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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
03/20/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
04/23/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
04/23/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
03/20/2013Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
03/20/2013Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
03/20/2013Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
03/20/2013Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
03/20/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (134)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-5]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 03/20/2013
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-33]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-11]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 03/20/2013
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 03/20/2013
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI-14]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 03/20/2013
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 04/09/2013
Rep. Negrete McLeod, Gloria [D-CA-35] 04/09/2013
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 04/09/2013
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 04/09/2013
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 04/09/2013
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 04/12/2013
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 04/17/2013
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 04/18/2013
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 04/25/2013
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 04/25/2013
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 04/25/2013
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 04/25/2013
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 04/25/2013
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 04/26/2013
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 04/26/2013
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 05/06/2013
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 05/14/2013
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 05/20/2013
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 05/21/2013
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 07/17/2013
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] 07/22/2013
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 07/22/2013
Rep. Enyart, William L. [D-IL-12] 07/24/2013
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 09/09/2013
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 02/03/2014
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 02/10/2014
Rep. Maffei, Daniel B. [D-NY-24] 02/14/2014
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 02/21/2014
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 02/27/2014
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 03/11/2014
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 03/13/2014
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 03/24/2014
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 03/24/2014
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 04/09/2014
Rep. Horsford, Steven A. [D-NV-4] 04/28/2014
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 04/29/2014
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 06/12/2014
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 06/17/2014
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 09/09/2014
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 11/13/2014
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 04/26/2013 05/08/2013 --

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce03/20/2013 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions04/23/2013 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections04/23/2013 Referred to
House Administration03/20/2013 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform03/20/2013 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (03/20/2013)

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 1 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 (including a domestic partner or the domestic partner's parent or child); 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 (GAO), 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 to annually compile information 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.