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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
03/13/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
03/13/2017Referred 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
03/13/2017Referred 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
03/13/2017Referred 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
03/13/2017Referred 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
03/13/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (155)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 03/13/2017
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 03/13/2017
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 03/13/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 03/13/2017
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 03/23/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 03/28/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 03/28/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 03/28/2017
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 03/30/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 04/05/2017
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 04/06/2017
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 04/20/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 04/20/2017
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 04/20/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 04/20/2017
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 04/20/2017
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 04/20/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 04/20/2017
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 04/20/2017
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 04/26/2017
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 05/02/2017
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 05/02/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 05/24/2017
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 07/17/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 07/27/2017
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 07/27/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 07/27/2017
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1] 07/27/2017
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 07/28/2017
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 08/01/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 08/29/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 09/07/2017
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 09/07/2017
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 10/06/2017
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 11/02/2017
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 11/08/2017
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 12/04/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 02/14/2018
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 02/26/2018
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 04/09/2018
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 05/03/2018
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 05/03/2018
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 05/08/2018
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 06/05/2018
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 06/19/2018
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 07/23/2018
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 09/20/2018
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 10/09/2018
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 10/09/2018
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 11/13/2018
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 12/03/2018
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 12/19/2018

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce03/13/2017 Referred to
House Administration03/13/2017 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform03/13/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (03/13/2017)

Healthy Families Act

This bill 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.

The bill authorizes small employers with fewer than 15 employees to provide the same paid sick time, but allows them to opt out. Any small employer that opts out shall provide at least 56 hours of unpaid sick time to each employee per calendar year.

The bill 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.

Employees may 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.

The bill prohibits an employer from interfering with an employee's exercise of such rights.

The Commissioner of Labor Statistics must compile information annually on paid sick time and the Comptroller General shall study related matters.

The bill declares that nothing in this bill shall be construed to discourage employers from adopting or retaining more generous leave policies.

The Department of Labor shall exercise certain investigative and enforcement authority for employees covered by this bill, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, or the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991. The same authority is granted to the Library of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, the Office of Compliance, and the Merit Systems Protection Board for employees under their jurisdictions.

The bill authorizes civil actions by employees, individuals, or their representatives for damages or equitable relief against employers who violate this bill.