House Passes Paid Sick Leave

April 30, 2024

No one should have to choose between missing an important family event, going in to work sick and exposing others, or taking a mental health day when needed. It's why we passed House Bill 5005 to allow for the accrual of paid leave, up to 40 hours each year, for those working at least 120 days annually. Businesses that already offer paid time off are exempt from this legislation.
There has been a cultural change in the workplace since the pandemic where we don't want our coworkers showing up to work sick. This legislation promotes better public health outcomes while allowing workers to care for themselves or a sick loved one without adding financial strain. 
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration where they must vote before the 2024 legislative session ends on Wednesday, May 8th at 12:00 A.M.