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Erin Ryan · May 12, 2016

Legislation: Ohio Senate Bill 307 – Paid Family Leave

Bill: Senate Bill 307 (full text) Title: Family and Medical Leave Insurance Benefits Sponsors: Senator Cafaro Co-Sponsors: Senators Skindell, Yuko, Schiavoni, and Tavares Bill Analysis: This bill would establish a family and medical leave insurance program for the state.  The program would provide up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period of paid leave benefits for an employee to address their own serious health condition, care for a family member, or to bond with and care for a child following the birth or adoption.  It would be funded through employee payroll deductions and take affect in 2020 to allow time for funds to be withheld and deposited through the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services. Status: The bill was introduced in the Senate on April 7, 2016.  It was referred to the Senate Transportation, Commerce & Labor Committee on April 12, 2016.  Received a Committee Hearings on May 11, 2016.

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