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Public Act 098-0758





Public Act 098-0758
SB2769 EnrolledLRB098 17669 OMW 52783 b

    AN ACT concerning government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Organ Donor Leave Act is amended by changing
Sections 5, 10, and 20 as follows:
    (5 ILCS 327/5)
    Sec. 5. Purpose. This Act is intended to provide time off
with pay for State employees who donate an organ, bone marrow,
or blood, or blood platelets.
(Source: P.A. 92-754, eff. 1-1-03.)
    (5 ILCS 327/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Agency" means any branch, department, board, committee,
or commission of State government, but does not include units
of local government, school districts, or boards of election
    "Blood" means both the liquid that circulates in the
arteries and veins of a human body and any cells or parts
thereof, including, but not limited to, whole blood, plasma,
red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
    "Department" means the Department of Central Management
    "Organ" means any biological tissue of the human body that
may be donated by a living donor, including, but not limited
to, the kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, intestine, bone, and
skin or any subpart thereof.
    "Participating employee" means a permanent full-time or
part-time employee who has been employed by an agency for a
period of 6 months or more and who donates an organ, bone
marrow, or blood, or blood platelets.
(Source: P.A. 92-754, eff. 1-1-03.)
    (5 ILCS 327/20)
    Sec. 20. Administration of Act.
    (a) A On request, a participating employee subject to this
Act who wishes to donate blood, an organ, or bone marrow shall
request in advance leave under this Act may be entitled to
organ donation leave with pay.
    (b) An employee may use (i) up to 30 days of organ donation
leave in any 12-month period to serve as a bone marrow donor,
(ii) up to 30 days of organ donation leave in any 12-month
period to serve as an organ donor, (iii) up to one hour or more
to donate blood every 56 days, (iv) up to 1.5 hours to donate
double red cells, and (v) (iv) up to 2 hours or more to donate
blood platelets. The frequency of the blood donation times
shall be set by rule in accordance with appropriate medical
standards established by the American Red Cross, America's
Blood Centers, the American Association of Blood Banks, or
other nationally-recognized standards. Leave under item (iv)
may not be granted more than 24 times in a 12-month period.
    (c) An employee may use organ donation leave or other leave
authorized in subsection (b) of this Section only after
obtaining approval from the employee's agency.
    (d) An employee may not be required to use accumulated sick
or vacation leave time before being eligible for organ donor
    (e) The Department must adopt rules governing organ
donation leave, including rules that (i) establish conditions
and procedures for requesting and approving leave and (ii)
require medical documentation of the proposed organ or bone
marrow donation before leave is approved by the employing
(Source: P.A. 94-33, eff. 1-1-06; 95-354, eff. 1-1-08.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/16/2014