2015 Employee Leave Legislation

11/23/2015

2015 Year End Summary of Employee Leave Legislation

A total of 224 leave-related bills were introduced in 42 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico during the 2015 session. Nine bills were enacted:

  • CA A 304 (Ch. 67) addressed sick leave eligibility and notice requirements.
  • CA S 579 (Ch. 802) addressed time off for child care emergencies.
  • MD H 564 (Ch. 453) addressed use of sick days and accumulated sick time by state employees.
  • MT S 195 (Ch. 363) provides for employment protection for National Guard members from other states who are employed in Montana.
  • ND H 1202 (Ch. 247) allows employers to limit payout of paid time off with proper notice at the time of hiring.   
  • OR H 2600 (Ch. 323) requires continuation of group health insurance coverage while employee is on family leave.
  • OR S 454 (Ch. 537) requires paid sick time for employees.
  • OR S 492 (Ch. 352) allows use of sick or personal leave by victims of domestic violence.
  • RI S 746 (P.L. 2015-273) prohibits termination for using leave for emergency work as a volunteer firefighter or emergency responder.

ALABAMA

AL H 690
Sponsor: Ford C (D)
Title: Deferred Retirement Option Program
Summary: Reestablishes the DROP program for tier I and tier II retirement participants; provides for the requirements and terms of participation in the program; provides for maximum salary eligibility, rates of return on investments, use of accumulated sick leave for eligibility, exit of DROP participants, and cost-of-living adjustments.
Status:
05/21/2015  Introduced.
05/21/2015  To House Committee on Ways and Means Education.

AL S 100
Sponsor: Glover (R)
Title: Donated Leave
Summary: Removes the limitation on hours of leave a state employee may contribute to another state employee who has qualified for catastrophic sick leave.
Status:
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
03/31/2015  From Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs: Reported favorably.
06/03/2015  Indefinitely postponed.

ALASKA

AK H 124
Sponsor: Tarr (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Relates to the payment of sick leave by employers; provides for an effective date.
Status:
02/25/2015  Introduced.
02/25/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
02/25/2015  To House Committee on Finance.
02/25/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Commerce.

AK S 12
Sponsor: Wielechowski (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Requires an employer shall provide to an employee who resides in the state at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours the employee works; establishes additional regulations for use of paid sick leave; provides an employer is liable for unpaid sick leave.
Status:
01/16/2015  Prefiled.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce.
01/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.
02/25/2015  Sponsor substitute.
02/25/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce.
02/25/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.
02/25/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce.

ARIZONA

AZ H 2505
Sponsor: Andrade (D)
Title: Paid Sick and Safe Time
Summary: Relates to paid sick and safe time.
Status:
01/20/2015  Introduced.
02/16/2015  To House Committee on Commerce.
02/16/2015  Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.

ARKANSAS

AR H 1275
Sponsor: Leding (D)
Title: Paid Family and Medical Leave
Summary: Permits a tax credit for employers providing paid family and medical leave to qualified employees.
Status:
02/05/2015  Introduced.
02/06/2015  To House Committee on Revenue and Taxation.
04/22/2015  Died in House Committee at Sine Die adjournment.

AR H 1799
Sponsor: Overbey B (D)
Title: Unused Sick Leave Compensation
Summary: Amends the law concerning compensation for unused sick leave; repeals the cap on a payout of unused sick leave.
Status:
03/09/2015  Introduced.
03/09/2015  To House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
03/26/2015  Withdrawn by Author.

CALIFORNIA

CA A 11
Sponsor: Gonzalez (D)
Title: Employment: Paid Sick Days: In-Home Supportive Services
Summary: Revises the definition of an employee under the Healthy workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 to include providers of in-home support services.
Status:
12/01/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/11/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/11/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/18/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
04/15/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Not heard.
04/29/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Held in committee.

CA A 304
Sponsor: Gonzalez (D)
Title: Sick Leave: Accrual and Limitations
Summary: Amends the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Delays the requirement an employer provide an employee with notice of the amount of paid sick leave available, or paid time off an employer provides in lieu of sick leave. Permits an employer who provides unlimited sick leave to its employees to satisfy requirements by indicating the term unlimited on a wage statement. Provides limits. Makes changes about eligibility for accrued sick leave and the calculation of paid sick leave using total wages.
Status:
02/12/2015  Introduced.
03/26/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/26/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/26/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/14/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/14/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (5-1)
04/27/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations with author's amendments.
05/22/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/27/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass as amended. (11-5)
06/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
06/03/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/18/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time and amended.  To third reading.
06/22/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time and amended.  To third reading.
06/22/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time, urgency clause adopted.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (69-0)
06/25/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
07/08/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-0)
07/08/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations: To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
07/09/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
07/13/2015  In Senate.  Read third time, urgency clause adopted.  Passed Senate.  To enrollment. (39-0)
07/13/2015  Enrolled.
07/13/2015  To Governor.
07/13/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/13/2015  Chaptered by Secretary of State.  Chapter No. 67

CA A 357
Sponsor: Chiu (D)
Title: Employment: Work Hours: Fair Scheduling Act of 2015
Summary: Requires a food and general retail establishment to provide its employees with an specified advance notice of their schedule. Requires those establishments to pay those employees additional pay for each previously schedule shift the employees are required to work. Requires the employees be paid for each on-call shift the employees do not work. Prohibits action against an employee for a documented welfare-related appointment. Prohibits sanctions for refusing employment under specified conditions.
Status:
02/17/2015  Introduced.
03/12/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/12/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/12/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/25/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/25/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/06/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/06/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/16/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/16/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (4-3)
04/27/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/01/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations with author's amendments.
05/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/13/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass as amended. (11-6)
06/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
06/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/04/2015  In Assembly.  To Inactive File.

CA A 669
Sponsor: Daly (D)
Title: Family Temporary Disability Insurance Program
Summary: Amends the Family Temporary Disability Insurance Program that requires an individual claiming disability benefits to establish medical eligibility by providing a certificate of a treating physician or practitioner that establishes the condition of the family member. Requires the Director of Employment Development to review all available medical records of the recipient to determine what examination is necessary if the recipient's physician has examined the recipient without a specified time period.
Status:
02/25/2015  Introduced.
03/09/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/14/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/14/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/20/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/20/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.

CA A 908
Sponsor: Gomez (D)
Title: Disability Compensation: Disability Insurance
Summary: Amends the Family Temporary Disability Insurance Program. Revises the formula for determining benefits available pursuant to unemployment compensation disability law and for the family temporary disability insurance program, for specified periods of disability to provide a weekly benefit amount minimum and a maximum of the maximum worker's compensation temporary disability indemnity weekly benefit amount. Requires contributions on remuneration of less than a specified amount, an annual increase and reports.
Status:
02/26/2015  Introduced.
03/16/2015  To Assembly Committee on Insurance.
03/18/2015  From Assembly Committee on Insurance with author's amendments.
03/18/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Insurance.
04/08/2015  From Assembly Committee on Insurance: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (10-2)
04/22/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass. (12-5)
06/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (60-17)
06/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/18/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations with author's amendments.
06/18/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (4-1)
07/06/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations: Do pass as amended. (5-2)
08/31/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended.  To third reading.
09/04/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
09/08/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/08/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
09/08/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
09/09/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.
09/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations: Do pass. (5-2)
09/10/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/11/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly for concurrence. (27-13)

CA A 1263
Sponsor: Mullin (D)
Title: Election Day Procedures: Privileges of Voters
Summary: Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes to provisions of existing law allows a voter, without loss of pay, to take off enough working time that, when added to the voting time available outside of working hours, will enable the voter to vote if he or she does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote at a statewide election.
Status:
02/27/2015  Introduced.

CA S 406
Sponsor: Jackson (D)
Title: Employment: Leave
Summary: Amends the Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act concerning unpaid leave. Expands the persons and purposes for which leave is required to be provided under the Act. Redefines the term child to include specified types of relatives not directly related by blood to the employee requesting leave. Removes the restriction on age and dependent status. Expands the definition of leave with regard to caring for persons with a serious health condition. Includes parent-in-law in the definition of parent.
Status:
02/25/2015  Introduced.
03/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (4-1)
04/23/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/11/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations: Do pass. (5-2)
05/28/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/01/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
06/02/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/04/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (23-16)
06/18/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
06/24/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
08/19/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/27/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass as amended. (12-5)
09/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
09/03/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/04/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time and amended.  To third reading.
09/11/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (41-30)
09/11/2015  In Senate.  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments.  To enrollment. (23-16)
09/16/2015  Enrolled.
09/18/2015  To Governor.
10/11/2015  Vetoed by Governor.

CA S 579
Sponsor: Jackson (D)
Title: Employees: Time Off
Summary: Includes the addressing of a child care provider emergency or a school emergency and the finding, enrolling, or reenrolling a child in a school or with a child care provider as activities for which a parent having child custody shall not discriminated against or discharged. Defines parent to include specified family members. Requires an employer to permit an employee to use sick leave for purposes of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act. Redefines sick leave. Prohibits certain employer actions.
Status:
02/26/2015  Introduced.
03/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/15/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations with author's amendments.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (4-1)
05/04/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations: To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
05/05/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/02/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
06/03/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/04/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (38-1)
06/18/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
06/24/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (6-1)
07/16/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations with author's amendments.
07/16/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
08/19/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass. (17-0)
08/20/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (77-0)
09/02/2015  In Senate.  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments.  To enrollment. (40-0)
09/03/2015  Enrolled.
09/08/2015  To Governor.
10/11/2015  Signed by Governor.
10/11/2015  Chaptered by Secretary of State.  Chapter No. 802

COLORADO

CO H 1221
Sponsor: Buckner (D)
Title: Employee Leave Attend Child's Academic Activities
Summary: Concerns parental involvement in a child's academic activities; concerns parental involvement in a child's academic activities; requires employer that employs at least 50 employees must provide its employees up to six hours in any one-month period, up to eighteen hours per academic year, of leave from work to attend a child's academic activities.
Status:
02/17/2015  Introduced.
02/17/2015  To House Committee on Education.
03/03/2015  From House Committee on Education: Reported favorably with amendment. (6-5)
03/03/2015  In House.  To second reading.
03/06/2015  In House.  Read second time and committee amendment adopted.  To third reading. (65-0)
03/09/2015  In House. Read third time.  Passed House. To Senate. (34-30)
03/18/2015  To Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs.
03/25/2015  From Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs: Postponed indefinitely. (3-2)

CO H 1258
Sponsor: Winter (D)
Title: Insurance Program Wage Replacement
Summary: Concerns the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program; makes an appropriation; creates the family and medical leave insurance program in the newly created division of family and medical leave insurance in the department of labor and employment; provides 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.
Status:
03/04/2015  Introduced.
03/04/2015  To House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment.
03/19/2015  From House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment: Reported favorably with amendment. (7-6)
03/19/2015  To House Committee on Finance.
04/22/2015  From House Committee on Finance: Reported favorably with amendment. (7-4)
04/22/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
04/24/2015  From House Committee on Appropriations: Reported favorably with amendment. (7-6)
04/24/2015  In House.  To second reading.
04/28/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
04/28/2015  In House.  Read second time.  To third reading. (64-0)
04/30/2015  In House. Read third time.  Failed to pass House. (31-33)

