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Jena Griswold

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Jena Griswold

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Results for Proposed Initiative #248

Ballot Title Setting Board
2019-2020

The title as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:

A change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the creation of a paid family and medical leave program in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, authorizing paid family and medical leave for a covered employee who has a serious health condition, is caring for a new child or for a family member with a serious health condition, or has a need for leave related to a family member’s military deployment or for safe leave; establishing a maximum of 12 weeks of family and medical leave, with an additional 4 weeks for pregnancy or childbirth complications, with a cap on the weekly benefit amount; requiring job protection for and prohibiting retaliation against an employee who takes paid family and medical leave; permitting self-employed individuals to participate in the program; allowing a local government to opt out of the program; exempting employers who offer an approved private paid family and medical leave plan; to pay for the program, requiring a premium of 0.88% of each employee’s wages, up to a cap, through December 31, 2024, and as set thereafter by the director of the division of family and medical leave insurance; authorizing an employer to deduct up to 50% of the premium amount from an employee’s wages and requiring the employer to pay the remainder of the premium; creating the division of family and medical leave insurance as an enterprise within the department of labor and employment to administer the program; and establishing an enforcement and appeals process for retaliation and denied claims.

The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the creation of a paid family and medical leave program in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, authorizing paid family and medical leave for a covered employee who has a serious health condition, is caring for a new child or for a family member with a serious health condition, or has a need for leave related to a family member’s military deployment or for safe leave; establishing a maximum of 12 weeks of family and medical leave, with an additional 4 weeks for pregnancy or childbirth complications, with a cap on the weekly benefit amount; requiring job protection for and prohibiting retaliation against an employee who takes paid family and medical leave; permitting self-employed individuals to participate in the program; allowing a local government to opt out of the program; exempting employers who offer an approved private paid family and medical leave plan; to pay for the program, requiring a premium of 0.88% of each employee’s wages, up to a cap, through December 31, 2024, and as set thereafter by the director of the division of family and medical leave insurance; authorizing an employer to deduct up to 50% of the premium amount from an employee’s wages and requiring the employer to pay the remainder of the premium; creating the division of family and medical leave insurance as an enterprise within the department of labor and employment to administer the program; and establishing an enforcement and appeals process for retaliation and denied claims?

February 19, 2020 - Hearing

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set. Hearing adjourned 5:39 PM.

March 4, 2020 - Rehearing

Motion for Rehearing denied except to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles. Hearing adjourned 11:45 AM.

* Unofficially captioned "Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program" by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.