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.
· 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 for Information Only
· Victoria Boucher
· Angela Holecko
· Brian Rothgery
· Corinda Rainey-Moore
· Barbara Bonstead
· Charity Schmidt
· Elizabeth Miller
· Peter Bakken - WI Council of Churches
· Chris Reader - WMC
· Bill Smith - NFIB
Registrations for Information Only
· Laura Dresser
April 07, 2016 Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1