CONNECTICUT

CT H 5862
Sponsor: Tercyak P (D)
Title: Paid Family and Medical Leave System In The State
Summary: Creates a paid family and medical leave system in the state; creates a system to compensate individuals who are out on family and medical leave.
Status:
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/21/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
03/17/2015  Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 5863
Sponsor: Jutila (D)
Title: Workers Compensation and Family and Medical Leave
Summary: Concerns ensuring that workers do not lose any of their time mandated under the family and medical leave act when they have a workers' compensation-related absence.
Status:
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/21/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/10/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled 02/17.
03/17/2015  Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6390
Sponsor: Hennessy (D)
Title: Military Leave for State Employees
Summary: Concerns military leave for state employees; provides paid military leave to state workers.
Status:
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Joint Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
02/13/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled 02/17.
03/10/2015  Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6784
Sponsor: Joint Labor and Public Employees
Title: Paid Sick Leave Expansion
Summary: Expands paid sick leave.
Status:
02/13/2015  Introduced.
02/13/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/27/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled 03/05.
03/17/2015  Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6932
Sponsor: Joint Labor and Public Employees
Title: Paid Family Medical Leave
Summary: Concerns paid family and medical leave.
Status:
02/26/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/27/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled 03/05.
03/12/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees: Reported with substitute. (9-3)
03/17/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/26/2015  Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
04/01/2015  Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
04/01/2015  House Calendar No. 241.
04/01/2015  Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 385
05/20/2015  To Joint Committee on Appropriations.
05/26/2015  From Joint Committee on Appropriations: Reported favorably. (29-27)
05/26/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
05/26/2015  Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.

DELAWARE

DE H 125
Sponsor: Heffernan (D)
Title: Full Time State Employees
Summary: Requires that all full-time employees of the state, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child 6 years of age or younger. Both parents would be eligible for such leave. Employees shall continue to have the right, as they do under current law, to use accrued sick leave for maternity and paternity purposes. This legislation leaves intact the rights of persons adopting a child over 6 years of age to take unpaid leave.
Status:
04/28/2015  Introduced.
04/28/2015  To House Committee on House Administration.
06/03/2015  Withdrawn from further consideration.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC B 211
Sponsor: Orange (D)
Title: Employment Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence
Summary: (Permanent Law) Amends the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 to protect victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking from discrimination in the workplace, to require an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee who is a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking to ensure the employee's safety in the workplace, to prevent an employer from discharging, demoting, or suspending an employee who is a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking.
Status:
06/01/2015  Introduced.
06/02/2015  To Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.
06/02/2015  To Council Committee on Judiciary.

DC B 350
Sponsor: Grosso (I)
Title: Substitute Teacher Leave Clarification
Summary: (Permanent Law) Amends the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 to exempt substitute aides and teachers at District of Columbia Public Schools, public charter schools, private schools and parochial schools in the District of Columbia from accruing paid sick leave.
Status:
09/17/2015  Introduced.
09/17/2015  To Council Committee on Education.

FLORIDA

(2016) FL H 205
Sponsor: Williams A (D)
Title: Florida Healthy Working Families Act
Summary: Creates the Florida Healthy Working Families Act; requires the executive director of Department of Equal Opportunity to keep confidential the identity of an employee who has filed a written complaint unless the employee waives confidentiality; requires employers to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave under certain conditions; authorizes civil actions under certain circumstances; relates to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; excludes employment agencies.
Status:
09/18/2015  Prefiled.
10/07/2015  To House Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee.
10/07/2015  Referred to House Civil Justice Subcommittee.
10/07/2015  Referred to House Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee.
10/07/2015  Referred to House Committee on Economic Affairs.

(2016) FL S 294
Sponsor: Thompson G (D)
Title: Labor Regulations
Summary: Relates to labor regulations; provides powers and duties of the executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity; requires certain employers to provide employees with paid or unpaid earned sick and safe leave under certain conditions; provides employer and employee requirements.
Status:
09/15/2015  Prefiled.
10/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
10/06/2015  Referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development.
10/06/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.

(2016) FL S 384
Sponsor: Bullard D (D)
Title: Employment Practices
Summary: Relates to employment practices; requires an employer to allow an employee to take paid family care leave to bond with a new child upon the child's birth, adoption, or foster care placement; requires employer notice of such rights; provides penalties for noncompliance; provides for an investigation under certain circumstances; authorizes an employee civil action; provides good faith employer protections; provides for continuance of health coverage.
Status:
09/29/2015  Prefiled.
10/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
10/09/2015  Referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development.
10/09/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.

GEORGIA

GA H 92
Sponsor: Benton (R)
Title: Labor Industrial Relations and Sick Leave
Summary: Relates to general provisions relative to labor and industrial relations; allows employees to use sick leave for the care of immediate family members; provides for definitions; provides for conditions to take leave; provides that retaliatory actions are unlawful; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.
Status:
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/27/2015  To House Committee on Industry and Labor.
01/28/2015  In House: Read 2nd time.

GA S 242
Sponsor: Williams M (R)
Title: Conditions to Take Leave
Summary: Relates to general provisions relative to labor and industrial relations; allows employees to use sick leave for the care of immediate family members; provides for definitions; provides for conditions to take leave; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.
Status:
03/26/2015  Introduced.
03/27/2015  To Senate Committee on Insurance and Labor.
04/02/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Insurance and Labor.
04/02/2015  Recommitted to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.

HAWAII

HI H 9
Sponsor: Takumi (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill or needs medical care.
Status:
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/26/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
02/10/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 496
Sponsor: Takayama (D)
Title: Family Leave Insurance Benefits
Summary: (Kupuna Caucus) Requires the office of the lieutenant governor and the department of labor and industrial relations to have an actuarial study prepared to determine the estimated liability and cost of a family leave insurance program that would provide specified amounts of paid family leave per calendar year, impact the family leave insurance program would have on the existing temporary disability insurance program and provide paid sick leave for service workers, which may be used for caregiving purposes.
Status:
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/26/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
01/26/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
01/29/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/03/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/03/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/06/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/10/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/17/2015  In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass with amendment. (12-0)
02/18/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
02/18/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
02/20/2015  From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass as amended (HD1).
02/20/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
02/20/2015  To House Committee on Finance.
02/23/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/26/2015  In House Committee on Finance: Voted do pass. (15-0)
03/06/2015  From House Committee on Finance: Do pass.
03/06/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House.  To Senate. (8-1)
03/10/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
03/10/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
03/16/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/19/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Voted do pass with amendment. (4-0)
03/25/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Do pass as amended (SD1).
03/27/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted.  Senate Draft 1.
03/27/2015  To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
04/02/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
04/06/2015  In Senate Committee on Ways and Means: Voted do pass with amendment. (9-1)
04/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Ways and Means: Do pass as amended (SD2).
04/10/2015  Forty-eight (48) hours notice.
04/14/2015  In Senate. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. Senate Draft 2.
04/14/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (9-3)
04/16/2015  In House.  House disagreed to Senate amendments.
04/20/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
04/20/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
04/20/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
04/21/2015  To Conference Committee.
04/21/2015  In Conference Committee: Meeting scheduled.
04/23/2015  In Conference Committee: Meeting will Reconvene.
04/29/2015  In Conference Committee: Meeting will Reconvene.

HI H 535
Sponsor: Belatti (D)
Title: Family Leave
Summary: Requires 12 weeks of Family Leave; establishes a partial wage replacement for leave trust fund funded by employee wage withholdings; uses the trust fund to provide partial wage replacement for the Weeks of family leave that are unpaid; appropriates moneys to administer the trust fund.
Status:
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
01/29/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/03/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/03/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/06/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/10/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/17/2015  In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass with amendment. (12-0)
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 669
Sponsor: Nakashima (D)
Title: Health Benefits Trust Fund
Summary: Sets state and county contributions for health plans equal to the cost of the Most popular self plan for public employees hired after JUne 30, 2015 allows current active employees to make a one-time election to receive the same contributions for health plans that are offered to public employees hired after June 30, 2015; limits vacation and sick leave to 480 hours each for public employees hired after June 30, 21015; eliminates retirement health benefits for public employees hired after June 30, 2015.
Status:
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 1047
Sponsor: LoPresti (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick leave to employees to care for themselves or a family member who is ill, needs medical care, or is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Status:
01/27/2015  Introduced.
01/29/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/29/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
01/29/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 1049
Sponsor: LoPresti (D)
Title: Family Leave
Summary: Requires 12 weeks of family leave; establishes a partial wage replacement for leave trust fund funded by employee wage withholdings; uses the trust fund to provide partial wage replacement for the weeks of family leave that are unpaid; appropriates moneys to administer the trust fund.
Status:
01/27/2015  Introduced.
01/29/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/29/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 1474
Sponsor: Ing (D)
Title: Election Day
Summary: Establishes the designation of kiwila pono for employers who permit employees to be absent with pay on election day to work at a polling place; authorizes a paid leave of absence for one work day for state and county employees who serve as precinct officials and other temporary employees on election day.
Status:
01/29/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
02/02/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
02/02/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
02/05/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/10/2015  In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass with amendment. (10-0)
02/12/2015  From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass as amended (HD1).
02/12/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
02/12/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 129
Sponsor: Keith-Agaran (D)
Title: Labor
Summary: Requires certain employers to provide sick leave to service workers for specified purposes under certain conditions; defines service workers and employers.
Status:
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/22/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
01/26/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
01/29/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/17/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Voted do pass with amendment. (6-1)
02/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Do pass as amended (SD1).
02/20/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted.  Senate Draft 1.
02/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/24/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/27/2015  In Senate Committee on Ways and Means: Voted do pass with amendment. (9-1)
03/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Ways and Means: Do pass as amended (SD2).
03/06/2015  Forty-eight (48) hours notice.
03/10/2015  In Senate. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. Senate Draft 2.
03/10/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House. (0-1)
03/12/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
03/12/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/20/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
03/23/2015  In Committee: Measure Deleted from Schedule.
04/16/2015  Failed Second Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 560
Sponsor: Espero (D)
Title: Department of Public Safety
Summary: Requires the auditor to audit the use of state and federal family leave benefits by adult corrections officers of the Department of Public Safety.
Status:
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs.
01/26/2015  Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/26/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/05/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/12/2015  In Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs: Voted do pass. (3-0)
02/12/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Voted do pass. (4-0)
02/18/2015  From Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs: Do pass.
02/18/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Do pass.
02/19/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
02/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 965
Sponsor: Chun Oakland (D)
Title: Family Leave Trust Fund
Summary: (Kupuna Caucus) Establishes a family leave insurance program, which requires employees to make contributions into a trust fund to be used to provide employees with family leave insurance benefits in order to care for a designated person; appropriates funds to DLIR to implement the program.
Status:
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Human Services and Housing.
01/28/2015  Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 1025
Sponsor: Chun Oakland (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick leave to employees to care for themselves or a family member who is ill, needs medical care, or is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Status:
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 1088
Sponsor: Kim (D)
Title: Employees Retirement System
Summary: Changes the formula for crediting unused sick leave to retirement benefits for public employees who become members of the employees' retirement system after June 30, 2015.
Status:
01/27/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/10/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/17/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Voted do pass with amendment. (7-0)
02/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Do pass as amended (SD1).
02/20/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted.  Senate Draft 1.
02/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

