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2017 House Bill 1116: Implementing family and medical leave insurance
Introduced by Rep. June Robinson (Everett) (D) on January 11, 2017   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 11, 2017
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 26, 2017 Allows 26 weeks of leave for birth or placement of a child, a family member's serious health condition, or a military exigency, beginning October 1, 2019, plus beginning October 1, 2020, 12 weeks of leave for an individual's own serious health condition. ? Establishes eligibility as 340 hours in the individual's qualifying year, rather than 680 hours. ? Bases benefits on the individual's wages rather than a flat amount. ? Specifies a premium of 0.255 percent of wages beginning on July 1, 2018, and then 0.51 percent of wages beginning on January 1, 2020, with subsequent annual adjustments, and allows employers to deduct one-half of premiums from employee wages.
Substitute offered in the House on February 22, 2017 Provides benefits for individuals on leave for a family member's or the individual's own serious health condition or for a military exigency, in addition to leave for a child's birth or placement.

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