|Date Requested:February 18, 2013
Time Requested:02:37 PM
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Legislation creates:A New Program
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| HB 2224, if enacted would require the governing boards of all state colleges , universities and community colleges, both public and private, to submit plans detailing how paid childbirth leave of at least six weeks would be made available to nine-month faculty employees. The proposed legislation would require governing boards to study the paid childbirth plans at other institutions around the country and consult with affected faculty members of both genders before submitting their plans. In addition, the plans would need to specify how the leave would be funded. If the bill was enacted, the governing boards would be required to submit the plan to the higher Education Policy Commission and the Legislative Oversight Committee on Education Accountability no later than October 1, 2013.
Because institutions have staff that are responsible for the development and administration of employee benefits plans; no statewide coordination of plans is required; and the bill does not require implementation of the plans; it is anticipated that this legislation would not require a significant expenditure of additional funds.
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