S.B. No. 189
  relating to the amount of sick leave for police officers employed by
  certain municipalities.
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (i), Section 143.3015, Local
  Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (i)  Notwithstanding Subsections (a) and (h), a municipality
  with a population of less than 560,000 that has not recognized an
  association as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent as provided
  by Section 143.304 before September 1, 2005, may adopt rules for
  police officers converting vacation and sick leave days to hours
  that supersede [supercede] the provisions of Section 142.0013,
  Section 143.045, and Section 143.046 provided that:
               (1) [(A)]  A police officer is entitled to earn 120
  hours of vacation leave each year with pay, as a minimum, if the
  officer has been regularly employed in the department or
  departments for at least one year.
               (2) [(B)]  In computing the length of time a police
  officer may be absent from work on vacation leave, only those hours
  that the person would have been required to work if not on vacation
  may be counted as vacation leave.
               (3) [(C)]  A police officer shall be granted the same
  number of vacation hours and holiday hours, or hours in lieu of
  vacation hours or holiday hours, granted to other municipal
  employees who work the same number of hours in a regular work day
  and have worked for the municipality for the same number of years.
               (4) [(D)]  A police officer shall be granted sick leave
  with pay accumulated at the rate of 10 [4.61] hours for each full
  month employed in a calendar year, so as to total 120 hours to the
  person's credit each 12 months.
               (5) [(E)]  A police officer who leaves the classified
  service for any reason is entitled to receive in a lump-sum payment
  the full amount of the person's salary for accumulated sick leave if
  the person has accumulated not more than 720 hours of sick leave,
  the person's employer may limit payment to the amount that the
  person would have received if the person had been allowed to use 720
  hours of accumulated sick leave during the last six months of
  employment. The lump-sum payment is computed by compensating the
  police officer for the accumulated time at the highest permanent
  pay classification for which the person was eligible during the
  last six months of employment. The police officer is paid for the
  same period for which the person had taken the sick leave but does
  not include additional holidays and any sick leave or vacation time
  that the person might have accrued during the 720 hours.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 189 passed the Senate on
  March 14, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 189 passed the House on
  May 8, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, two present
  not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House