Family medical leave bill gets first real hearing but stalls over amendments

The Senate Finance Committee hearing on Senate Bill 188 Tuesday took a very different look than the hearing in the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee a week ago.

For one thing, people who opposed the bill finally got to testify against it on the record. 

Tuesday night’s seven-and-a-half hour hearing on the FAMLI family medical leave bill ended without a vote, allowing the bill’s sponsors more time to work on amendments pertaining to private programs and the bill’s definition of family.

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