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2007 House Bill 5261: Mandate adoption at birth paid leave
Introduced by Rep. Matthew Gillard (D) on September 24, 2007
To mandate that an employer must grant paid leave to employees when a child of any age is adopted by an employee. Under current law the mandate applies for the birth of an employee's child.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families and Childrens Services Committee on September 24, 2007
Reported in the House on December 12, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 13, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that limits the paid leave mandate to the adoption of a child age five or younger.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2007
Amendment offered by Rep. Fulton Sheen (R) on December 13, 2007
To limit the paid leave mandate to the adoption of a child age one or younger.
The amendment failed 48 to 60 in the House on December 13, 2007.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To mandate that an employer must grant paid leave to employees when a child age five or younger is adopted by an employee. Under current law the mandate applies for the birth of an employee's child.
Received in the Senate on January 9, 2008
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on January 9, 2008

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