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Full Text of SB2769  98th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Organ Donor Leave Act is amended by changing
5Sections 5, 10, and 20 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 327/5)
7    Sec. 5. Purpose. This Act is intended to provide time off
8with pay for State employees who donate an organ, bone marrow,
9or blood, or blood platelets.
10(Source: P.A. 92-754, eff. 1-1-03.)
11    (5 ILCS 327/10)
12    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
13    "Agency" means any branch, department, board, committee,
14or commission of State government, but does not include units
15of local government, school districts, or boards of election
17    "Blood" means both the liquid that circulates in the
18arteries and veins of a human body and any cells or parts
19thereof, including, but not limited to, whole blood, plasma,
20red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
21    "Department" means the Department of Central Management



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1    "Organ" means any biological tissue of the human body that
2may be donated by a living donor, including, but not limited
3to, the kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, intestine, bone, and
4skin or any subpart thereof.
5    "Participating employee" means a permanent full-time or
6part-time employee who has been employed by an agency for a
7period of 6 months or more and who donates an organ, bone
8marrow, or blood, or blood platelets.
9(Source: P.A. 92-754, eff. 1-1-03.)
10    (5 ILCS 327/20)
11    Sec. 20. Administration of Act.
12    (a) A On request, a participating employee subject to this
13Act who wishes to donate blood, an organ, or bone marrow shall
14request in advance leave under this Act may be entitled to
15organ donation leave with pay.
16    (b) An employee may use (i) up to 30 days of organ donation
17leave in any 12-month period to serve as a bone marrow donor,
18(ii) up to 30 days of organ donation leave in any 12-month
19period to serve as an organ donor, (iii) up to one hour or more
20to donate blood every 56 days, (iv) up to 1.5 hours to donate
21double red cells, and (v) (iv) up to 2 hours or more to donate
22blood platelets. The frequency of the blood donation times
23shall be set by rule in accordance with appropriate medical
24standards established by the American Red Cross, America's
25Blood Centers, the American Association of Blood Banks, or



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1other nationally-recognized standards. Leave under item (iv)
2may not be granted more than 24 times in a 12-month period.
3    (c) An employee may use organ donation leave or other leave
4authorized in subsection (b) of this Section only after
5obtaining approval from the employee's agency.
6    (d) An employee may not be required to use accumulated sick
7or vacation leave time before being eligible for organ donor
9    (e) The Department must adopt rules governing organ
10donation leave, including rules that (i) establish conditions
11and procedures for requesting and approving leave and (ii)
12require medical documentation of the proposed organ or bone
13marrow donation before leave is approved by the employing
15(Source: P.A. 94-33, eff. 1-1-06; 95-354, eff. 1-1-08.)
16    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17becoming law.