Senate votes 49-0 to pass bill limiting paid in-home assignments when state workers are under investigation
The state Senate unanimously approved a bill early Monday evening that puts limits on home assignments of workers sent home during investigations. Senate Bill 5160 says a home assignment can last up to 15 days and that an agency can extend it in 30-day increments – but all such assignments must be reported to the state human resources officer.
The bill grew out of problems with home assignments that became exceptionally long and cost taxpayers for salaries. A KING-5 television report last year found that since 2006, the state had paid more …