Paid family leave program; establishment of program. (SB736)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Paid family leave program. Establishes a program under which certain employees of employers with 50 or more employees will be eligible for paid family leave for days they take leave from work to provide qualified caregiving, which is defined in the bill as an activity for a reason for which an employee would be entitled to leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The amount of qualified caregiving days for which an eligible employee may receive paid family leave benefits is capped at 30 days in any year. Applications for benefits will be administered by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). The VEC is directed to adopt regulations within 280 days to establish (i) rates of payroll taxes to be paid by employers and employees to fund the program and (ii) the wage replacement payments under the paid family leave program, which are directed to be comparable to basic wage replacement benefits under the unemployment compensation program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102674D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB736)
01/22/2018Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)