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SB 5975 - Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program - Washington Key Vote

Timothy Sheldon voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Timothy Sheldon made in this general time period.

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Issues Related to SB 5975

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (65-29) -

Title: Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes up to 16 weeks of paid family leave.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes up to 16 weeks of paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or for a serious medical condition of an employee or an employee’s family member (Sec. 4)
  • Requires an employee to work 820 hours to be eligible for paid time off (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that a premium of 0.4% of wages will be collected starting on January 1, 2019, with 63% being paid by employees and 37% paid by employers (Sec. 8).

  • Specifies that weekly benefits are based on a percentage of the employee’s wages and the state’s weekly average wage (Sec. 6).

  • Authorizes employers to operate their own equivalent voluntary plans (Sec. 14).

  • Establishes special provisions for small businesses (Sec. 84).

  • Authorizes tribes and self-employed individuals to opt in to coverage (Secs. 10 & 11)

  • Specifies that eligibility for paid time off expires 12 months after the birth or adoption of a child (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies the maximum pay per week for time off  is $1,000 or 90% of the average state weekly wage and the minimum is $100 per week (Sec. 6).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (37-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes up to 16 weeks of paid family leave.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes up to 16 weeks of paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or for a serious medical condition of an employee or an employee’s family member (Sec. 4)
  • Requires an employee to work 820 hours to be eligible for paid time off (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that a premium of 0.4% of wages will be collected starting on January 1, 2019, with 63% being paid by employees and 37% paid by employers (Sec. 8).

  • Specifies that weekly benefits are based on a percentage of the employee’s wages and the state’s weekly average wage (Sec. 6).

  • Authorizes employers to operate their own equivalent voluntary plans (Sec. 14).

  • Establishes special provisions for small businesses (Sec. 84).

  • Authorizes tribes and self-employed individuals to opt in to coverage (Secs. 10 & 11)

  • Specifies that eligibility for paid time off expires 12 months after the birth or adoption of a child (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies the maximum pay per week for time off  is $1,000 or 90% of the average state weekly wage and the minimum is $100 per week (Sec. 6).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

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