SB 73

85(R) - 2017
Senate Finance
House General Investigating & Ethics
Senate Finance
House General Investigating & Ethics
State Agencies
State Employees

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Jane Nelson


Paul Bettencourt
Royce West


Charlie Geren

Bill Caption

Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, an administrative head at a state agency can grant emergency leave for any reason they deem as good cause. SB 73 would require state agencies to adopt a clear policy governing employee leave and for that policy to be published on the agency’s website. Reports would be sent to the comptroller regarding employees granted more than 32 hours of emergency leave, why they were granted leave, and how long they were gone.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports limited government by creating greater accountability and transparency in our state agencies with respect to emergency leave. For this reason, we support SB 73.