March 24, 2009





ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 356

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DIGEST OF SB 356 (Updated March 18, 2009 1:53 pm - DI 103)



Citations Affected: IC 22-2.

Synopsis: Military family leave. Adds a biological child, an adopted child, a foster child, or a stepchild of a person who is ordered to active duty as eligible for military family leave. Makes conforming changes to definitions of grandparent, parent, and sibling, for purposes of military family leave.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Delph , Wyss, Holdman, Young R, Errington
(HOUSE SPONSORS _ TYLER, BURTON, BARNES, HINKLE)




    January 8, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation & Veterans Affairs.
    February 17, 2009, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 19, 2009, read second time, ordered engrossed.
    February 20, 2009, engrossed.
    February 23, 2009, read third time, passed. Yeas 49, nays 0.

HOUSE ACTION

    March 3, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Small Business and Economic Development.
    March 23, 2009, amended, reported _ Do Pass.






March 24, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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ENGROSSED

SENATE BILL No. 356



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 22-2-13-2.5; (09)ES0356.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 22-2-13-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2.5. As used in this chapter, "child" means a biological child, adopted child, foster child, or stepchild.
SOURCE: IC 22-2-13-5; (09)ES0356.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 22-2-13-5, AS ADDED BY P.L.151-2007, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "grandparent" means a biological grandparent, an adoptive grandparent, a foster grandparent, or a stepgrandparent.
SOURCE: IC 22-2-13-9; (09)ES0356.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 22-2-13-9, AS ADDED BY P.L.151-2007, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 9. As used in this chapter, "parent" means:
        (1) a biological father or mother;
        (2) an adoptive father or mother; or
        (3) a court appointed guardian or custodian;
        (4) a foster parent; or
        (5) a stepparent.

SOURCE: IC 22-2-13-10; (09)ES0356.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 22-2-13-10, AS ADDED BY P.L.151-2007, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 10. As used in this chapter, "sibling" means:
         (1) a biological brother or sister; by blood, half-blood, or adoption.
         (2) an adoptive brother or sister;
        (3) a foster brother or sister; or
        (4) a stepbrother or stepsister.

SOURCE: IC 22-2-13-11; (09)ES0356.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 22-2-13-11, AS ADDED BY P.L.151-2007, SECTION 3, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 11. (a) An employee who:
        (1) has been employed by an employer for at least twelve (12) months;
        (2) has worked at least one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours during the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the day the leave begins; and
        (3) is the spouse, parent, grandparent, child, or sibling of a person who is ordered to active duty;
is entitled to an unpaid leave of absence as provided in subsection (b).
    (b) An employee may take a leave of absence during one (1) or more of the following periods:
        (1) During the thirty (30) days before active duty orders are in effect.
        (2) During a period in which the person ordered to active duty is on leave while active duty orders are in effect.
        (3) During the thirty (30) days after the active duty orders are terminated.
    (c) The leave of absence allowed each calendar year under subsection (a) may not exceed a total of ten (10) working days.
    (d) An eligible employee may elect, or an employer may require the employee, to substitute any earned paid vacation leave, personal leave, or other paid leave, except for paid medical or sick leave, available to the employee for leave provided under this chapter for any part of the ten (10) day period of such leave.