Thursday, January 20, 2005

Jan 21st AN ACT providing leave to public employees for working as precinct officials.

"ยง126-8.5. Poll worker leave.
Every employee of the State, or of a city, county, school administrative unit, community college, constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, or other political subdivision or public corporation of the State is entitled to up to 24 hours per year of community service leave to serve as a precinct official or as a temporary employee of a county board of elections in a voting site, including a one-stop site as provided in G.S. 163-227.2.

As used in this section, 'community service leave' for an employee means absence with full pay in addition to any vacation leave or sick leave to which the employee is already entitled.

This section does not entitle an employee to additional community service leave in addition to leave that employee received for the equivalent election service under an equivalent program of the employer."
SECTION 2. G.S. 126-5 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
"(c9) G.S. 126-8.5 applies to all public employees."
SECTION 3. This act is effective when it becomes law.

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