The Paid Family Leave Coalition is planning a May 6th lobby in Room 711 of the Legislative Office Building in Albany to continue the momentum for the legislation (A3870/S3004 Nolan/Addabbo) that occurred during budget negotiations. The Assembly has passed the bill again this year while the Senate including funding for a different version in its budget resolution.
The Senate funding came at the request of Independent Democrat Caucus which pushed for it. Now, there is a move to try to get a Senate Republican to sponsor the Assembly bill which passed that house. Senator Jack Martins who chairs the Labor Committee held a hearing on the issue on March 17. The Assembly bill uses New York’s Temporary Disability Insurance program to fund the program which would provide up to 2/3 of a worker’s salary for up to twelve weeks.