Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1120 Ì874964QÎ874964 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/25/2014 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Domestic Security (Abruzzo) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 115.135, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 115.135 Leave considerations; spouses of military 8 servicemembers in active military service.— 9 (1) For purposes of this section, the term: 10 (a) “Employing agency” has the same meaning as in s. 11 110.107(24). 12 (b) “Active military service” does not include active duty 13 training. 14 (2) An employing agency may not: 15 (a) Compel an employee who is the spouse of a servicemember 16 of the United States Armed Forces to work hours in excess of the 17 scheduled hours in the employee’s established work period during 18 a period in which his or her spouse is deployed on active 19 military service at a location other than the servicemember’s 20 permanent duty station. 21 (b) Impose a sanction or penalty upon an employee who is 22 the spouse of a servicemember of the United States Armed Forces 23 for failure or refusal to work hours in excess of the scheduled 24 hours in the employee’s established work period during a period 25 in which his or her spouse is deployed on active military 26 service at a location other than the servicemember’s permanent 27 duty station. 28 (3) An employing agency shall grant a request by an 29 employee who is the spouse of a servicemember of the United 30 States Armed Forces deployed on active military service at a 31 location other than the servicemember’s permanent duty station 32 for unpaid leave not to exceed 4 working days per deployment for 33 the purpose of attending to matters directly related to the 34 implementation of deployment orders of his or her spouse. Leave 35 taken pursuant to this subsection shall run concurrently with 36 any qualifying exigency leave granted by the public employer 37 pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as 38 amended, 29 U.S.C. ss. 2601 et seq. 39 (4) The Department of Management Services may adopt rules 40 to administer this section. 41 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014. 42 43 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 44 And the title is amended as follows: 45 Delete everything before the enacting clause 46 and insert: 47 A bill to be entitled 48 An act relating to military affairs; creating s. 49 115.135, F.S.; defining terms; prohibiting an 50 employing agency from compelling an employee who is 51 the spouse of a military servicemember to work 52 extended work hours during active military service 53 deployment of his or her spouse under specified 54 circumstances; prohibiting the imposition of a 55 sanction or penalty upon such employee for failure or 56 refusal to work extended work hours during the period 57 of his or her spouse’s active military service 58 deployment under specified circumstances; requiring a 59 public employer to grant a request by such employee 60 for unpaid leave for certain purposes during the 61 active military service deployment under specified 62 circumstances; providing a limitation on such unpaid 63 leave; authorizing the Department of Management 64 Services to adopt rules; providing an effective date.