HB 1432
Modifies the law relating to administrative leave for public employees
LR Number:
Last Action:
9/14/2016 - Legislature voted to override Governor's veto
Journal Page:
SS#2 SCS HCS HB 1432
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2016
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Current Bill Summary

SS#2/SCS/HCS/HB 1432 - This act requires that a hearing be held within 60 days from the date that a employee was placed on administrative leave. Any hearing may be continued for good cause, but shall in no event be continued beyond 180 days from the date the employee was placed on administrative leave. This requirements does not apply when a law enforcement agency, or other state or federal agency has been referred the misconduct of the employee or has initiated its own investigation of the misconduct of the employee.

The act further requires that an employee be advised in writing within seven days of being placed on administrative leave of the general reason or reasons for being placed on administrative leave. Such documents shall not be subject to the Sunshine Law.

Any employer that is also a school district is required to notify the Board of Education within 30 days of placing an employee on administrative leave of the reason or reasons for the placement.

If an employee is removed from administrative leave within 30 days, the employer is not required to hold a hearing.

The provisions of this act apply only to state employees and employees of a school district.

This act is similar to SB 982 (2016) and HCS/HB 519 (2015), SB 504 (2015) as well as a provision within HCS/SB 109 (2015).