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Summary: This legislation would grant an additional 15 days of leave for certain military members who were previously employed by a state agency, were deployed for a period of active duty, and return to their previous post at the state agency.
Analysis: The extra leave granted to qualifying military personnel is intended to be used to attend to medical, or re-integration issues. After returning from deployment it may difficult to re-assimilate into their civilian life. Issues can range from physical or psychological health to taking care of personal responsibilities that were left unattended while being deployed overseas. We support this legislation because it allows state employees who are part of National Guard or Reserve units and get called to active duty to have an opportunity to readjust to civilian life and tend to personal responsibilities before resuming their job with the state.