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« on: November 03, 2014, 09:09:28 am »
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The Midwest Pro-Workers and Pro-Growth Amendment Bill
This bill shall amend the Midwest Pro Workers and Pro Growth Act
Section two of the bill shall now read.
1. Employers are hereby required to provide employees with a total of 150 paid days of leave for the express purpose of raising young children. That is, parents shall receive full pay for days claimed under paid parental leave.
2. Employees may take these paid days off at any time until the child reaches the age of eight.
3. Parents may share the paid parental leave between themselves and are encouraged to do so. 100 of the 150 days are allowed to be used by the other parent/guardian.
4. Employees may claim parental leave days at any point after the pregnancy is confirmed to an expectant mother. Those who claim days prior to the birth of the child shall be required to give a valid medical reason as to why, signed off on by a medical doctor, for the purposes of validation.

Sponsor: Former Representative GAworth.
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 05:23:04 pm »
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There probably should be two doctors who have to sign off on the leave.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 08:42:03 pm »
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That could be tricky in our more remote communities, but I am not opposed to it Representative.


This merely amends the Midwest Pro-Workers and Pro-Growth Act passed by the Althing earlier this year.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 02:56:59 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 03:31:16 pm »
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That could be tricky in our more remote communities, but I am not opposed to it Representative.


This merely amends the Midwest Pro-Workers and Pro-Growth Act passed by the Althing earlier this year.

What does it change.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2014, 12:05:58 am »
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http://uselectionatlas.org/AFEWIKI/index.php/Midwest_Statute_(Passed_by_Al%C3%BEing)#Midwest_pro_workers_and_pro_growth_Act
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2014, 12:43:13 pm »
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I like the giving the option of more days to the father, but I do not support reducing the number of days by off by 75. 225 is a good number.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2014, 12:59:58 pm »
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I'm undecided at the moment, and I'm open up to debate.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2014, 11:41:17 am »
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225 is excessive, that is nearly 2/3rds of the year off. I do believe that Family Leave is important, however, I disagree with the length.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2014, 03:31:41 pm »
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I like the bill.

Anyone has an amendment?
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2014, 04:54:30 pm »
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225 is excessive, that is nearly 2/3rds of the year off. I do believe that Family Leave is important, however, I disagree with the length.

You're right. Maybe shortening the length is a good idea.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2014, 05:51:43 pm »
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Cut the length of time to 150 days? I can live with that.
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2014, 09:09:46 pm »
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I will not vote for this act, we should not be taking benefits away from people.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2014, 08:14:37 pm »
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I can't support this. I like the idea of giving more paid days to the other parent, but this revision cuts off 2 1/2 months of well-deserved parental leave that's important to help the parents get adjusted in their new lives. It gives more unwielding power to employers to tell parents when and when they can't take time off and just reduces the time by too much.

Therefore, I'll veto this if it makes it to my desk.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2014, 08:29:06 am »
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We need a compromise.
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2014, 09:58:52 am »
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I can't support this. I like the idea of giving more paid days to the other parent, but this revision cuts off 2 1/2 months of well-deserved parental leave that's important to help the parents get adjusted in their new lives. It gives more unwielding power to employers to tell parents when and when they can't take time off and just reduces the time by too much.

Therefore, I'll veto this if it makes it to my desk.

With all due respect, this version of the law still allows for 5 months of paid leave. I believe that this is still very generous. Many countries around the world do not have this long paid leave on the books. Now I think if we want, adding back the additional 2 1/2 months, but that time being unpaid. I could accept that compromise.
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2014, 02:26:05 pm »
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So... anyone has an amendment?
If not, I will open a final vote tomorrow.
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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2014, 02:55:48 pm »
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Here's my amendment:

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The Midwest Pro-Workers and Pro-Growth Amendment Bill
This bill shall amend the Midwest Pro Workers and Pro Growth Act
Section two of the bill shall now read.
1. Employers are hereby required to provide employees with a total of 225 paid days of leave for the express purpose of raising young children. That is, parents shall receive full pay for days claimed under paid parental leave.
2. Employees may take these paid days off at any time until the child reaches the age of eight.
3. Parents may share the paid parental leave between themselves and are encouraged to do so. 100 of the 225 days are allowed to be used by the other parent/guardian.
4. Employees may claim parental leave days at any point after the pregnancy is confirmed to an expectant mother. Those who claim days prior to the birth of the child shall be required to give a valid medical reason as to why, signed off on by a medical doctor, for the purposes of validation.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2014, 05:27:15 pm »
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That looks better.
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2014, 09:53:55 pm »
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Here's my amendment:

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The Midwest Pro-Workers and Pro-Growth Amendment Bill
This bill shall amend the Midwest Pro Workers and Pro Growth Act
Section two of the bill shall now read.
1. Employers are hereby required to provide employees with a total of 225 paid days of leave for the express purpose of raising young children. That is, parents shall receive full pay for days claimed under paid parental leave.
2. Employees may take these paid days off at any time until the child reaches the age of eight.
3. Parents may share the paid parental leave between themselves and are encouraged to do so. 100 of the 225 days are allowed to be used by the other parent/guardian.
4. Employees may claim parental leave days at any point after the pregnancy is confirmed to an expectant mother. Those who claim days prior to the birth of the child shall be required to give a valid medical reason as to why, signed off on by a medical doctor, for the purposes of validation.

So the only change in your amendment is changing the number of days back to 225 days, right? I'm undecided, but lean towards supporting this. I also have to say that 225 is a bit excessive.
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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2014, 09:14:14 am »
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I open a 48-hours vote on the Gass's amendment. Please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.

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The Midwest Pro-Workers and Pro-Growth Amendment Bill
This bill shall amend the Midwest Pro Workers and Pro Growth Act
Section two of the bill shall now read.
1. Employers are hereby required to provide employees with a total of 225 paid days of leave for the express purpose of raising young children. That is, parents shall receive full pay for days claimed under paid parental leave.
2. Employees may take these paid days off at any time until the child reaches the age of eight.
3. Parents may share the paid parental leave between themselves and are encouraged to do so. 100 of the 225 days are allowed to be used by the other parent/guardian.
4. Employees may claim parental leave days at any point after the pregnancy is confirmed to an expectant mother. Those who claim days prior to the birth of the child shall be required to give a valid medical reason as to why, signed off on by a medical doctor, for the purposes of validation.
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