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Military Parental Leave Modernization Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 10, United States Code, to specify a minimum number of days of parental leave available for a member of the Armed Forces in connection with the birth of a child of the member or in connection with the adoption or foster care of a child by the member.

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03/17/2016Introduced in House

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03/23/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/17/2016Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services03/17/2016 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel03/23/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/17/2016)

Military Parental Leave Modernization Act

This bill revises military parental leave requirements to state that:

  • a member of the armed forces, regardless of gender or marital status, shall be authorized to take at least 84 days of parental leave in connection with the birth of a child, a qualifying adoption of a child, or the placement of a child in foster care with the service member; and
  • in the case of a dual military family, both service members shall be authorized to take parental leave. (The Department concerned shall permit the transfer of such leave between the two service members to accommodate individual family circumstances.)

Such parental leave shall be in addition to other leave.

Convalescent or other leave taken before childbirth by a pregnant service member shall not reduce the number parental leave days.