Senate Bill 0094
DIGEST OF SB94 (Updated February 14, 2005 2:31 pm - DI 84)
Employment absence for volunteer firefighters and members of volunteer emergency medical services associations. Authorizes a members of a volunteer emergency medical association (member) who is responding to a fire or emergency call from absence from political subdivision employment under certain circumstances. Specifies that the absence of a political subdivision employee who is a volunteer firefighter (firefighter) responding to a fire or an emergency call (call) or a member who is responding to a call is not a violation of the ghost employment statute and that the supervisor of the employee who has authorized the absence has not committed ghost employment. Provides that a private employer of a firefighter or member who is responding to a call may not discipline the firefighter or member from absence from employment under certain circumstances. Allows the private employer to determine if the firefighter or member is considered to be an essential employee. Provides that a political subdivision or private employer is not required to pay salary or wages for the time the firefighter or member was absent. Makes a technical correction.
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