Public Chapter 365

SENATE BILL NO. 1193

By Ramsey

Substituted for: House Bill No. 1522

By Hood

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, relative to leaves of absence.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, subsection 49-5-702(b), is amended by deleting the last sentence in its entirety and by substituting instead the following sentence:

"The thirty day notice may be waived or reduced by the director of schools or upon a certified statement of a physician approved by the director of schools."

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-5-703, is amended by deleting the section in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

"Each request for leave must be acted upon in accordance with board policy, any negotiated contract, or applicable state or federal law by the director of schools within fifteen (15) days. Each applicant shall be notified in writing of the action of the director of schools, and the beginning and ending dates of the leave which is granted."

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, subdivision 49-2-301(f)(31), is amended by inserting the words ", grant leaves of absence" after the word "non-renew".

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 1997, the public welfare requiring it.