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Senate To Consider Paid Family Leave On Monday

TRENTON – The full Senate will convene on Monday, April 7 at 12:30 PM, to vote on final legislative approval of S-786, legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, and Senator Barbara Buono, D-Middlesex, which would provide paid family leave benefits for workers caring for sick family members and newborn or newly adopted children.

Monday’s vote will mark the second time the Senate considers this legislation. In March, the Senate approved the measure by a vote of 22 to 16. The Assembly amended the bill at the request of the State Attorney General, to protect small business owners. The Assembly amendments also increase penalties for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and paid family leave fraud.

Other key bills that the Senate will consider on Monday include:

– S-752 — A measure sponsored by Senate President Richard J. Codey and Senator Shirley K. Turner, which would establish measures to deter steroid use among students.

– S-532 — A measure sponsored by Senator John A. Girgenti, which would bar certain sex offenders from positions in youth serving organizations.

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