General Assembly Vote Tracker

HB3 – Family Leave Passes

The Senate last week passed HB3 (Paid Parental Family Leave for State Employees) by a vote of 16-4, with 1 Senator absent.  House Bill 3 will give employees of state government or school districts up to 12 weeks of paid leave if they have a baby or adopt a child no older than 6. Leave will expire if not used after one year and will cover only full-time employees who have been with the state for at least a year.  It will apply to both mothers and fathers.  Every Democrat voted yes, and 4 Republicans voted no (Hocker,  Lawson, Pettyjohn, Simpson).  Earlier this month, the measure passed the House last week by a 27-13 margin.

Thanks to Representative Debra Heffernan for taking the lead on the sponsorship of this bill.

HB3 – Paid Family Leave for State Employees.
STATUS – Onto the Governor.
HISTORY – Passed the House 27-13.  Passed the Senate 16-4-1.
SPONSORSHeffernan, McDowell, Henry, Lopez, Townsend, Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Keeley, Kowalko, Longhurst, Lynn, Potter, B.Short, Spiegelman, Williams
YESB. Short, Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Bolden, Bonini, Brady, Bushweller, Carson, Delcollo, Ennis, Hansen, Heffernan, Henry, Hensley, J. Johnson, Jaques, K. Williams, Keeley, Kowalko, Lavelle, Longhurst, Lynn, M. Smith, Marshall, McBride, McDowell, Matthews, Miro, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Poore, Potter, Q. Johnson, Richardson, Schwartzkopf, Sokola, Spiegelman, Townsend, Viola, Walsh
NOBriggs King, Collins, D. Short, Dukes, Gray, Hocker, Hudson, Kenton, Lawson, Outten, Postles, Ramone, Smyk, Wilson, Yearick
ABSENTCloutierParadee
NOT VOTING – None

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