2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Clarify Reimbursement for Employee on Legislative Body (language only)

Item 1 #10c

Item 1 #10c

Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia


Page 7, line 12, after "employer.", insert:

"If such full-time employee who is a citizen member is required by his employer to take annual, family and personal, or other paid leave or unpaid leave to attend an official meeting under this paragraph, then such person shall be reimbursed for his reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by the body holding the meeting, or for meetings of advisory committees or advisory bodies, the body on whose behalf the meeting is being held, or by the entity that supports the work of the body. For the purposes of this paragraph, reasonable and necessary expenses shall exclude the reimbursement for leave taken by a citizen member who is a full-time employee of the Commonwealth."


(This amendment clarifies that a full-time state or local government employee serving on a legislative body will be reimbursed for his or her reasonable and necessary expenses when the employee is required by his or her employer to take leave to attend a meeting of the body because the service is personal and unrelated to the employee's full-time position.)