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Full Text of SB2769  98th General Assembly


Rep. Donald L. Moffitt

Filed: 4/29/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2769 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Organ Donor Leave Act is amended by
5changing Sections 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



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2    "Blood" means both the liquid that circulates in the
3arteries and veins of a human body and any cells or parts
4thereof, including, but not limited to, whole blood, plasma,
5red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
6    "Department" means the Department of Central Management
8    "Organ" means any biological tissue of the human body that
9may be donated by a living donor, including, but not limited
10to, the kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, intestine, bone, and
11skin or any subpart thereof.
12    "Participating employee" means a permanent full-time or
13part-time employee who has been employed by an agency for a
14period of 6 months or more and who donates an organ, bone
15marrow, or blood, or blood platelets.
16(Source: P.A. 92-754, eff. 1-1-03.)
17    (5 ILCS 327/20)
18    Sec. 20. Administration of Act.
19    (a) A On request, a participating employee subject to this
20Act who wishes to donate blood, an organ, or bone marrow shall
21request in advance leave under this Act may be entitled to
22organ donation leave with pay.
23    (b) An employee may use (i) up to 30 days of organ donation
24leave in any 12-month period to serve as a bone marrow donor,
25(ii) up to 30 days of organ donation leave in any 12-month



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1period to serve as an organ donor, (iii) up to one hour or more
2to donate blood every 56 days, (iv) up to 1.5 hours to donate
3double red cells, and (v) (iv) up to 2 hours or more to donate
4blood platelets. The frequency of the blood donation times
5shall be set by rule in accordance with appropriate medical
6standards established by the American Red Cross, America's
7Blood Centers, the American Association of Blood Banks, or
8other nationally-recognized standards. Leave under item (iv)
9may not be granted more than 24 times in a 12-month period.
10    (c) An employee may use organ donation leave or other leave
11authorized in subsection (b) of this Section only after
12obtaining approval from the employee's agency.
13    (d) An employee may not be required to use accumulated sick
14or vacation leave time before being eligible for organ donor
16    (e) The Department must adopt rules governing organ
17donation leave, including rules that (i) establish conditions
18and procedures for requesting and approving leave and (ii)
19require medical documentation of the proposed organ or bone
20marrow donation before leave is approved by the employing
22(Source: P.A. 94-33, eff. 1-1-06; 95-354, eff. 1-1-08.)
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.".