HB 17-1307 (Winter) Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Wage Replacement

Originally Posted: April 7, 2017
Last Updated: April 7, 2017

Summary

The bill creates the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program to provide partial wage-replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition or who is unable to work due to the individual’s own serious health condition.

Position

The science behind the importance of early bonding between a parent and a child clearly demonstrates the value of ensuring new parents have time with their young children. The Children’s Campaign supports this legislation as a step in an important conversation about how we ensure very young children are given a healthy start in life and new parents can bond with their newborns.

Current Status

Assigned to the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, April 11th at 1:30pm in Room LSB-A.