House Commerce committee considers one bad bill and one good bill

The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee meets tomorrow, Friday the 29th, at 1:30 PM. They will consider two bills relating to paid sick and family leave. The bad bill, HB 38, requires employers to provide paid family and medical leave, while the good bill, HB 134, provides incentives for employers to provide family-friendly policies but does not mandate them.

You can watch the committee webcast here, or join the Zoom meeting here.

The Rio Grande Foundation submitted testimony in opposition to HB 38 and in support of HB 134.