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Video: Legislature’s paid sick leave bill likely destined for veto

Video: Legislature’s paid sick leave bill likely destined for veto


CLASS WITH REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN.>>WHAT HE WON — WHAT DO YOU WANT?>>SICK LEAVE. DAVID: A THANK YOU RALLY FOR PASSAGE OF EARNED PAID SICK LEAVE LEGISLATION, ADVOCATES FORMING A HUMAN RIGHTS ZONE GREETING ARRIVING LAWMAKERS TO THE STATE HOUSE. THE BILL REQUIRES BUSINESSES WITH 15 OR MORE EMPLOYEES TO PROVIDE FIVE PAID SICK DAYS A YEAR. THEY CAN EARN ONE HOUR OF SICK LEAVE FOR EVERY 30 HOURS WORKED. EMPLOYEES MUST BE ON THE JOB 106 DAYS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE IT.>>WE HAVE NOW PROVIDED SOMETHING FOR NEARLY 700,000 D-MARYLAND — MARYLANDERS. WE PROVIDED THEM WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT IF THEY’RE SICK, THEY CAN HAVE THE TIME TO GET BETTER. STAN: — DAVID: ADVOCATES FIGHTING FIVE LONG YEARS WERE PASSAGE. THE BILL IS PRODUCT OF COMPROMISE, DELIBERATION, AND INPUT FROM BUSINESS OWNERS AND WORKERS ALIKE.>>THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. IT’S PROBABLY IN MY OPINION THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF LEGISLATION WE HAVE DONE THIS YEAR. DAVID: THE HOUSE CONCURRING WITH THE SENATE VERSION OF THE BILL, RUNNING ALONG PARTY LINES.>>THIS BILL BECAUSE OF ITS LACK OF FLEXIBILITY, FOR THAT EMPLOYER, COULD PROVIDE THEM WITH A BURDEN THAT COULD ACTUALLY FORCE THEM TO SHUT THEIR DOORS. DAVID: GOVERNOR HOGAN SUPPORTS PAID SICK LEAVE, BUT HIS BILL PROVIDING A TAX CREDIT FOR , PARTICIPATING BUSINESS, DIDN’T MAKE IT OUT OF COMMITTEE. PUBLIC OPINION POLLS SHOW VERY STRONG SUPPORT FOR PAID SICK LEAV>>I DID NOT RECEIVE ONE NOT ONE LETTER, PHONE CALL OR EMAIL TO ASK ME TO OPPOSE THIS BILL. DAVID: GOVEROR HOGAN SAYS THE BILL IS DEAD ON ARRIVAL, HE’S VETOING IT. THE MEASURE PASSED BY A VETO

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