Bill Status of HB0009  101st General Assembly

Short Description:  PAID FAMILY LEAVE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers - LaToya Greenwood - Rita Mayfield - Anne Stava-Murray, Michael Halpin and Debbie Meyers-Martin

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Paid Family Leave Act. Requires private employers with 50 or more employees to provide 6 weeks of paid leave for an employee who takes leave: (1) because of the birth of a child of the employee and in order to care for the child; (2) to care for a newly adopted child under 18 years of age or a newly placed foster child under 18 years of age or a newly adopted or newly placed foster child older than 18 years of age if the child is incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability; or (3) to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Provides that paid family leave shall be provided irrespective of the employer's leave policies; and shall be provided to an employee who has been employed by the employer for at least one year. Permits employees to voluntarily waive paid family leave. Provides that the Department of Labor may adopt any rules necessary to implement the Act.

DateChamber Action
  11/30/2018HousePrefiled with Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/9/2019HouseFirst Reading
  1/9/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2019HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  2/7/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  2/13/2019HouseTo Workforce Development Subcommittee
  2/14/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  2/14/2019HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  2/19/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2020HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  6/10/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
  6/23/2020HouseRule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die