SAINT PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday, the Minnesota Senate Jobs and Economic Development Committee heard Senator Alice Mann’s bill (SF 2) to establish a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program.
“As a doctor in the ER, I see exactly what effect paid family and medical leave could have on people daily,” said Senator Mann. “From providing care to an elderly parent after a fall to bonding with your newborn. No Minnesotan should have to choose between time to care for a loved one and a paycheck. This comprehensive Paid Family and Medical Leave program would ensure that no Minnesotan is left behind.”
The bill, authored by Sen. Mann (DFL-Edina), would ensure all Minnesotans access to up to 12 weeks of leave for family care, pregnancy, serious health condition, and other purposes. The bill was passed and referred to the Senate Labor Committee, where it will receive a hearing today, Thursday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m.