SB 109 Modifies provisions of law regarding claims against public higher education institutions covered by the State Legal Expense Fund and administrative leave for public employees
Sponsor: Schaefer
LR Number: 0470H.04C Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/15/2015 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading w/HCS Journal Page:
Title: HCS SCS SB 109 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2015
House Handler: Cornejo

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SCS/SB 109 - This act requires that a hearing be held within 30 days from the date that a public employee was placed on administrative leave to determine if the employee engaged in alleged misconduct. The act further requires that such employee be advised in writing within three days of being placed on administrative leave, the reason or reasons for being placed on administrative leave.

This provision is similar to SB 504 (2015) and identical to HCS/HB 519 (2015).

This act provides that when the legal counsel of a public higher education institution conducts the investigation, defense, negotiation, or compromise of a claim covered by the State Legal Expense Fund, the Attorney General retains exclusive discretion regarding the settlement of the claim, and payments for any claim shall not be made from the Fund without the approval of the Attorney General. When the Attorney General does not approve a settlement offer recommended for acceptance by a public higher education institution then the Attorney General may assume responsibility of defense of the claim at the request of the public higher education institution.

This provision is identical to provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 807 (2015).