ILLINOIS

IL H 166
Sponsor: Flowers (D)
Title: Family Leave Insurance Program Act
Summary: Creates the Family Leave Insurance Program Act; requires the Department of Labor to establish and administer a Family Leave Insurance Program that provides family leave insurance benefits to eligible employees who take unpaid family leave to care for a newborn child, a newly adopted or newly placed foster child, or a family member with a serious health condition; sets forth eligibility requirements.
Status:
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
02/03/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
02/25/2015  In House. Committee Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Rules.
03/16/2015  In House. Committee Amendment No. 2  filed. Referred to Rules.
03/19/2015  In House. Committee Amendment No. 3 filed. Referred to Rules.
03/25/2015  From House Committee on Labor & Commerce: Do pass.  Adopted Amendment No. 3. (16-10)
03/25/2015  In House. Rule 40 Tabled Amendment No. 1 & 2.
03/26/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/15/2015  In House. Floor Amendment No. 4 filed. Referred to Rules.
04/22/2015  In House.  State Mandates Fiscal Note filed as amended.
04/22/2015  In House.  Read second time.
04/22/2015  In House.  Held on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/24/2015  In House.  Fiscal Note filed as amended.
04/24/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.
07/08/2015  From House Committee on Rules: Do pass.
07/08/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
07/08/2015  In House. Final Passage Deadline Extended to July 31, 2015.
07/08/2015  From House Committee on Rules: Recommends be adopted. Amendment No. 4
07/09/2015  In House.  State Mandates Fiscal Note filed as amended.
07/31/2015  In House. Final Passage Deadline Extended to August 31, 2015.
08/31/2015  In House. Final Passage Deadline Extended to September 30, 2015.
09/30/2015  In House. Final Passage Deadline Extended to October 31, 2015.

IL H 3206
Sponsor: Nekritz (D)
Title: School Code
Summary: Amends the School Code; prohibits a school board from entering into or extending a collective bargaining agreement or other employment contract on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act under which employees are paid for unused vacation time or sick leave for which pension credit may be granted under the Teachers' Retirement System of the State/.
Status:
02/25/2015  Introduced.
02/25/2015  To House Committee on Rules.

IL H 3297
Sponsor: Mitchell C (D)
Title: Employee Paid Health Care Time Act
Summary: Creates the Employee Paid Health Care Time Act; provides that employees shall accrue paid health care time at a rate of not less than one hour for every 22 hours worked for an employer with 50 or more employees and at a rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked for an employer with fewer than 50 employees; sets forth purposes for which paid health care time may be used; applies to employers employing one or more individuals; prohibits retaliation by employers; defines terms.
Status:
02/26/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/10/2015  To House Committee on Executive.
03/18/2015  In House. Committee Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Rules.
03/27/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.
03/27/2015  Rule 19(a)/ House Committee Amendment No. 1 Re-referred to Rules Committee.

IL H 3962
Sponsor: Sosnowski (R)
Title: Counties Code
Summary: Amends the Counties Code; provides that after the effective date of this amendatory Act and notwithstanding any other provision of law, employees of a county or municipality, including employees subject to collective bargaining agreements, may not carry over or transfer any more than five vacation days, five personal days, and five sick days accrued in one calendar to the next calendar year; amends the Municipal Code and the Wage Payment and Collection Act with the same changes.
Status:
02/27/2015  Introduced.
02/27/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/12/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
03/27/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 4036
Sponsor: Lilly (D)
Title: Victims Economic Security and Safety Act
Summary: Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act; provides that all employees, not only those working for an employer having more than 49 employees, covered by the Act are entitled to a total of 12 work weeks of leave during any 12-month period.
Status:
02/27/2015  Introduced.
02/27/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/16/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
03/27/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 4068
Sponsor: Tryon (R)
Title: Victims Economic Security and Safety Act
Summary: Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act; makes a technical change in a section concerning posting of certain notices.
Status:
02/27/2015  Introduced.
02/27/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/16/2015  To House Committee on Executive.
03/27/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL S 104
Sponsor: Murphy (R)
Title: Pension Code
Summary: Amends the Municipal Retirement Fund, Cook County, State Employees, State Universities, Downstate Teachers, and Chicago Teachers Articles of the Pension Code; for participants who first become participants on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, prohibits payments for unused sick or vacation time from being used to calculate pensionable earnings and salary and unused sick or vacation time from being used to establish service credit.
Status:
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
02/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Executive.
02/19/2015  In Senate Committee on Executive: To Subcommittee on Special Issues (EX).

IL S 324
Sponsor: Cullerton J (D)
Title: Absence Act
Summary: Amends the Military Leave of Absence Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning a State employee's leave of absence for active military service.
Status:
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/26/2015  From Senate Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/26/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.

IL S 328
Sponsor: Cullerton J (D)
Title: Absence Act
Summary: Amends the Military Leave of Absence Act; makes a technical change in a section concerning a state employee's leave of absence for active military service.
Status:
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/26/2015  From Senate Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/26/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/21/2015  Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL S 332
Sponsor: Cullerton J (D)
Title: Absence Act
Summary: Amends the Military Leave of Absence Act; makes a technical change in a section concerning a state employee's leave of absence for active military service.
Status:
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/26/2015  From Senate Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/26/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/21/2015  Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL S 812
Sponsor: Sandoval (D)
Title: Pension Code
Summary: Amends the Chicago Teacher Article of the Pension Code; provides that any earned sick pay which is payable by an employer shall be considered pensionable earnings as provided by Section 17-134 and the charter school shall certify the number of sick days being paid; also provides that any sum paid by a charter school employer before or after the school year shall be considered pensionable earnings if the payment is conditioned in any way on service being performed by the contributor.
Status:
02/05/2015  Introduced.
02/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
02/17/2015  To Senate Committee on Licensed Activities and Pensions.
03/26/2015  In Senate Committee on Licensed Activities & Pensions: Postponed in committee.
04/16/2015  In Senate Committee on Licensed Activities & Pensions: Postponed in committee.

IL S 1836
Sponsor: Hutchinson (D)
Title: Healthy Workplace Act and Amends the State Finance Act
Summary: Creates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act; requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees; sets forth the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used; contains provisions regarding employer responsibilities, unlawful employer practices, and other matters; provides that the Department of Labor shall administer the Act; authorizes the imposition of civil penalties; authorizes individuals to file civil actions with respect to violations.
Status:
02/20/2015  Introduced.
02/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/17/2015  To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/26/2015  In Senate Committee on Executive: Postponed in committee.

IL S 2147
Sponsor: Hutchinson (D)
Title: Healthy Workplace Act and Amends the State Finance Act
Summary: Creates the Healthy Workplace Act and amends the State Finance Act; requires employers to provide specified paid sick days to employees; sets forth the purposes for and manner in which the sick days may be used; contains provisions regarding employer responsibilities, unlawful employer practices, and other matters; provides that the Department of Labor shall administer the Act; authorizes the imposition of civil penalties; authorizes individuals to file civil actions with respect to violations.
Status:
05/31/2015  Introduced.
05/31/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL S 2192
Sponsor: Mulroe (D)
Title: Veterans Day Paid Leave Act
Summary: Creates the Veterans Day Paid Leave Act; requires each employer to provide each employee who is a veteran with a paid day off on Veterans Day if the employee would otherwise be required to work on that day; provides that the employee must provide notice to the employer that he or she intends to take time off on Veterans Day and must provide the employer with documentation verifying that he or she is a veteran; creates an income tax credit in an amount equal to the wages.
Status:
10/20/2015  Introduced.
10/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.

INDIANA

IN H 1122
Sponsor: Dvorak (D)
Title: Personal Leave for Employees
Summary: Provides that certain employees of certain employers are entitled to take 24 hours of paid leave and 16 hours of unpaid leave in a 12 month period.
Status:
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions.

IN SR 52
Sponsor: Breaux (D)
Title: Study of Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Urges the Legislative Council to assign to a study committee the topic of the feasibility of establishing paid family leave and paid sick leave in Indiana.
Status:
03/30/2015  Introduced.
03/30/2015  To Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor.

IOWA

IA D 1916
Sponsor: Berry (D)
Title: School Visitation Leave for Employees
Summary: Relates to school visitation leave for employees.
Status:
02/03/2015  Filed.

IA H 19
Sponsor: Hunter (D)
Title: Vacation Leave and Time Off for Employees
Summary: Provides employee leave by providing for time off and vacation leave; relates to payments for accrued vacation time and for accrued paid time off for all employees who are terminated or suspended; requires an employer to pay accrued vacation pay to a terminated or suspended employee only if the employer has a policy, procedure, or contract that requires the employer to do so; defines paid time off.
Status:
01/15/2015  Introduced.
01/15/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
01/20/2015  In House Committee on Labor: Subcommittee assignments: Watts, Holt, and Kearns

IA H 329
Sponsor: Kelley Da (D)
Title: Employee Rights Under the Federal Family Leave Act
Summary: Provides that it is an unfair employment practice under the Iowa Civil Rights Act to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because that person has exercised the person's rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
Status:
02/18/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.

KANSAS

KS S 207
Sponsor: Federal and State Affairs Cmt
Title: Discrimination of Parent Court Proceedings for Children
Summary: Relates to prohibiting retaliation or discrimination by an employer against a parent for taking time off to attend certain court proceedings involving children.
Status:
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce.

LOUISIANA

LA S 81
Sponsor: Peterson (D)
Title: Employment
Summary: Requires employers to give workers paid sick leave.
Status:
03/31/2015  Prefiled.
03/31/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/13/2015  Introduced.
04/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.

LA S 84
Sponsor: Peterson (D)
Title: Family and Medical Leave Benefits
Summary: Creates the Family and Medical Leave Benefits Act.
Status:
04/01/2015  Prefiled.
04/01/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/13/2015  Introduced.
04/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.

MAINE

ME LR 1353
Sponsor: Senator Woodsome
Title: Sick Days and Benefits of an Employee Who Is Terminated
Summary: Regards the sick days and benefits of an employee who is terminated while on sick leave.
Status:
01/15/2015  Filed.
02/19/2015  Assigned Senate Paper number 174 and LD 445

ME LR 2497
Sponsor: Senator Haskell
Title: Paid Sick Time
Summary: Strengthens the economic well-being of the state's workforce by ensuring employees can earn paid sick time.
Status:
10/06/2015  Filed.

