Senator Redd Supports Bill To Provide Paid Family Leave

Senator Dana Redd listens to testimony during the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing.

TRENTON – Senator Dana Redd, D-Camden, today voted in favor of a paid family leave bill (S-786) as it was approved by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, saying her support “reflects my total commitment to the working community across this State.”

The bill, sponsored by Senators Stephen M. Sweeney and Barbara Buono, now goes before the full Senate for consideration. It was approved 8-6 by the committee.

“This bill is reflective of my total commitment to the working community across this State, as well as to the business community of New Jersey,” said Senator Redd, a member of the Senate budget panel.

TRENTON – Senator Dana Redd, D-Camden, today voted in favor of a paid family leave bill (S-786) as it was approved by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, saying her support “reflects my total commitment to the working community across this State.”

The bill, sponsored by Senators Stephen M. Sweeney and Barbara Buono, now goes before the full Senate for consideration. It was approved 8-6 by the committee.

“This bill is reflective of my total commitment to the working community across this State, as well as to the business community of New Jersey,” said Senator Redd, a member of the Senate budget panel.

The measure would provide up to six weeks of paid leave for workers who file for the time off to care for a sick family member or for a newly born child or adopted child.

The funds for the program would be secured from an assessment on the workers’ salaries of about $1 a week and would provide workers who take the leave two-thirds of their weekly salaries up to a maximum of $524 per week.

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