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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Healthy Families Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/18/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
06/11/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
05/18/2009Referred to House Administration
Action By: House of Representatives
05/18/2009Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
05/18/2009Referred to House Education and Labor
Action By: House of Representatives
05/18/2009Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/18/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (125)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 05/18/2009
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 05/18/2009
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-11]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Sutton, Betty [D-OH-13]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 05/18/2009
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-8]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 05/18/2009
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT-5]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 05/18/2009
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 06/10/2009
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 06/10/2009
Rep. Schauer, Mark H. [D-MI-7] 06/10/2009
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 06/10/2009
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3] 06/26/2009
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 06/26/2009
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 07/29/2009
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 07/29/2009
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7] 10/22/2009
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] 10/22/2009
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 10/22/2009
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-12] 10/22/2009
Rep. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM-1] 11/18/2009
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 11/18/2009
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-21] 11/18/2009
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 11/18/2009
Rep. Richardson, Laura [D-CA-37] 11/18/2009
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 11/19/2009
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-32] 12/02/2009
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-5] 12/16/2009
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 04/20/2010
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 04/20/2010
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17] 04/20/2010
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 05/11/2010

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and Labor05/18/2009 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections06/11/2009 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform05/18/2009 Referred to
Committee on House Administration05/18/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/18/2009)

Healthy Families Act - Requires certain employers, who employ 15 or more employees for each working day during 20 or more workweeks a year, to permit each employee to earn at least one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.

Declares that an employer shall not be required to permit an employee to earn more than 56 hours of paid sick time in a calendar year, unless the employer chooses to set a higher limit.

Allows employees to use such time to: (1) meet their own medical needs; (2) care for the medical needs of certain family members; or (3) seek medical attention, assist a related person, take legal action, or engage in other specified activities relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Prohibits an employer from interfering with an employee's exercise of such rights.

Directs the Secretary of Labor to exercise certain investigative and enforcement authority for employees covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 or the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991. Grants the same authority, for employees under their jurisdiction, to the Librarian of Congress, the Comptroller General, the Board of Directors of the congressional Office of Compliance, and the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Authorizes civil actions by employees, individuals, or their representatives for damages or equitable relief against employers who violate this Act.

Waives a state's sovereign immunity with respect to a suit brought by an employee of a federally-assisted state program or activity for relief authorized under this Act.

Requires the Commissioner of Labor Statistics annually to compile information annually on paid sick time, and the Comptroller General to study related matters.

Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to discourage employers from adopting or retaining more generous leave policies.