ME S 174  LD:  445
Sponsor: Woodsome (R)
Title: Sick Days of an Employee who is Terminated
Summary: This bill requires an employer who terminates the employment of an employee while that employee is out on compensated sick leave to compensate that employee for all accrued sick leave.
Status:
02/19/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  Filed as LR 1353
02/24/2015  Senate refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.
02/24/2015  House refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development in concurrence.
03/18/2015  Work Session Held.
05/12/2015  In Senate. Committee Amendment A adopted.
05/12/2015  In Senate. Engrossed as amended by Committee Amendment A.
05/12/2015  Senate reconsiders.
05/12/2015  Senate to accept Minority Committee Report: Ought to pass, failed.
05/12/2015  Senate accepts Committee Report.
05/13/2015  House accepts Committee Report.
05/13/2015  In House. Committee Amendment A adopted.
05/13/2015  In House. Passed to be engrossed.
05/19/2015  In House. Passed to be enacted.
05/20/2015  Placed on Special Appropriations Table.
07/16/2015  In Senate. Placed in Legislative File (Dead).

MARYLAND

MD H 385
Sponsor: Clippinger (D)
Title: Sick Leave
Summary: Requires specified employers to provide employees with specified earned sick and safe leave; provides for the manner in which earned sick and safe leave is accrued by the employee and treated by the employer; requires an employer to allow an employee to use earned sick and safe leave for specified purposes; requires an employee, under specified circumstances, to request leave, notify the employer of specified information, and comply with specified procedures.
Status:
02/06/2015  Introduced.
02/06/2015  To House Committee on Economic Matters.
02/06/2015  Hearing Scheduled 02/13.

MD H 564
Sponsor: Kelly A (D)
Title: Accrued Sick Leave
Summary: Prohibits specified units of state government from limiting, to less than a specified number of days, the aggregate number of days of accrued sick leave that specified employees may use, without certification of illness or disability; prohibiting certain units of state government from limiting the aggregate number of weeks of family and medical leave that certain employees may use during a certain time period for a certain purpose; relates to regulations adopted by the Secretary of Budget and Management.
Status:
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/18/2015  Hearing Scheduled 03/06.
03/16/2015  From House Committee on Appropriations: Reported favorably. (25-0)
03/17/2015  Committee Report adopted on House floor.
03/17/2015  Second reading passed.  To third reading.
03/19/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (139-0)
03/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.
03/23/2015  Hearing Scheduled 4/02 at 1:00 p.m..
04/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Finance: Reported as amended. (10-1)
04/10/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
04/10/2015  Second reading passed with amendments.  To third reading.
04/11/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (42-4)
04/13/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (131-2)
04/13/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/12/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/12/2015  Chapter No. 435

MD H 776
Sponsor: Kelly A (D)
Title: Parental Leave
Summary: Provides that specified State employees may be entitled to parental leave with pay; establishes the maximum of 30 days of parental leave that employees may use for the care and nurturing of a child following the birth or adoption of the child; provides that an employee may use parental leave only after obtaining approval from the employee's appointing authority; prohibits an employee from receiving specified payment unless the employee takes a specified action.
Status:
02/13/2015  Introduced.
02/13/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/18/2015  Hearing Scheduled 03/06.
03/16/2015  From House Committee on Appropriations: Reported unfavorably. (25-0)
03/16/2015  Withdrawn from further consideration.

MD S 40
Sponsor: Pugh (D)
Title: Sick Leave
Summary: Requires specified employers to provide employees with specified earned sick and safe leave; provides for the manner in which earned sick and safe leave is accrued by the employee and treated by the employer; requires an employer to allow an employee to use earned sick and safe leave for specified purposes; requires an employee, under specified circumstances, to request leave, notify the employer of specified information, and comply with specified procedures.
Status:
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.
01/20/2015  Hearing Scheduled 02/03.

MD S 191
Sponsor: Peters (D)
Title: Credit for Unused Sick Leave
Summary: Clarifies that a member of the State Retirement and Pension System may not receive creditable service for unused sick leave at retirement unless the leave was available to the member to be used as sick leave during employment; clarifies the definition of "unused sick leave" to specify that the leave must have been available to be used as sick leave during employment.
Status:
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Budget and Taxation.
02/04/2015  Hearing Scheduled 02/19.
04/03/2015  From Senate Committee on Budget and Taxation: Reported favorably. (13-0)
04/03/2015  Committee Report adopted on Senate floor.
04/03/2015  Second reading passed.  To third reading.
04/06/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (47-0)
04/07/2015  To House Committee on Rules and Executive Nominations.

MD S 687
Sponsor: Benson (D)
Title: Parental Leave
Summary: Provides that specified State employees may be entitled to parental leave with pay; establishes a maximum of 30 days of parental leave that employees may use for the care and nurturing of a child following the birth or adoption of the child; provides that an employee may use parental leave only after obtaining approval from the employee's appointing authority; prohibits an employee from receiving specified payment unless the employee takes a specified action.
Status:
02/06/2015  Introduced.
02/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.
02/18/2015  Hearing Scheduled 03/19.
03/13/2015  Hearing cancelled.
03/16/2015  From Senate Committee on Finance: Reported unfavorably. (11-0)
03/16/2015  Withdrawn from further consideration.

MASSACHUSETTS

MA H 2282
Sponsor: Durant (R)
Title: State Employees Sick Leave Bank
Summary: Relates to the state employee's sick leave bank.
Status:
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To Joint Committee on Public Service.
03/11/2015  Filed as House Docket 2551
11/05/2015  Scheduled hearing pending for: 11/10/2015

MA HD 524
Sponsor: Hogan (D)
Title: Leaves of Absence for Civil Air Patrol Members
Summary: Relates to leaves of absence for civil air patrol members.
Status:
01/13/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 3141

MA HD 1215
Sponsor: Garballey (D)
Title: Military Leave
Summary: Relates to military leave.
Status:
01/15/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 2299

MA HD 2551
Sponsor: Durant (R)
Title: State Employee Sick Leave Bank
Summary: Relates to a state employee sick leave bank.
Status:
01/16/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 2282

MA HD 3282
Sponsor: Cabral (D)
Title: Paid Family Leave
Summary: Establishes paid family leave.
Status:
01/20/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 809

MA HD 3411
Sponsor: Gordon (D)
Title: Family and Medical Leave and Temporary Disability
Summary: Establishes a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program.
Status:
01/20/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 1718

MA S 980
Sponsor: Humason (R)
Title: Earned Paid Sick Time
Summary: Clarifies earned paid sick time.
Status:
04/15/2015  Introduced.
04/15/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
04/15/2015  Filed as Senate Docket 1509
09/22/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 1004
Sponsor: Rodrigues (D)
Title: Earned Sick Time Ballot Question
Summary: Clarifies the earned sick time ballot question.
Status:
04/15/2015  Introduced.
04/15/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
04/15/2015  Filed as Senate Docket 1692
09/22/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 1330
Sponsor: Brownsberger (D)
Title: Sick Leave Banks
Summary: Relates to sick leave banks.
Status:
04/15/2015  Introduced.
04/15/2015  To Joint Committee on Public Service.
04/15/2015  Filed as Senate Docket 502
11/03/2015  Hearing scheduled for: 11/10/2015.

MA SD 502
Sponsor: Brownsberger (D)
Title: Sick Leave Banks
Summary: Relates to sick leave banks.
Status:
01/15/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 1330

MA SD 1509
Sponsor: Humason (R)
Title: Earned Paid Sick Time
Summary: Clarifies earned paid sick time.
Status:
01/16/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 980

MA SD 1692
Sponsor: Rodrigues (D)
Title: Earned Sick Time Ballot Question
Summary: Clarifies the earned sick time ballot question.
Status:
01/16/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 1004

MA SD 1853
Sponsor: Spilka (D)
Title: Temporary Disability Leave Insurance Program
Summary: Establishes a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program.
Status:
01/20/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 1008

MICHIGAN

MI H 4024
Sponsor: Kosowski (D)
Title: Newborn Leave Time
Summary: Relates to newborn leave time; creates Birth or Adoption Leave Act to give new parents certain time off work.
Status:
01/15/2015  Introduced.
01/15/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Trade.

MI H 4167
Sponsor: Chang (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave.
Status:
02/10/2015  Introduced.
02/10/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Trade.

MI H 4223
Sponsor: Kosowski (D)
Title: Adoption Leave
Summary: Requires businesses with 50 or more employees to offer adoption leave.
Status:
02/19/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Trade.

MI H 4414
Sponsor: Brinks (D)
Title: Sick Leave
Summary: Expands criteria use of sick leave.
Status:
03/26/2015  Introduced.
03/26/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Trade.

MI S 101
Sponsor: Ananich (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave.
Status:
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce.

MI S 256
Sponsor: Ananich (D)
Title: Sick Leave
Summary: Expands criteria for use of sick leave.
Status:
04/14/2015  Introduced.
04/14/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce.

MINNESOTA

MN H 521
Sponsor: Mullery (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; provides for voluntary paid parental leave; requires a report; appropriates money.
Status:
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

MN H 549
Sponsor: Lesch (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; provides for earned sick and safe time; changes Department of Labor and Industry enforcement powers; increases fines and penalties; requires a report; authorizes rulemaking.
Status:
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

MN H 580
Sponsor: Winkler (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; provides for pregnancy, parenting, and caregiver insurance benefits; modifies leave; appropriates money.
Status:
02/05/2015  Introduced.
02/05/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.
03/02/2015  Withdrawn from House Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.
03/02/2015  To House Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

MN H 1093
Sponsor: Thissen (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; establishes a Working Parents Act; provides wage theft protection; provides paid family leave; provides earned sick and safe time; requires fair scheduling; imposes penalties; requires reports; authorizes rulemaking; appropriates money.
Status:
02/19/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To House Committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

MN S 481
Sponsor: Pappas (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; provides for earned sick and safe time; changes Department of Labor and Industry enforcement Powers; increases fines and penalties; requires a report; authorizes rulemaking.
Status:
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on State and Local Government.
02/09/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Committee on State and Local Government.
02/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.

MN S 779
Sponsor: Sieben (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; requires an analysis and report on a Minnesota paid family and medical leave program.
Status:
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.
03/25/2015  From Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development: Do pass as amended.
03/25/2015  Rereferred to Senate Committee on Finance.

MN S 1085
Sponsor: Pappas (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; establishes a Working Parents Act; provides wage theft protection; provides paid family leave; provides earned sick and safe time; requires fair scheduling; imposes penalties; requires reports; authorizes rulemaking; appropriates money.
Status:
02/20/2015  Introduced.
02/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development.

MISSOURI

MO H 175
Sponsor: May (D)
Title: Family Education Leave Act
Summary: Establishes the Family Education Leave Act; authorizes unpaid leave for employees to attend academic activities of their children; defines academic activity to be a parent-teacher conference, tutoring, or other activity or event related to the educational advancement of a parent's or legal guardian's child.
Status:
12/05/2014  Prefiled.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
05/15/2015  To House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education.

