as introduced - 79th Legislature (1995 - 1996) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to elections; prohibiting public employers 1.3 other than the state from requiring employees to take 1.4 leave of absence upon becoming a candidate for 1.5 elective office; proposing coding for new law in 1.6 Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A. 1.7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.8 Section 1. [179A.075] [CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE.] 1.9 Subdivision 1. [LEAVE OF ABSENCE.] No public employee may 1.10 be required to take a leave of absence upon becoming a 1.11 candidate, or during the course of candidacy, for an elected 1.12 public office. 1.13 Subd. 2. [APPLICABILITY.] (a) This section does not apply 1.14 to an employee of the state. This section does not affect 1.15 section 43A.32 as it applies to state employees. 1.16 (b) An employee of a charitable hospital operated by one or 1.17 more political subdivisions is a "public employee" for purposes 1.18 of this section. 1.19 Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 1.20 Section 1 is effective July 1, 1996.