HB 3015

85(R) - 2017
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs
Local Government

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative


Tracy King

Bill Caption

Relating to vacation leave time accounts for firefighter employee organizations.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3015 would require a municipality to establish and maintain a vacation leave time account for each firefighter employee organization. A firefighter who is a member of an employee organization may donate any amount of accumulated vacation time to the vacation leave time account. They may use the time donated without receiving a reduction in salary and without reimbursing the municipality. Procedures to request the use of and account for the vacation time would be established. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would create a system to enable members of firefighters unions to lobby the state legislature at taxpayer expense. Public employees who want to lobby the legislature on behalf of their union should do that on their own time, not using taxpayer-funded vacation days. Furthermore, it is not the proper role of state government to impose this mandate on local governments. This violates our limited government principle. For these reasons we oppose HB 3015.