MO H 750
Sponsor: Walker (R)
Title: State Employee Vacation Leave
Summary: Specifies that a state employee who works 10-hour days and 40 hours per week cannot be required to take two hours of vacation leave for paid holidays.
Status:
01/29/2015  Introduced.
05/15/2015  To House Committee on Workforce Standards and Development.

MO H 1161
Sponsor: McCreery (D)
Title: Family Leave Act
Summary: Establishes the Missouri Family Leave Act.
Status:
03/10/2015  Introduced.
05/15/2015  To House Committee on Children and Families.

MONTANA

MT S 195
Sponsor: Caferro (D)
Title: Employment Protections for National Guard Members
Summary: Applies the employment protections for members of Montana's National Guard to members of the National Guard in another state who are employed in Montana.
Status:
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  Filed as Draft 620.
01/21/2015  To Senate Committee on State Administration.
02/11/2015  Tabled.
02/20/2015  Taken from Committee.
02/21/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
02/21/2015  In Senate. 2nd Reading Passed. (49-0)
02/24/2015  In Senate. 3rd Reading Passed. (49-1)
02/24/2015  Passed Senate.  To House.
02/25/2015  To House Committee on State Administration.
03/24/2015  From House Committee on State Administration: Do pass as amended. (20-0)
04/01/2015  In House. 2nd Reading Passed. (100-0)
04/07/2015  In House. 3rd Reading Passed. (100-0)
04/07/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (100-0)
04/14/2015  Senate concurred in House amendments. (50-0)
04/14/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/15/2015  Printed - Enrolled Version Available
04/15/2015  Returned from Enrolling.
04/20/2015  To Governor.
04/29/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/29/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 363

MT S 246
Sponsor: Pomnichowski (D)
Title: Use of Sick Leave and Vacation Time
Summary: Revises laws restricting use of sick leave & vacation time; relates to labor and employment; relates to local government; relates to public officers and employees.
Status:
01/30/2015  Introduced.
01/30/2015  Filed as Draft 1871.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on State Administration.
02/20/2015  Tabled.
02/27/2015  Missed Deadline for General Bill Transmittal.

NEVADA

NV A 235
Sponsor: Neal (D)
Title: Requirement of Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances.
Status:
03/06/2015  Introduced.
03/06/2015  To Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor.

NV BDR 973
Sponsor: Senate Minority Leader
Title: Earned Sick Leave for Employees
Summary: Revises provisions relating to earned sick leave for employees.
Status:
02/10/2015  Filed.

NV BDR 1059
Sponsor: Neal (D)
Title: Sick Leave for Employees
Summary: Revises provisions governing sick leave for employees.
Status:
02/16/2015  Filed.

NV S 259
Sponsor: Ford (D)
Title: Provision of Paid Sick Leave to Employees
Summary: Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances.
Status:
03/12/2015  Introduced.
03/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy.
04/08/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy: Without recommendation.
04/08/2015  Rereferred to Senate Committee on Finance.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH H 600
Sponsor: Gile (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave for Employees
Summary: Requires employers to provide paid sick leave for employees.
15-0358 06/01.
Status:
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services.
01/26/2015  Filed as LSR 358.
02/03/2015  Public Hearing: 2/19/2015.
02/23/2015  Executive Session: 3/3/2015.
03/05/2015  From House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services: Majority reported ought not to pass.
03/05/2015  From House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services: Minority reported ought to pass.
03/12/2015  Failed to pass House. (219-122)

NH LSR 358
Sponsor: Gile (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave for Employees
Summary: Relates to paid sick leave for employees.
Status:
12/02/2014  Filed.
01/26/2015  Assigned Bill Number: H 600.

NH LSR 2051
Sponsor: Webb J (R)
Title: Use of the Family and Medical Leave Act Time
Summary: Relates to the use of the Family and Medical Leave Act time as it applies to workmen's compensation.
Status:
09/08/2015  Filed.

NEW JERSEY

NJ A 317
Sponsor: Bramnick (R)
Title: Time Off from Work for Fire Response Volunteers
Summary: Requires employers to provide time off from work for members of certain volunteer organizations to respond to fires under certain conditions.
Status:
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Homeland Security and State Preparedness.

NJ A 384
Sponsor: Tucker (D)
Title: Leaves of Absence for Vietnam Veterans
Summary: Grants certain leaves of absence for Vietnam Veterans of America conventions.
Status:
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.
05/15/2014  From Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.
05/15/2014  To Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

NJ A 430
Sponsor: Jimenez (D)
Title: School and Medical Family Leave
Summary: Provides for school and medical family leave.
Status:
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 866
Sponsor: Sumter (D)
Title: Leave and Benefit Programs
Summary: Concerns eligibility for certain leave and benefit programs.
Status:
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 1842
Sponsor: Lampitt (D)
Title: Compensation for Public Employees
Summary: Limits payments for unused sick leave earned after effective date by public officers or employees represented by union; for all public employees, limits vacation leave carry forward and requires suspension and forfeiture of certain supplemental compensation.
Status:
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on State and Local Government.

NJ A 1992
Sponsor: Watson-Coleman (D)
Title: Parents and Guardians Leave Authorizations
Summary: Authorizes eight hours of leave for parents and guardians from work for school-related events of children.
Status:
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2354
Sponsor: Lampitt (D)
Title: Earned Sick Leave
Summary: Concerns earned sick leave; adds sexual violence, stalking and any sexually violent offense as a factor in providing an employee's absence; excludes an employee performing service in the construction industry that is under contract pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.
Status:
01/27/2014  Filed.
02/06/2014  Introduced.
02/06/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
10/27/2014  From Assembly Committee on Labor as amended. (6-3)
10/27/2014  To Assembly Committee on Budget.
12/15/2014  From Assembly Committee on Budget as amended. (6-4)

NJ A 2572
Sponsor: Green (D)
Title: Temporary Disability and Payments
Summary: Concerns payment of certain Temporary Disability Insurance and Family Temporary Disability Leave Benefits.
Status:
02/06/2014  Filed.
02/10/2014  Introduced.
02/10/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2752
Sponsor: Tucker (D)
Title: Sons of The American Legion Members Paid Leave
Summary: Adds Sons of The American Legion to list of organizations whose representatives receive paid leaves of absence to attend state and national conventions.
Status:
02/24/2014  Filed.
02/25/2014  Introduced.
02/25/2014  To Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

NJ A 2927
Sponsor: Mainor (D)
Title: State Corrections
Summary: Provides for sick leave injury program of 30 days for state corrections officer injured by inmate of state correctional facility.
Status:
03/13/2014  Filed.
03/20/2014  Introduced.
03/20/2014  To Assembly Committee on State and Local Government.

NJ A 3156
Sponsor: DeAngelo (D)
Title: Employee Status Reporting
Summary: Requires all employers to report specified information which shall comprise and be known as the Employee Status Report which includes the ending of employment for an employee who was laid off, furloughed, separated, granted a leave without pay, or terminated from employment, including the wages paid to the employee and the number of base weeks worked by the employee during the calendar year in which the employment ends.
Status:
05/08/2014  Filed.
05/15/2014  Introduced.
05/15/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
09/11/2014  From Assembly Committee on Labor. (5-3)
09/11/2014  To Assembly Committee on Appropriations.
02/05/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations as substituted. (6-2)
02/23/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (44-28)
02/24/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NJ A 3702
Sponsor: McGuckin (R)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Prohibits local governments from requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave.
Status:
09/15/2014  Filed.
09/18/2014  Introduced.
09/18/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 4166
Sponsor: Benson (D)
Title: Employers and Health Care Providers Information
Summary: Requires employers and health care providers to disseminate information regarding certain leave and benefits.
Status:
01/29/2015  Filed.
02/05/2015  Introduced.
02/05/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 4363
Sponsor: Quijano (D)
Title: Minimum Wage and Sick Leave
Summary: Prohibits local units of government from adopting increased minimum wage and mandatory paid sick leave for private employers.
Status:
03/26/2015  Filed.
05/07/2015  Introduced.
05/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 4487
Sponsor: Diegnan (D)
Title: Retirement Pay
Summary: Concerns payment of leave time to employee in year of employee's retirement.
Status:
06/01/2015  Filed.
06/04/2015  Introduced.
06/04/2015  To Assembly Committee on State and Local Government.

NJ S 79
Sponsor: Stack (D)
Title: Payments for Unused Sick Leave
Summary: Eliminates payments for unused sick leave earned after effective date; limits carry forward of unused vacation leave; requires suspension and forfeiture of certain payments; limits use of unused sick leave in year before retirement.
Status:
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.

NJ S 188
Sponsor: Whelan (D)
Title: Leave and Benefit Programs
Summary: Concerns eligibility for certain leave and benefit programs.
Status:
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
01/27/2014  Withdrawn from further consideration.

NJ S 705
Sponsor: Turner (D)
Title: Use and Supplemental Compensation for Certain Leave
Summary: Limits use and supplemental compensation for certain leave.
Status:
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.

NJ S 785
Sponsor: Weinberg (D)
Title: Earned Sick Leave
Summary: Concerns earned sick leave; provides if an employee is transferred to a separate division, entity, or location, but remains employed by the same employer, then the employee shall be entitled to all earned sick leave accrued at the prior division, entity, or location, and shall be entitled to use the accrued earned sick leave; provides if a former employee is rehired within a specified time any unused accrued earned sick leave shall be reinstated.
Status:
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
06/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor as amended. (3-2)

NJ S 877
Sponsor: Beck (R)
Title: Public Employees Sick Leave Payments
Summary: Limits payment to certain public employees for accumulated sick leave upon retirement; requires fine and reprimand or termination for violation of sick leave by public employee.
Status:
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.

NJ S 1518
Sponsor: Codey (D)
Title: Volunteer Emergency Services Business Tax Credit
Summary: Allows business tax credit to employers giving paid leave to employees for service with volunteer emergency services organizations under corporation business tax and gross income tax.
Status:
02/25/2014  Filed.
02/27/2014  Introduced.
02/27/2014  To Senate Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ S 1519
Sponsor: Codey (D)
Title: Employer and Health Care Information Dissemination
Summary: Requires employers and health care providers to disseminate information regarding certain leave and benefits.
Status:
02/25/2014  Filed.
02/27/2014  Introduced.
02/27/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
01/29/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor. (3-1)
06/25/2015  Amended on Senate floor.

NJ S 1525
Sponsor: Weinberg (D)
Title: Payments of Unused Sick or Vacation Leave
Summary: Requires suspension of payment for unused sick or vacation leave payable to person indicted for criminal offense; requires forfeiture of such payment upon service deemed dishonorable or conviction for crime.
Status:
02/25/2014  Filed.
02/27/2014  Introduced.
02/27/2014  To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.

