Same February Truman Day May 8 No day off Memorial Day Last Monday in May Same Independence Day July 4 Same Labor Day First Monday in Same September Columbus Day Second Monday in No day off October Veterans' Day November 11 Same Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in Same November Friday After Thanks- Not a Designated Observed Day giving Holiday off Christmas Day December 25 Same

Holidays falling on weekends are taken either the Friday before (if on Saturday) or the Monday after (if on Sunday). Employees hired prior to January 1, 2001, shall receive the same leave time based on vacation and holiday time, combined, as they had before the proposed changes. There are exceptions for persons required to work twenty-four hour shifts or offices which must remain open seven days per week. An employee who requests and is approved for leave time and whose leave time is later withdrawn shall be paid the normal hourly rate for such amount of leave time.