'Paid family leave' bill clears state legislature, doesn't provide family leave

Published: May. 2, 2019 at 7:38 AM MDT
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Senate Bill 188 is headed to the desk of Colorado Governor Jared Polis for signing, and will create a task force to research paid family leave and how to pay for it.

The bill previously would have provided Coloradans with 12 weeks of paid time off for a new baby or medical needs such as a sick family member. After debate on the sustainability and funding of the program, lawmakers scrapped that plan and instead decided to create a task force to determine if premiums would be able to cover claims.

The Gazette reports the task force could determine if a paid family bill passes next year. If so, the program would begin in 2023.

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