- District 6
This legislation requires that all full-time employees of the State, including employees of school districts, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child 6 years of age or younger. Both parents would be eligible for such leave. Employees shall continue to have the right, as they do under current law, to use accrued sick leave for maternity and paternity purposes. This legislation leaves intact the rights of persons adopting a child over 6 years of age to take unpaid leave. Due to lack of adequate paid family leave policies, many parents must return to work sooner than is optimal for the health of mothers (in the case of biological birth) and children. Granting paid leave will contribute to the establishment of parent-child bonds, breastfeeding establishment, and allow infants to receive vaccines and develop stronger immune systems prior to entering daycare. Further, a more generous leave policy will increase the productivity of workers and reduce employee turnover. This Act takes effect January 1, 2019. The Office of Management and Budget is directed to establish guidelines for the implementation of this Act.
Signed by Governor
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 4 NO 1 ABSENT
Amendment SA 2 to HB 3 - Defeated By Senate. Votes: 7 YES 13 NO 1 ABSENT
Amendment SA 1 to HB 3 - Defeated By Senate. Votes: 5 YES 15 NO 1 ABSENT
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
Assigned to Elections & Government Affairs Committee in Senate
Amendment HA 2 to HB 3 - Defeated By House. Votes: 16 YES 24 NO 1 ABSENT
Amendment HA 4 to HB 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Amendment HA 1 to HB 3 - Stricken in House
Amendment HA 3 to HB 3 - Stricken in House
Amendment HA 4 to HB 3 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
Passed By House. Votes: 27 YES 13 NO 1 ABSENT
Amendment HA 3 to HB 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
Amendment HA 2 to HB 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 3 Favorable
Amendment HA 1 to HB 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
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