CHAPTER NO. 617
SENATE BILL NO. 2154
By Womack, Miller, Fowler, Springer, Dixon, Crowe
Substituted for: House Bill No. 2825
By Hood, Eckles, Davidson, Maddox, Fraley, Caldwell, Ferguson, McDaniel, Fitzhugh, McDonald, McMillan
AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-5-710, relative to uses of leave.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-5-710(a)(2), is amended by adding the following sentences at the end of the subdivision as follows:
Upon verification by a written statement from an adoption agency or other entity handling an adoption, a teacher may also be allowed to use up to thirty (30) days of accumulated sick leave for adoption of a child. If both adoptive parents are teachers, only one parent is entitled to leave under this subsection.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.
March 2, 1998
APPROVED this 17th Day of March 1998