On Sunday evening Representative Monica Duran and Senator Angela Williams, pulled their names from the state Family Medical Leave bill. Both Duran and Williams have stated that they dropped their names from the bill because they believe it does not go far enough to protect workers. The most recent draft of the bill required that employers provide paid family medical leave for all employees who have held the position for at least six months. Prime sponsors of the bill, Senator Faith Winter and Representative Matt Gray say the future of the bill is now uncertain.

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HB20-1193 Presents Alternative to FAMLI Bill:

HB20-1193 “Income Tax Benefits for Family Leave”, introduces in late January, will be heard in the House Finance Committee on Monday, March 9th. The bill presents an alternative to the family medical leave mandate, by encouraging businesses to contribute to family and medical leave for their employees with tax incentives. The bill also offers tax incentives for employees who contribute to a leave savings account.


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