NJ S 1823
Sponsor: Turner (D)
Title: Supplemental Compensation
Summary: Clarifies school district employees subject to statutory provisions concerning supplemental compensation for unused sick leave and vacation carry forward requirements.
Status:
03/17/2014  Filed.
03/24/2014  Introduced.
03/24/2014  To Senate Committee on Education.

NJ S 2865
Sponsor: Oroho (R)
Title: Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Policies
Summary: Prohibits local units of government from adopting mandatory paid sick leave and increased minimum wage policies.
Status:
03/16/2015  Filed.
05/07/2015  Introduced.
05/07/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NEW MEXICO

NM H 498
Sponsor: Gentry (R)
Title: State Preemption Of Wage and Leave Laws
Summary: Relates to employment; preempts local laws addressing minimum wage and employee leave; provides exceptions; provides for severability.
Status:
02/18/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Regulatory and Public Affairs.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Business and Employment.

NM HM 2
Sponsor: Chasey (D)
Title: Parental Paid Leave Working Group
Summary: Requests the family-friendly workplace task force to convene a parental paid-leave working group to make findings and develop recommendations for the establishment of a publicly managed parenting workers' leave fund.
Status:
12/16/2014  Prefiled.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  In House.  Tabled.
01/30/2015  In House.  Withdrawn from table.
01/30/2015  To House Committee on Health.
01/30/2015  To House Committee on Business and Employment.
02/26/2015  From House Committee on Health: Do pass as substituted.
03/12/2015  From House Committee on Business and Employment: Do pass as amended.
03/19/2015  Passed House. (44-12)

NM S 20
Sponsor: Padilla (D)
Title: Paid Leave for Parent Teacher Conferences
Summary: Concerns paid leave for parent teacher conferences.
Status:
12/16/2014  Prefiled.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Education.
01/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Corporations and Transportation.
02/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

NM S 375
Sponsor: Candelaria (D)
Title: Family Act
Summary: Relates to employment; creates the New Mexico Family Act; provides for a state unpaid family and medical leave program administered by the Workforce Solutions Department; creates the family and medical leave compensation fund; provides for a supplemental income tax distributed to the family and medical leave compensation fund; provides for administration of the family and medical leave compensation fund by the Workforce Solutions Department.
Status:
01/29/2015  Introduced.
01/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Affairs.
01/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Corporations and Transportation.
01/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.

NM S 646
Sponsor: Wirth (D)
Title: Worker Rights to Wages and Leave
Summary: Relates to labor; protects worker rights to wages and leave.
Status:
02/19/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Affairs.
02/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/14/2015  From Senate Committee on Public Affairs: Do pass as amended.

NEW YORK

NY A 339
Sponsor: Skartados (D)
Title: Emergency Personnel Job Protection
Summary: Relates to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel job protection.
Status:
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 510
Sponsor: Kolb (R)
Title: Family and Medical Leave Independent Savings Account
Summary: Establishes the Family and Medical Leave Independent Savings Account Act; provides a tax credit for employee compensation deferred to such accounts.
Status:
01/06/2015  Prefiled.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 740
Sponsor: Steck (D)
Title: Unpaid Leave of Absence As Reasonable Accommodation
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; establishes unpaid leave of absence as a reasonable accommodation under the state's human rights law.
Status:
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 994
Sponsor: Hevesi (D)
Title: Employee Sick and Personal Leave
Summary: Allows state, local government, school district and other political subdivision employees to utilize sick and personal leave when authorized to take leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act; doesn't supersede valid collective bargaining agreements.
Status:
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 2482
Sponsor: Kim (D)
Title: Parental Involvement Leave Act
Summary: Enacts the "Parental Involvement Leave Act" requiring employers to grant employees up to 16 hours leave during any school year to attend school conferences or classroom activities related to the employee's child if the conference or activity cannot be scheduled during non-work hours.
Status:
01/16/2015  Introduced.
01/16/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 2851
Sponsor: Simotas (D)
Title: New York Family Leave Act
Summary: Establishes the New York family leave act providing for leaves of absence for the birth or adoption of a child.
Status:
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 2853
Sponsor: Simotas (D)
Title: Leave of Absence for Victims of Domestic Violence
Summary: Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence; permits victims of domestic violence to take an unpaid leave of absence for ninety days from employment to address on-going domestic violence; defines "address on-going domestic violence"; contains provision to protect the individual's job position and benefits.
Status:
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 3700
Sponsor: Glick (D)
Title: Utilization of Accrued and Available Sick Leave
Summary: Allows employees to utilize accrued and available sick leave to provide care to immediate family, household members or domestic partners; defines relevant terms.
Status:
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 4744
Sponsor: Colton (D)
Title: Employee Whose Position Is Eliminated
Summary: Provides that an employee whose position is eliminated for certain reasons and who is subsequently transferred to a different agency be entitled to the same hourly salary, retain all accrued sick leave, retain, cash out or use all accrued vacation time, and be paid relocation expenses.
Status:
02/05/2015  Introduced.
02/05/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY S 674
Sponsor: Parker (D)
Title: Parental Involvement Leave Act
Summary: Enacts the "Parental Involvement Leave Act" requiring employers to grant employees up to 16 hours leave during any school year to attend school conferences or classroom activities related to the employee's child if the conference or activity cannot be scheduled during nonwork hours.
Status:
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/20o Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 842
Sponsor: Robach (R)
Title: Entitlement To Unpaid Leave of Absence
Summary: Relates to the entitlement to unpaid leave of absence for victims of domestic violence; permits victims of domestic violence to take an unpaid leave of absence for ninety days from employment to address on-going domestic violence; defines "address on-going domestic violence"; contains provision to protect the individual's job position and benefits.
Status:
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 1154
Sponsor: Avella (D)
Title: Use of Sick Leave to Provide Care for Others
Summary: Allows employees to utilize accrued and available sick leave to provide care to immediate family, household members or domestic partners; defines relevant terms.
Status:
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 1208
Sponsor: Parker (D)
Title: Sick Leave To Employees
Summary: Requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Status:
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 1298
Sponsor: Peralta (D)
Title: New York Family Leave Act
Summary: Establishes the New York family leave act providing for leaves of absence for the birth or adoption of a child.
Status:
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 2507
Sponsor: Parker (D)
Title: Make Time for Parenting Act
Summary: Relates to the "Make Time for Parenting Act".
Status:
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 3004
Sponsor: Addabbo (D)
Title: Workers Compensation Benefits for Injury or Sickness
Summary: Provides workers' compensation benefits for injury or sickness, pregnancy or family leave; applies to an employee and to family members taking family leave to care for an employee.
Status:
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 3301
Sponsor: Klein (D)
Title: Family Care Leave Benefits
Summary: Establishes family care leave benefits within the disability provisions of the workers' compensation law; such benefits provide up to six Weeks of paid leave from work for the care of a family member with a serious health condition or to bond with the employee's child within the first 12 months of birth or taking custody of such child.
Status:
02/04/2015  Introduced.
02/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 5262
Sponsor: Montgomery (D)
Title: Use of Accrued Sick Time or Vacation Time
Summary: Relates to use of accrued sick time, compensation time or vacation time.
Status:
05/12/2015  Introduced.
05/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NORTH CAROLINA

NC H 270
Sponsor: Fisher (D)
Title: Paid Sick Days
Summary: Provides for healthy families and healthy workplaces by ensuring that all workers have earned paid sick days to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.
Status:
03/17/2015  Filed.
03/18/2015  Introduced.
03/18/2015  To House Committee on Children, Youth and Families.

NC H 331
Sponsor: Saine (R)
Title: Unused Sick Leave
Summary: Allows unused sick leave under the local governmental employees' retirement system to be applied as eligible service in the sheriffs' supplemental pension fund.
Status:
03/23/2015  Filed.
03/24/2015  Introduced.
03/24/2015  To House Committee on Pensions and Retirement.

NC H 816
Sponsor: Turner (R)
Title: Modify Labor Law Regarding Parental Involvement Leave
Summary: Directs the Legislative Research Commission to study the needs of working caregivers; clarifies that the Commission recognizes that an increasing number of employees have caregiving responsibilities and that the state needs to develop public and private solutions to ensure the needs of working caregivers are met; relates to employment opportunities for caregivers; relates to protections available to working caregivers under existing laws; relates to costs associated with caregiving.
Status:
04/14/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Introduced.
04/15/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Job Development.
04/22/2015  Withdrawn from House Committee on Commerce and Job Development.
04/22/2015  Re-referred to House Committee on Judiciary III.
04/29/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary III: Reported favorably with substitute.
04/29/2015  In House.  Judiciary III committee substitute adopted on House floor.
04/29/2015  In House.  Placed on Calendar for immediate consideration.
04/30/2015  In House.  Read second time.  To third reading. (113-0)
04/30/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House.  To Senate.
04/30/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.

NC H 818
Sponsor: Turner (R)
Title: Employee Caregiving Time Act
Summary: Enacts the eligible leave for Employee Caregiving Time Act.
Status:
04/14/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Introduced.
04/15/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Job Development.
04/22/2015  Withdrawn from House Committee on Commerce and Job Development.
04/22/2015  Re-referred to House Committee on Judiciary III.

NC S 339
Sponsor: Bryant (D)
Title: Healthy Families and Healthy Workplaces
Summary: Provides for healthy families and healthy workplaces by ensuring that all workers have earned paid sick days to address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.
Status:
03/19/2015  Filed.
03/23/2015  Introduced.
03/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.

NORTH DAKOTA

ND H 1202
Sponsor: Ruby (R)
Title: Withholding of Awarded Paid Time Off
Summary: Relates to withholding of awarded paid time off by a private employer if, at the time of hiring, the employer provided the employee written notice of the limitation on payment of awarded paid time off.
Status:
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/12/2015  To House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
01/28/2015  From House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor: Do pass as amended.
01/29/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
01/30/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (88-2)
02/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
03/19/2015  From Senate Committee on Industry, Business and Labor: Do pass as amended. (7-0)
03/20/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
03/23/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (46-0)
04/06/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (92-0)
04/07/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/08/2015  To Governor.
04/09/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/28/2015  Chapter Number 247

ND S 2224
Sponsor: Sinner (D)
Title: Employer Tax Credit
Summary: Relates to an employer tax credit for wages paid for family medical leave; provides an effective date.
Status:
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To Senate Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
02/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Industry, Business and Labor: Do pass.
02/13/2015  Failed to pass Senate. (18-29)

OKLAHOMA

OK H 1872
Sponsor: Shelton (D)
Title: Labor
Summary: Relates to labor; authorizes leave of absence for certain donations for employees; provides exemption; provides for codification; provides an effective date.
Status:
01/23/2015  Prefiled.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/03/2015  To House Committee on Rules.

OK H 1876
Sponsor: Shelton (D)
Title: Labor
Summary: Relates to labor; authorizes leave of absence for certain donations for certain employees; provides for codification; provides an effective date.
Status:
01/23/2015  Prefiled.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/03/2015  To House Committee on Rules.

