HB17-1307 - Family And Medical Leave Insurance Program Wage Replacement

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the creation of a family and medical leave insurance program.

The bill creates the family and medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program in the division of family and medical leave insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to provide partial wage-replacement benefits to an eligible individual who takes leave from work to care for a new child or a family member with a serious health condition or who is unable to work due to the individual's own serious health condition.

Each employee in the state will pay a premium determined by the director of the division by rule, which premium is based on a percentage of the employee's yearly wages and must not exceed .99%. The premiums are deposited into the family and medical leave insurance fund from which family and medical leave benefits are paid to eligible individuals. The director may also impose a solvency surcharge by rule if determined necessary to ensure the soundness of the fund. The division is established as an enterprise, and premiums paid into the fund are not considered state revenues for purposes of the taxpayer's bill of rights (TABOR).

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: May 3, 2017
05/03/2017 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/28/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/28/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/25/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/19/2017 - House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/11/2017 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Finance
03/29/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor