HB 16-1002 (Buckner/Kerr) Employee Leave for Children’s Academic Activities
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.
The bill died in the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday on a party line 3-2 vote.
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.