OREGON

OR D 1229
Sponsor: Senate Committee on Business and Transportation
Title: Paid Sick Time
Summary: Requires all employers to implement paid sick time for employees. Creates exceptions.
Status:
12/08/2014  Filed.

OR H 2005
Sponsor: Vega Pederson (D)
Title: Paid Sick Time
Summary: Requires employers that employ a specified number of employees to implement paid sick time for employees and employers that employ a specified number of employees to implement unpaid sick time for employees; specifies purposes for which sick time may be taken and rate at which sick time accrues; requires advance notice of request to use sick time under certain circumstances; prohibits discrimination against employee for inquiring about or using paid sick time; relates to violating of unlawful practices.
Status:
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/16/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/23/2015  Work Session scheduled.
03/23/2015  Work Session held.
03/30/2015  Work Session held.
04/20/2015  Work Session held.
04/24/2015  From House Committee on Business and Labor: Do pass with amendment.
04/24/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
04/24/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 2600
Sponsor: Smith Warner (D)
Title: Group Health Insurance Coverage
Summary: Requires continuation of group health insurance coverage for employee on family leave on same terms as when employee is not on leave.
Status:
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Health Care.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Health Care.
03/06/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/06/2015  Public Hearing held.
03/16/2015  Work Session scheduled.
03/16/2015  Work Session held.
03/18/2015  From House Committee on Health Care: Do pass.
03/19/2015  In House: Second Reading.
03/20/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (38-16)
03/24/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
05/06/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
05/06/2015  Public Hearing held.
05/20/2015  Work Session scheduled.
05/20/2015  Public Hearing held.
05/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Workforce: Do pass.
05/27/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
05/28/2015  Passed Senate. (20-10)
05/28/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/10/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/10/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 323

OR H 2606
Sponsor: Nosse (D)
Title: Family Leave
Summary: Includes siblings among family members for whom eligible employee may take family leave.
Status:
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 2607
Sponsor: Nosse (D)
Title: Family Leave
Summary: Reduces minimum average hours worked required for eligibility for family leave from 25 to 24.
Status:
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 2646
Sponsor: Read (D)
Title: Unpaid Parental Leave
Summary: Makes failure of employer to grant employee unpaid parental leave to attend certain school-related activities unlawful employment practice.
Status:
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/20/2015  Public Hearing held.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 3204
Sponsor: Gilliam (R)
Title: Income Tax Credit
Summary: Creates income tax credit for certain employers that provide paid sick leave, with restrictions; applies to tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2016, and before Jan. 1, 2026; takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Status:
02/27/2015  Introduced.
03/05/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 3205
Sponsor: Gilliam (R)
Title: Income Tax Credit
Summary: Creates income tax credit for certain employers that provide paid sick leave, with restrictions; applies to tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2016, and before Jan. 1, 2026; takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Status:
02/27/2015  Introduced.
03/05/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 3504
Sponsor: Evans (D)
Title: Income Tax Credit
Summary: Creates income tax credit for certain employers that are required to provide paid sick leave, with restrictions; applies to tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2016, and before Jan. 1, 2020; takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Status:
03/25/2015  Introduced.
04/01/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR S 454
Sponsor: Rosenbaum (D)
Title: Paid Sick Time for Employees
Summary: Requires all employers to implement sick time for employees; includes consumer-employed home care workers; creates exceptions; preempts authority of local government to set requirements; specifies rates of sick time accrual; requires advance notice of request for sick time; prohibits discrimination against employee for inquiring about or using sick time; makes violations unlawful practices subject to jurisdiction of Bureau of Labor and Industries; authorizes a civil action for violations.
Status:
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
02/16/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/16/2015  Public Hearing held.
03/23/2015  Work Session scheduled.
03/23/2015  Public Hearing held.
03/25/2015  Work Session scheduled.
03/25/2015  Public Hearing held.
03/31/2015  From Senate Committee on Workforce: Do pass with amendment.
03/31/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
03/31/2015  To Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
05/04/2015  Assigned to Senate Subcommittee on Human Services.
05/07/2015  Public Hearing and Work Session held.
05/11/2015  Public Hearing held.
05/12/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/01/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/02/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/02/2015  Returned to Full Committee.
06/05/2015  Work Session scheduled.
06/05/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/08/2015  From Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Do pass with amendment.
06/08/2015  Printed B Engrossed Text.
06/09/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
06/10/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (17-13)
06/10/2015  To Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
06/11/2015  From Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Do pass.
06/11/2015  In House: Second Reading.
06/12/2015  Passed House. (33-24)
06/12/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/22/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/25/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 537

OR S 492
Sponsor: Monnes Anderson (D)
Title: Use of Accrued Sick Leave
Summary: Authorizes use of accrued sick leave or personal business leave by certain employees who are victims of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.
Status:
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
03/18/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/18/2015  Public Hearing held.
04/15/2015  Work Session scheduled.
04/15/2015  Public Hearing held.
04/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Workforce: Do pass.
04/20/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
04/21/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (28-0)
04/28/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
05/13/2015  Public Hearing and Work Session held.
05/15/2015  From House Committee on Business and Labor: Do pass.
05/18/2015  In House: Second Reading.
05/28/2015  Passed House. (54-0)
05/28/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/10/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/10/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 352

OR S 653
Sponsor: Girod (R)
Title: Income Tax Credit
Summary: Creates income tax credit for certain employers that provide paid sick leave, with restrictions; applies to tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2016, and before Jan. 1, 2026; takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Status:
02/17/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR S 654
Sponsor: Knopp (R)
Title: Income Tax Credit
Summary: Creates income tax credit for certain employers that provide paid family leave, with restrictions; applies to tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2016, and before Jan. 1, 2026; takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Status:
02/17/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

PENNSYLVANIA

PA H 429
Sponsor: Truitt (R)
Title: Family and Medical Leave for Eligible Employees
Summary: Provides for family and medical leave for eligible employees.
Status:
02/09/2015  Filed.
02/10/2015  Introduced.
02/10/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 624
Sponsor: Donatucci (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees
Summary: Provides for paid sick leave for certain employees, for duties of the Department of Labor and Industry and for enforcement; imposes a civil penalty.
Status:
02/24/2015  Filed.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 849
Sponsor: Miller D (D)
Title: Civil Remedies
Summary: Provides for parental involvement leave; imposes duties on the Department of Labor and Industry; provides for civil remedies.
Status:
03/24/2015  Filed.
03/26/2015  Introduced.
03/26/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA S 221
Sponsor: Hughes (D)
Title: Mandatory Statewide Employer Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Provides for mandatory Statewide employer-paid sick leave for employees and for civil penalties and remedies.
Status:
04/20/2015  Filed.
04/20/2015  Introduced.
04/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA S 681
Sponsor: Dinniman (D)
Title: Family and Medical Leave for Eligible Employees
Summary: Provides for family and medical leave for eligible employees.
Status:
04/08/2015  Filed.
04/08/2015  Introduced.
04/08/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industry.

PUERTO RICO

PR H 2696
Sponsor: Matos Garcia (PPD)
Title: Labor Market and Employment Opportunities
Summary: Relates to the labor market flexibility Law; establishes the Employment Contract Act; creates a favorable environment for the creation and retention of employment opportunities; relates to contracts and employment relationships; allows flexibility in the recruitment, retention and work schedules; sets a minimum grant of vacation benefits, sick leave and Christmas bonuses.
Status:
10/09/2015  Introduced.
10/19/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Systems of Public Service Retirement. Dated 10/9/2015.

PR S 1305
Sponsor: Rivera Filomeno (PPD)
Title: Tipped Employee Minimum Wage
Summary: Amends Law 180 of 1998 known as the Law on Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave in order to establish the State Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees.
Status:
02/19/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Employment Relations, Consumer Affairs and Job Creation.

PR S 1442
Sponsor: Nieves Perez (PPD)
Title: Sick Leave Use for Family Members
Summary: Amends Law 180 of 1998 known as the Law on Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave to provide that employees of public or private enterprises are eligible to use sick leave to care for a family members, including routine appointments, illness and emergency care.
Status:
06/30/2015  Introduced.
06/30/2015  To Senate Committee on Employment Relations, Consumer Affairs and Job Creation.

RHODE ISLAND

RI S 746
Sponsor: Sosnowski (D)
Title: Fair Employment Practices
Summary: Prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for failing to report to regularly scheduled work when the cause for such failure was the employee's official response to an emergency in his or her capacity as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance technician.
Status:
03/19/2015  Introduced.
03/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/20/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 03/25/2015.
03/25/2015  In Senate Committee on Labor: Committee recommends measure to be held for further study.
05/29/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 06/03/2015.
06/03/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor: Recommended passage. (7-0)
06/04/2015  Placed on Senate Calendar 06/10/2015.
06/16/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (37-0)
06/17/2015  Placed on House Calendar 06/18/2015.
06/18/2015  Passed House. (73-0)
06/18/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
07/07/2015  To Governor.
07/15/2015  Became law without Governor’s signature.
07/15/2015  Public Law No. 2015-273

SOUTH CAROLINA

SC H 3397
Sponsor: McLeod M (D)
Title: Earned Paid Sick Leave Act
Summary: Enacts the South Carolina Earned Paid Sick Leave Act by adding chapter 47 to title 41; provides that private sector employees shall accrue earned paid and earned unpaid sick leave; provides for the method of and limits of accrual; provides for the circumstances under which an employee may use earned paid or earned unpaid sick leave; provides for certification of the reasons for which earned paid or earned unpaid sick leave is used.
Status:
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

SC S 172
Sponsor: Kimpson (D)
Title: Earned Paid Sick Leave Act
Summary: Relates to labor and employment; enacts the Earned Paid Sick Leave Act; provides that employees shall accrue earned paid and earned unpaid sick leave; provides for the method of and limits of accrual; provides for the circumstances under which an employee may use earned paid or earned unpaid sick leave; provides for certification of the reasons for which earned paid or earned unpaid sick leave is used; provides that an employer cannot hinder an employee's use of such leave.
Status:
12/03/2014  Prefiled.
12/03/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

SOUTH DAKOTA

SD S 156
Sponsor: Buhl (D)
Title: Minimum Amount of Paid Sick Leave for Employees
Summary: Requires a minimum amount of paid sick leave for employees.
Status:
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy.
02/05/2015  In Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy: Deferred to the 41st Legislative Day.

TENNESSEE

TN H 557
Sponsor: Fitzhugh (D)
Title: Employees and Employers
Summary: Relates to Employees; relates to Employers; authorizes the department of labor, subject to the availability of federal funding, to study the feasibility of the development or implementation of a paid family and medical leave program.
Status:
02/10/2015  Introduced.
02/12/2015  To House Committee on Consumer and Human Resources.
02/18/2015  In House Committee on Consumer and Human Resources: Referred to Subcommittee on Consumer and Human Resources.

TN H 768
Sponsor: Fitzhugh (D)
Title: Employees and Employers
Summary: Relates to Employees; relates to Employers; requires employee handbooks to include the leave statute for adoption, pregnancy, and childbirth in subsequent editions occurring after May 27, 2005.
Status:
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on State Government.
02/19/2015  In House Committee on State Government: Referred to Subcommittee on State Government.

