HBA-TYH H.B. 38 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 38 By: Corte Public Education 2/15/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, public school employees who are assaulted at work are allowed up to a two-year recovery time period. H.B. 38 limits the maximum time of the initial recovery period to one year, but provides for up to an additional year of recovery if medically necessary within five years after the assault. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 22.003(b), Education Code, to specify that the personal leave period provided by this section may not extend beyond one year, rather than two years, after the date of the assault, except that an employee is authorized, before the fifth anniversary of the assault, to receive additional leave totaling not more than one year if two physicians certify that additional recovery time is medically necessary due to a complication or another injury resulting from the assault. SECTION 2. Provides that this act is applicable beginning with the 1999-2000 school year, and that it applies only to a public school employee assaulted during or after that school year. SECTION 3.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.