SB 1412 Adoption; leave benefit.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Parental leave benefits. Creates a new program of parental leave benefits for full-time state employees with one or more years of continuous employment with the Commonwealth who (i) adopt an infant under one year of age or (ii) are the natural father of an infant under one year of age. The amount of leave would be equivalent to the amount of paid leave awarded to an employee pursuant to short-term disability for maternity leave. The bill specifies that the parental leave coverage shall apply only to eligible state employees who take custody of an infant in the course of an adoption on or after July 1, 2018, or, for a natural father, for an infant born on or after July 1, 2018. The Department of Human Resource Management is directed to develop guidelines and policies for implementing the parental leave benefits. The bill also directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to analyze parental leave benefits for state employees in other states and the costs of providing such benefits to the employees of the Commonwealth. The bill has a reenactment clause that applies to all provisions of the bill except the JLARC study, which is effective July 1, 2017.

Full text:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102878D  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105676D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1412ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0634)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102878D
01/11/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/17  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
01/23/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/01/17  Senate: Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/17  House: Read first time
02/08/17  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/17  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/14/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/17  House: Reported from General Laws (19-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/20/17  House: Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105676D-H1
02/21/17  House: Read second time
02/22/17  House: Passed by temporarily
02/22/17  House: Read third time
02/22/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17105676D-H1
02/22/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1412H1
02/22/17  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/17  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
02/23/17  House: House insisted on substitute
02/23/17  House: House requested conference committee
02/23/17  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/17  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/17  Senate: Senators: Suetterlein, Sturtevant, Mason
02/23/17  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/23/17  House: Delegates: Jones, Landes, Torian
02/24/17  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/17  House: Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/24/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
03/07/17  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1412ER)
03/07/17  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/17  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 634 (effective - see bill)
03/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0634)