HB18-1001 (Winter & Gray/Donovan) FAMLI Family Medical Leave Insurance Program
This 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.
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 way to ensure very young children are given a healthy start in life and new parents can bond with their newborns.
The bill passed the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on a party line vote of 7-6 as amended, and now heads to the House Finance Committee
February 2, 2018
Assigned to the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee, where it will be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. in LSB-A