Agenda Item 16
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 49-10, Personnel and Human Resources - Organ Donor
Bill 49-10, Personnel and Human Resources - Organ Donor Leave, sponsored by
Councilmember Knapp and Vice President Ervin, was introduced on September 28, 2010. A
Management and Fiscal Policy Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for November
The Bill would grant County employees additional paid leave to serve as an organ donor.
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 Bi1149-1 0
Legislative Request Report
Md. Code SPP Art. §9-11 06
President Clinton's Statement
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