TN S 663
Sponsor: Kyle (D)
Title: Employees and Employers
Summary: Relates to Employees; relates to Employers; authorizes the department of labor, subject to the availability of federal funding, to study the feasibility of the development or implementation of a paid family and medical leave program.
Status:
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.

TEXAS

TX H 58
Sponsor: Martinez (D)
Title: Unlawful Employment Practice Regarding Leave Policy
Summary: Relates to an unlawful employment practice by an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee's foster child.
Status:
11/10/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/09/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
03/13/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 3/17/2015.
03/17/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/17/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/01/2015  Considered in formal meeting.
04/01/2015  From House Committee on Business and Industry: Reported favorably.
04/06/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/28/2015  Considered in calendars.
05/11/2015  Considered in calendars.
05/13/2015  Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.

TX H 532
Sponsor: McClendon (D)
Title: Nonexempt Employee Participation in Academic Activities
Summary: Relates to the ability of a nonexempt employee to participate in certain academic, extracurricular, and developmental activities of the employee's child; includes child care; requires advance written notice; regulates use of leave time; prohibits employer retaliation.
Status:
12/17/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
03/13/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 3/17/2015.
03/17/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/17/2015  Left pending in committee.

TX H 605
Sponsor: Davis S (R)
Title: Entities Paying Employees for Jury Service Tax Credit
Summary: Relates to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay employees during jury selection or jury service.
Status:
01/06/2015  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To House Committee on Ways and Means.

TX H 2537
Sponsor: Vo (D)
Title: Employees Right to Leave to Care for a Sibling
Summary: Relates to an employee's right to leave to care for a sibling with a serious health condition.
Status:
03/06/2015  Introduced.
03/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.

TX S 1599
Sponsor: Kolkhorst (R)
Title: Donation of Sick Leave
Summary: Relates to the donation of sick leave by state employees.
Status:
03/12/2015  Introduced.
03/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

VERMONT

VT H 187
Sponsor: Toleno (D)
Title: Absence From Work for Health Care and Safety
Summary: Relates to absence from work for health care and safety; provides that an employee shall accrue not less than one hour of earned sick time for a certain number of hours worked; allows an employer to require a waiting period for new hires; allows an employer to limit the amount of earned sick time accrued; provides acceptable use of earned sick leave.
Status:
02/09/2015  Introduced.
02/10/2015  To House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.
04/23/2015  Consideration Postponed.
04/23/2015  Amended on House floor.
04/23/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (70-60)
04/24/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.

VT H 339
Sponsor: Pearson (P)
Title: Paid Family Leave
Summary: Relates to paid family leave.
Status:
02/25/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs.

VT S 15
Sponsor: Baruth (D)
Title: Absence From Work for Health Care and Safety
Summary: Relates to absence from work for health care and safety.
Status:
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

VT S 119
Sponsor: Cummings (D)
Title: Paid Parental Leave
Summary: Relates to paid parental leave.
Status:
02/25/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

VIRGINIA

VA H 422
Sponsor: Davis (R)
Title: Local Government Practice
Summary: Relates to prohibiting certain local government practices that would require contractors to provide certain compensation or benefits; prohibits local governing bodies from establishing provisions that would require a wage floor of any other employee benefit or compensation, above what is otherwise required by state or federal law, to be provided by a contractor to its employees as part of a local government contract.
Status:
01/04/2014  Prefiled.
01/04/2014  To House Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns.
01/31/2014  From House Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns: Reported with substitute. (16-6)
01/31/2014  Committee substitute printed.
02/04/2014  Committee substitute adopted on House floor.
02/04/2014  Engrossed by House as substituted.
02/05/2014  Passed House.  To Senate. (65-29)
02/06/2014  To Senate Committee on Local Government.
02/12/2014  From Senate Committee on Local Government: Recommended re-referred.
02/12/2014  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
02/17/2014  In Senate Committee: Passed by indefinitely.

VA H 833
Sponsor: Keam (D)
Title: Employee Safe Days
Summary: Relates to safe days for employees; requires private employers to allow an employee safe days, with pay, if the employee or a family member is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking or is a family member of a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; requires employers to provide employees with 32 hours per year of safe day time if the employee has less than 120 months of employment with the employer, and 40 hours per year of safe day time if the employee has 120 or/.
Status:
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on Commerce and Labor.
02/12/2014  In House Committee on Commerce and Labor: Left in committee.

VA H 1883
Sponsor: O'Quinn (R)
Title: Sickness and Disability Program
Summary: Relates to Virginia Sickness and Disability Program; relates to open enrollment period for members of the State Police Officers' Retirement System; opens the enrollment into the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program from Oct. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2015 for employees covered by the State Police Officers' Retirement System who are not currently covered by the program; provides that an election to participate in the program must be in writing and is irrevocable.
Status:
01/13/2015  Prefiled.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/19/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/10/2015  In House Committee on Appropriations: Left in committee.

VA H 2008
Sponsor: Kory (D)
Title: Paid Sick Days for Employees
Summary: Relates to paid sick days for employees; relates to civil penalties; requires private employers to give to each full-time employee paid sick days, to be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked; provides that an employee would be entitled to use accrued sick days beginning on the ninetieth calendar day of employment.
Status:
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Labor.
01/27/2015  In House Committee on Commerce and Labor: Tabled.

VA S 977
Sponsor: Ruff (R)
Title: Sickness and Disability Program
Summary: Relates to the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program and the open enrollment period; provides that the effective date of participation in the program for electing employees shall be the first day of the pay period following the delivery of the notice of election to the Retirement System; includes eligible employees of an institution of higher education; provides for conversion of sick leave balance.
Status:
01/10/2015  Prefiled.
01/10/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.
01/28/2015  From Senate Committee on Finance: Reported with amendment. (14-0)
01/30/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
01/30/2015  Engrossed by Senate as amended.
02/02/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (37-0)
02/02/2015  Reconsidered.
02/02/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (37-0)
02/06/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/24/2015  In House Committee on Appropriations: Left in committee.

VA S 1407
Sponsor: Lewis (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Relates to paid sick leave.
Status:
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
02/02/2015  In Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor: Failed to report. (4-11)

VA SJR 285
Sponsor: Dance (D)
Title: Expanding Family and Medical Leave
Summary: Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the feasibility of expanding family and medical leave to provide an entitlement of job-protected, unpaid leave to eligible, covered employees for the birth and care of the eligible employee's child or placement for adoption or foster care of a child with the employee, care of an immediate family member, including a spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition, or care of the employee's own serious health condition.
Status:
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
01/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules: Reported favorably.
01/27/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
02/04/2015  From Senate Committee on Finance: Reported with amendment. (14-0)
02/06/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/06/2015  Engrossed by Senate as amended.
02/09/2015  Passed Senate.  To House.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/24/2015  In House Committee on Appropriations: Left in committee.

WASHINGTON

WA H 1163
Sponsor: Tarleton (D)
Title: Paid Vacation Leave
Summary: Concerns paid vacation leave.
Status:
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
01/29/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA H 1188
Sponsor: Hunt (D)
Title: Annual Leave Payments Upon Employment Termination
Summary: Delays annual leave payments upon employment termination.
Status:
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/15/2015  To House Committee on State Government.
01/28/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
01/29/2015  Executive session scheduled: No action taken.
01/29/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
01/29/2015  From House Committee on State Government: Do pass as substituted. (7-0)
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/11/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA H 1273
Sponsor: Robinson (D)
Title: Family and Medical Leave Insurance
Summary: Implements family and medical leave insurance.
Status:
01/15/2015  Introduced.
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
01/29/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
02/03/2015  Executive session scheduled: No action taken.
02/03/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
02/03/2015  From House Committee on Labor: Do pass as substituted. (4-3)
02/06/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA H 1356
Sponsor: Jinkins (D)
Title: Minimum Standards for Sick and Safe Leave
Summary: Establishes minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment.
Status:
01/16/2015  Introduced.
01/19/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
01/26/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
01/29/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
01/29/2015  From House Committee on Labor: Do pass. (4-3)
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/16/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
02/19/2015  Executive session scheduled: No action taken.
02/19/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
02/19/2015  From House Committee on Appropriations: Do pass. (18-13)
02/20/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
02/27/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
03/03/2015  Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
03/03/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (51-46)
03/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
03/30/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
04/24/2015  By Order of Resolution -  Returned to House for Third Reading.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA H 2072
Sponsor: Hunt (D)
Title: Public Employee Excess Vacation Days Transfer
Summary: Allows a public employee to transfer excess vacation days to the employee's sick leave bank.
Status:
02/10/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA S 5306
Sponsor: Habib (D)
Title: Minimum Standards for Sick and Safe Leave
Summary: Establishes minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment.
Status:
01/16/2015  Introduced.
01/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA S 5332
Sponsor: Braun (R)
Title: Local Employment Laws and Contracts
Summary: Regulates local employment Laws and contracts.
Status:
01/16/2015  Introduced.
01/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
02/02/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
02/04/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
02/04/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor: Do pass. (4-3)
03/23/2015  In Senate Committee on Rules: Indefinitely postponed.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA S 6116 a
Sponsor: Sheldon (D)
Title: Use of Sick Leave Benefits Compensation
Summary: Prohibits the use of sick leave benefits, compensation, or health benefits for educational employees during a strike or work stoppage.
Status:
04/29/2015  Introduced.
04/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
05/19/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WISCONSIN

WI A 233
Sponsor: Steffen (R)
Title: Elimination of Sick Leave for State Legislators
Summary: Relates to elimination of sick leave for state senators and representatives to the assembly.
Status:
05/19/2015  Introduced.
05/19/2015  To Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations.

WI A 474
Sponsor: Mason (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Relates to paid sick leave for public and private employers; provides that an employee is not entitled to receive wages or salary while taking family or medical leave, but may substitute, for portions of family or medical leave, other types of paid or unpaid leave provided by the employer; restricts state aid to school district employees who are not under contract providing for such leaves of absence; prohibits adverse action by an employer.
Status:
11/03/2015  Introduced.
11/03/2015  To Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy.

WI S 183
Sponsor: Cowles (R)
Title: Sick Leave
Summary: Eliminates sick leave for State Senators and Representatives to the Assembly.
Status:
05/29/2015  Introduced.
05/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection.
09/02/2015  Public Hearing held.
09/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Government Operations and Consumer Protection: Recommended passage. (4-1)
09/10/2015  Available for Scheduling.

WI S 352
Sponsor: Harris Dodd (D)
Title: Paid Sick Leave
Summary: Requires an employer, including the state, that employs at least one individual full-time or part-time on a permanent or temporary basis to provide an employee who has been employed by the employer for at least a certain number of consecutive calendar days with paid sick leave at the employee's regular rate of pay.
Status:
10/29/2015  Introduced.
10/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform.

Source: State Net database, year-end bill tracking search. 11-9-15.