Status Summary

Pre-filed for introduction on 1.6.21.

First reading, referred to Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs on 1.11.21.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs on 1.18.21. 

Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs on 2.10.21; 1st substitute bill passed.

Referred to Rules Committee on 2.11.21.

Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2.17.21.

1st substitute bill substituted. Floor amendments adopted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3.2.21.

(updated 3.5.21)

Legislative Session



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SB5097 expands job protection and health benefits to any employee who has been on the job for 90 days, instead of 12 months, and regardless of how many people are employed. The taking of leave under this title may not result in the loss of any employment benefits accrued before the date on which the leave commenced.

The definition of family member is modified to: 

  • “Family member,” means any individual related by blood or affinity whose close association with a covered individual is the equivalent of a family member and includes a child, grandchild, grandparent, parent, sibling, or spouse