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2021 House Bill 1073: Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program
Introduced by Rep. Liz Berry (Seattle) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 3, 2021
Modifies the intent section to specify that grant costs related to the alternate eligibility under the bill are intended to be funded separately and not impact the family and medical leave insurance account. Provides for additional grant amounts for employee leave under the alternate eligibility. Specifies that grants provided for employee leaves under the alternate eligibility may not be funded from the family and medical leave insurance account.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 3, 2021
Modifies the intent section to specify that grant costs related to the alternate eligibility under the bill are intended to be funded separately and not impact the family and medical leave insurance account. Specifies that grants provided for employee leaves under the alternate eligibility may not be funded from the family and medical leave insurance account.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 3, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 6, 2021
Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee on March 6, 2021
Amendment offered in the Senate on March 17, 2021
• Modifies the intent section to explain the connection between COVID-19 and hours worked thresholds. • Utilizes federal funding from the America rescue plan act to provide financial assistance through a pandemic leave assistance grant to workers unable to access PFML program benefits due to not meeting the hours worked threshold because of COVID-19. • Retains the alternate eligibility periods to determine employee eligibility for the grant, which is equal to the WBA in the PFML program. • Amends the calculation for the typical workweek hours for non-salaried employees. • Removes provisions on small business grants, and the null and void and emergency clauses.
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 18, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 2, 2021
Received in the House on April 13, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 21, 2021

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