Current Legislation

2016-2017 California Legislative Bills

SB 63 (Jackson) – New Parent Leave Act

This bill extends job protection under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to more new parents taking bonding leave. Currently, CFRA only covers workers in businesses with 50 or more employees, SB 63 would extend job protection to new parents in businesses with 20 or more employees. The New Parent Leave Act would provide up to 12 weeks of job-protected maternity leave and paternity leave for more California employees. All new parents should have access to bonding leave for the health and well-being of children.

SB 63

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet on the Health Impact

Since moving off the Senate floor in May, SB 63 (Jackson) has passed out of the Assembly Labor and Assembly Judiciary Committees – the latter with bipartisan support! Coalition members are keeping up the momentum, meeting with and educating Assemblymembers in their district offices about the importance of job-protected leave for new parents. SB 63 is moving forward in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on July 19th.

ACTION: The California Work & Family Coalition is organizing District visits. they are seeking breastfeeding advocates to participate in the district visit. This is a great opportunity to educate your State legislator how parental leave is a crucial breastfeeding support. Email californiabreastfeeding@gmail.com with subject line District Visit to participate.

 

 

2017 Federal Legislative Proposals

 

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