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HB 0146 - Public officers and employees; paid parental leave for eligible state employees and eligible local board of education employees; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Houston Gaines
Last Action: 5/5/2021 - Effective Date 2021-07-01
House Committee: Health and Human Services
Senate Committee: Insurance and Labor
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 146 amends Article 1 of Chapter 20 of Title 45 of the OCGA to provide eligible employees of state government and local boards of education with a maximum of 120 hours of paid parental leave for qualifying life events after six continuous months of employment. "Qualifying life events" are defined as the birth or adoption of child, as well as placement of a child in foster care. The bill further allows employing entities to create and share nonconflicting rules overseeing the administration of this paid parental leave, given that they address whether the paid leave will run concurrently with federal leave and whether employees are required to show documented proof to demonstrate need. Lastly, eligible employees paid hourly qualify for paid parental leave if they have worked a minimum of 700 hours within the 6 months preceding the leave request.    

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