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SR-79 (2017-2018)

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Enrolled  January 25, 2018
Passed  IN  Senate  January 25, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Resolution No. 79


Introduced by Senator De León

January 24, 2018


Relative to the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 2017–18 Regular Session


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SR 79, De León.

Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 2017–18 Regular Session are amended as follows:
That Rule 3.5 is added to read:

Leave of Absence

3.5.   (a) (1) A Member of the Senate may request a paid leave of absence from the Senate under this rule. The request shall be in writing to the Committee on Rules.
(2) Upon receipt of the request, the Committee on Rules shall determine whether the length of the leave requested is sufficient based on the circumstances surrounding the request. If the Committee on Rules determines that the requested time period is not sufficient, the Committee on Rules may prescribe a different date of termination of the leave of absence. Once approved, the Committee on Rules may extend a leave of absence at its discretion.
(b) A Member of the Senate shall not exercise any of the rights, privileges, duties, or powers of his or her office, or utilize any resources of the Legislature, during the period of the leave of absence. The member shall not receive reimbursement for living or travel expenses during the period of the leave of absence.
(c) This rule applies to a leave of absence granted before or after adoption of this rule.