Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.0161
Donation of Accrued Compensatory Time or Accrued Annual Leave for Legislative Purposes


The director shall allow a department employee to voluntarily transfer to a legislative leave pool up to eight hours of compensatory time or annual leave per year earned by the employee.


The director or designee shall administer the legislative leave pool.


The Public Safety Commission shall adopt rules and prescribe procedures relating to the operation of the legislative leave pool.


The director or designee shall credit the legislative leave pool with the amount of time contributed by an employee and deduct a corresponding amount of time from the employee’s earned compensatory time or annual leave as if the employee had used the time for personal purposes.


An employee is entitled to use time contributed to the legislative leave pool if the employee uses the time for legislative leave on behalf of a law enforcement association of at least 1,000 active or retired members governed by a board of directors.


The director of the pool administrator shall transfer time from the pool to the employee and credit the time to the employee.


An employee may only withdraw time from the legislative leave pool in coordination and with the consent of the president or designee of the law enforcement association described in Subsection (e), and may not draw more than 80 hours of time from the pool in a 160-hours work cycle with the maximum time taken not to exceed 480 hours per fiscal year.


In addition to Subsection (g), the use of any time from the legislative leave pool must also be in accordance with rules adopted by the Public Safety Commission.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 6.02, eff. September 1, 2009.
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