Sick leave; use for the care of immediate family members. (SB1159)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use sick leave for the care of immediate family members. Requires employers with a sick leave program to allow an employee to use his sick leave for the care of an immediate family member. The measure applies only to employers that have 25 or more employees and that provide paid sick leave that allows an employee to be absent from work in the event of the employee's own incapacity, illness, or injury. The measure applies only to employees who work at least 30 hours per week, and it caps the amount of sick leave that may be used for the care of immediate family members at five days per calendar year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100619D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Committee substitute printed 21103627D-S1
01/25/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2021Stricken at request of Patron in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)