Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Labor and Government Reform

Senate Bill 385

Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family or medical leave; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing a penalty.

By Senators Ringhand, Lassa, Hansen, Wirch, Carpenter, Erpenbach, C. Larson, Miller, Risser and Shilling; cosponsored by Representatives Pope, Genrich, Stuck, Zepnick, Barnes, Berceau, Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Johnson, Jorgensen, Kolste, Mason, Ohnstad, Riemer, Sargent, Shankland, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor and Zamarripa.

November 12, 2015    Referred to Committee on Labor and Government Reform

January 26, 2016         Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Nass; Senators Wanggaard, Marklein, Wirch and C. Larson.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Sen. Janis Ringhand

·      Rashimika Nedungacki - Rep. Pope's office

·      Ken   Taylor - WI Council on Children and Families

·      Ellen Bravo - Family Values in Work

·      Irene Strohbeen - MidDay Women's Alliance of Appleton

·      Rabbi Bonnie Margolis - WI Fair Voices of justice

·      Mike   Murray - WI Alliance for Women's Health

·      Chris   Mier - Citizen Action

·      Astar Herndon - 9 to 5

·      Nancy   Yarbrough

·      Martha   De La Rosa

·      Ronnie Cosby

Appearances Against

·      None.

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Victoria   Boucher

·      Angela Holecko

·      Brian     Rothgery

·      Corinda Rainey-Moore

·      Barbara Bonstead

·      Charity Schmidt

·      Elizabeth Miller

·      Peter Bakken - WI Council of Churches

Registrations Against

·      Chris Reader - WMC

·      Bill Smith - NFIB

Registrations for Information Only

·      Laura   Dresser

April 07, 2016             Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Mike Mikalsen

Committee Clerk