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 1                    AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1710

 2        AMENDMENT NO.     .  Amend Senate Bill 1710  on  page  1,
 3    immediately below line 12, by inserting the following:

 4        "Section  50. The Disaster Service Volunteer Leave Act is
 5    amended by changing Section 3 as follows:

 6        (5 ILCS 335/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 4053)
 7        Sec. 3.  Disaster Service Volunteer Leave.   An  employee
 8    of  a  State  agency  who  is  a  certified  disaster service
 9    volunteer of the  American  Red  Cross  or  assigned  to  the
10    Illinois  Emergency  Management Agency in accordance with the
11    Illinois Emergency Management Act, the  Emergency  Management
12    Assistance  Compact  Act,  or other applicable administrative
13    rules may be granted leave from his work  with  pay  for  not
14    more   than  20  working  days  in  any  12-month  period  to
15    participate in specialized disaster relief services  for  the
16    American  Red  Cross or for the Illinois Emergency Management
17    Agency, as the case may be, upon the request of the  American
18    Red Cross or the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for the
19    services  of  that  employee  and  upon  the approval of that
20    employee's agency, without loss of seniority,  pay,  vacation
21    time,  compensatory  time, personal days, sick time or earned
22    overtime  accumulation.   The  agency  shall  compensate   an
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 1    employee granted leave under this Section at his regular rate
 2    of pay for those regular work hours during which the employee
 3    is  absent  from  his  work.  For purposes of assessing State
 4    disaster response needs, requests made pursuant to  this  Act
 5    for   services  out-of-state  shall  be  coordinated  by  the
 6    American Red Cross  and  the  Illinois  Emergency  Management
 7    Agency   through  the  Illinois  State  Emergency  Operations
 8    Center. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency may  consult
 9    with  the  Department of Central Management Services on leave
10    issues that could impact the  operations  of  State  agencies
11    under the Governor's jurisdiction. Leave under this Act shall
12    not  be unreasonably denied granted only for services related
13    to a disaster occurring  within  the  United  States  or  its
14    territories State of Illinois.
15    (Source: P.A. 87-638.)".

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