2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
October 22, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Zamarripa, Zepnick, Berceau,
Brostoff, Genrich, Goyke, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kessler, Mason,
Milroy, Ohnstad, Riemer, Sinicki, Spreitzer, C. Taylor, Wachs and Young,
cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, C. Larson, Miller, L. Taylor and
Vinehout. Referred to Committee on State Affairs and Government
1An Act to renumber and amend
230.35 (4) (b); and to create
230.35 (4) (b) 2. 2
and 230.35 (4m) of the statutes; relating to: creating an optional holiday for
3state employees to observe the birthday of Cesar E. Chavez.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires all state agencies to designate March 31 as "Cesar E. Chavez
Day" in observance of the birthday of Cesar E. Chavez. Under the bill, if March 31
falls on a day on which the offices of a state agency are open, the appointing authority
of the state agency is required to permit any employee of the state agency to receive
that day as a paid holiday in lieu of receiving a paid holiday on one of the other paid
holidays provided to state employees. The bill also provides that the appointing
authority may permit an employee to receive March 31 as a paid holiday only if the
operations of the state agency are maintained at least at a minimum level.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
230.35 (4) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 230.35 (4) (b) 1. and 5
amended to read:
(b) 1. Except as otherwise provided in subd. 2. and
the compensation 2
plan under s. 230.12, compensatory time off or payment, either of which shall be at 3
the rate of time and one-half, shall be granted to state employees for all work 4
performed on the holidays enumerated in par. (a) 1. to 9.
230.35 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 2. Subdivision 1. shall not apply to work performed by a state 7
employee on a holiday enumerated in par. (a) 1. to 9., if the state employee received 8
a paid holiday for March 31 and the work is performed on the holiday to make up for 9
receiving a paid holiday on March 31.
230.35 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
(a) All agencies shall designate March 31 as "Cesar E. Chavez 12
Day" in observance of the birthday of Cesar E. Chavez.
(b) If March 31 falls on a day on which the offices of any agency are open, the 14
appointing authority of the agency shall permit any employee of the agency to receive 15
that day as a paid holiday in lieu of receiving a paid holiday on one of the holidays 16
enumerated in sub. (4) (a), but only if the operations of the agency are maintained 17
at least at a minimum level.