The debate on the bill requiring employees to offer paid sick leave to employees continued into Thursday evening. But the first votes on various amendments to the bill (including one that now becomes the bill) seem to indicate that its passage is likely.

The operative bill under debate now is House Amendment A, which passed 82-59, and is a substitute for the entire bill.  

Republicans are now introducing various amendments to the bill which mainly remove various provisions. Many seem likely to fail given the strong majority that the Democrats have in the House.

I’ll have a full recap of this landmark bill in the morning.  If passed later this evening, the bill would move to the Senate for a vote.  It’s unclear whether the Governor would veto this measure.  In the interim, CT News Junkie has been providing other news updates as well.