HB 16-1002 (Buckner/Kerr) Employee Leave for Children’s Academic Activities

Originally Posted: January 29, 2016
Last Updated: March 11, 2016


This bill would allow parents to take a limited amount of unpaid leave, under certain conditions, to participate in their children’s school-related activities, reenacting a law that sunset in 2015.


The research on the importance of parental involvement in their children’s schools is clear and the Children’s Campaign is pleased to support this bill.

Current Status

The bill died in the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday on a party line 3-2 vote.

Previous Statuses

March 4, 2016

Scheduled to be heard by the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in SCR 356.

February 5, 2016

Passed out of the House this week with amendments to align the bill with the original 2009 law, and is now headed to the Senate.

January 29, 2016

Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives, Bill Jaeger, joined with educators, parents, and students to testify in support of this legislation. It successfully passed out of the House Education Committee on a 6-5 vote and now heads to the full House floor for debate.