The committee reconvened.
Senator Fields and Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1001 to the committee. The bill creates a paid family leave program under the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Colorado employees will pay a monthly premium on their wages collected by employers through a payroll deduction. This premium funds a family medical leave benefit that may be taken concurrently with federal family leave. Eligible employees may collect a benefit for up to 12 weeks to care for a family member or designated person.