Bill Prohibiting Mandatory Leave Requirement Passes Key Committee

Date: February 28, 2014

The Senate Business and Labor Committee has passed a bill that would prohibit local governments from requiring private businesses to offer paid sick leave and vacation time to their employees.

House Bill 360 is sponsored by Rep. Jack Williams (Birmingham). Sen. Rusty Glover (Mobile) will shepherd the bill in the Senate.

NFIB/Alabama opposes legislation that would rob employers of the right to determine what benefit packages work for their particular businesses. 

Meanwhile, which only about half of the 2014 regular session remaining, lawmakers are focused on the state budget and other appropriation bills: 

  • The $5.9 billion education budget passed the Senate with a one-time 1 percent bonus for teachers.  
  • The House passed a $1.82 billion General Fund budget but it contains $250 million in one-time money.  
  • The General Fund budget also included $145 million borrowed from the Alabama Trust Fund that will have to be eventually paid back.  

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