An Act To Facilitate State Employee Service in the Legislature
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §7056-A, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2007, c. 130, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 5 MRSA §7056-A, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 498, §6, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 5 MRSA §7073 is enacted to read:
§ 7073. Unpaid leave during legislative service
An officer or employee in the classified service or an employee from the executive branch in the unclassified service of this State who campaigns for or serves in the Legislature under section 7056-A, subsection 6, paragraph F may be granted an unpaid leave of absence pursuant to Title 26, section 821.
This bill allows an officer or employee in classified and unclassified service of the State to campaign for and serve in partisan elective office in the Legislature if the officer or employee first resigns or requests and takes a leave of absence from the classified or unclassified service. The officer or employee may be granted unpaid leave while serving in the Legislature under the same provision of law that allows employees in general to be granted a leave of absence from their employment during their service in the Legislature.