Paid Leave Delay Bounces to the House

MACo offered testimony in support of Senate Bill 304, “Maryland Healthy Working Families Act – Enforcement – Delayed Implementation”, on February 13, 2018 before the House Economic Matters Committee.

The bill would delay the enforcement of compliance with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act for 60 days.

It passed the Senate last week.

From MACo Testimony:

County decision-making is, for obvious purposes, a public and deliberative process. Counties adopting new personnel policies must go through hearings and opportunities for public comment prior to their adoption. This process, by its nature, will take weeks to complete – even for those jurisdictions that had policy re-writes “ready to go” on the day the new state law was adopted by the General Assembly.

SB 304 proposes a reasonable timetable for compliance, and will afford local governments the time to carry out their obligations through the appropriate process.”

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2018 legislative session here.