A N A C T
RELATING TO THE NATIONAL GUARD
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 30-11-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 30-11 entitled "Employment Rights of Members of Armed Forces" is hereby amended to read as follows:
30-11-3. Restoration of national guard member to employment. -- Any person who is a duly qualified member of the Rhode Island national guard who, in order to perform any military service he or she may be called upon to perform by proper authority, leaves a position, other than a temporary position, in the employ of an employer, who shall give evidence of the satisfactory completion of that training, and who is still qualified to perform the duties of that position, shall be entitled to be restored to his or her previous or a similar position in the same status, pay, and seniority, and this period of absence for military training shall be construed as an absence with leave and without pay.
In addition to the provisions provided in this section, all National Guard members on state active duty shall be entitled to the rights, protections, privileges, and immunities offered under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), Title 38 U.S. Code, Chapter 43, Sections 4301-4333, Public Law 103-353.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.