Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, public officers and employees
of public authorities who are certified by the American Red Cross as disaster volunteers
shall be granted leave from work with pay to participate in specialized disaster relief
operations upon written request for such services by the American Red Cross and upon
the approval of the chief executive of the public authority for which the public officer
or employee serves. The public officer or employee shall be compensated at his or her regular rate of
pay for those regular work hours during which the public officer or employee is absent
from work while participating in authorized specialized disaster relief operations. Such leave shall be provided without loss of seniority, compensation, sick leave,
vacation leave or other overtime compensation to which the volunteer is otherwise
entitled and shall not exceed twenty days in any calendar year.
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