Paid Sick Leave (Healthy Families Act)

Healthy Families Act

This Bill has:
75% Democratic Support in the Senate
66% Democratic Support in the House

  


















   This bill was introduced in the house by Rosa DeLauro and in the senate by Patty Murray.
    This bill requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to permit each employee to earn at least 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. The bill authorizes small employers with fewer than 15 employees to provide the same paid sick time, but allows them to opt out. Any small employer that opts out shall provide at least 56 hours of unpaid sick time to each employee per calendar year. The bill declares that an employer shall not be required to permit an employee to earn more than 56 hours of paid sick time in a calendar year, unless the employer chooses to set a higher limit. Employees may use such time to: (1) meet their own medical needs; (2) care for the medical needs of certain family members (including a domestic partner or the domestic partner's parent or child); or (3) seek medical attention, assist a related person, take legal action, or engage in other specified activities relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The bill prohibits an employer from interfering with an employee's exercise of such rights.
House Bill: H.R. 1516
Democratic Support: 127
Introduced by: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 03/13/2017)
Latest Action: 03/13/2017 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform


Cosponsors:
  1. Joe Kennedy
  2. Eliabeth Esty
  3. Seth Moulton
  4. Anna Eshoo
  5. Linda Sanchez
  6. Zoe Lofgren
  7. Eric Swalwell
  8. John Delaney
  9. Joe Courtney
  10. Judy Chu
  11. Mark Takano
  12. Grace Napolitano
  13. Frederica Wilson
  14. Mike Quigley
  15. Gregory Meeks
  16. Stephen Lynch
  17. Nydia Velazquez
  18. Emanuel Cleaver
  19. Earl Blumenauer
  20. Steve Cohen
  21. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  22. Michael Doyle
  23. Sean Maloney
  24. Derek Kilmer
  25. Suzanne Bonamici
  26. Dina Titus
  27. Marcy Kaptur
  28. Hakeem Jeffries
  29. Ed Perlmutter
  30. Janice Schakowsky
  31. Tulsi Gabbard
  32. Terri Sewell
  33. Ami Bera
  34. David Cicilline
  35. Chellie Pingree
  36. Ben Ray Lujan
  37. Al Green
  38. Andre Carson
  39. Timothy Walz
  40. Susan Davis
  41. Julia Brownley
  42. Jerrold Nadler
  43. Luis Gutierrez
  44. Raul Grijalva
  45. Katherine Clark
  46. Sander Levin
  47. Gwen Moore
  48. Rick Larsen
  49. Adam Schiff
  50. John Garamendi
  51. Doris Matsui
  52. Yvette Clarke
  53. James Langevin
  54. Michelle Grisham
  55. John Larson
  56. Lois Frankel
  57. Louise Slaughter
  58. Tony Cardenas
  59. Carloyn Maloney
  60. Jackie Speier
  61. Lucille Roybal-Allard
  62. Niki Tsongas
  63. Mark Pocan
  64. Robert Scott
  65. Pete Aguilar
  66. Paul Tonko
  67. Suzan DelBene
  68. Kathleen Rice
  69. Debbie Dingell
  70. Keith Ellison
  71. Betty McCollum
  72. Donald Beyer
  73. Tim Ryan
  74. Bonnie Watson Coleman
  75. Marc Veasey
  76. Daniel Kildee
  77. Robin Kelly
  78. Grace Meng
  79. Sheila Jackson Lee
  80. Robert Brady
  81. Brendan Boyle
  82. Bill Pascrell
  83. Nancy Pelosi
  84. Elijah Cummings
  85. Jared Polis
  86. Jerry McNerney
  87. Adam Smith
  88. Richard Nolan
  89. Eliot Engel
  90. Bill Foster
  91. Mike Thompson
  92. Cheri Bustos
  93. Alan Lowenthal
  94. Scott Peters
  95. Dwight Evans
  96. Barbara Lee
  97. Ruben Kihuen
  98. David Price
  99. Alcee Hastings
  100. Theodore Deutch
  101. Raul Ruiz
  102. Marcia Fudge
  103. Mark DeSaulnier
  104. John Lewis
  105. Brian Higgins
  106. Carol Shea-Porter
  107. Ruben Gallego
  108. John Yarmuth
  109. John Conyers
  110. Donald Payne
  111. Gene Green
  112. Michael Capuano
  113. Diana DeGette
  114. Nita Lowey
  115. Alma Adams
  116. Jared Huffman 
  117. Adriano Espaillat
  118. John Sarbanes
  119. Frank Pallone
  120. Jamie Raskin
  121. Donald Norcross
  122. Lisa Blunt Rochester
  123. Ann Kuster
  124. Stephanie Murphy
  125. Ro Khanna 
  126. Josh Gottheimer