Agenda Item 7
October 5, 2010
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 49-10, Personnel and Human Resources - Organ Donor Leave
Bill 49-10, Personnel and Human Resources - Organ Donor Leave, sponsored by
Council member Knapp, is scheduled to be introduced on September 28,2010. A public hearing
is tentatively scheduled for October 26 at 1:30 p.m.
The Bill would grant County employees additional paid leave to serve as an organ donor.
An employee would be entitled to receive up to 7 days to serve as a bone marrow donor and up
to 30 days to serve as an organ donor. Donating bone marrow or an organ is a personal sacrifice
that can save a life. There is a shortage of bone marrow and organ donors. This Bill would
make it easier for a County employee to serve as an organ donor.
In 2000, the General Assembly enacted a similar law providing organ donor leave for
State government employees, now codified at Md. Code State Personnel and Pensions Art. §9
1106. See ©4. The Organ Donor Leave Act, enacted in 1999, provides additional leave for a
Federal government employee who serves as an organ donor. President Clinton's statement on
signing the law is at ©5.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 49-10
Legislative Request Report
Md. Code SPP Art. §9-1106
President Clinton's Statement
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