On Friday, the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly — by a 28-13 vote — passed Senate Bill 63, this year’s version of the paid sick leave bill. The Capitol Watch blog has full details. The Labor Committee had previously approved the measure last month.
This is the third year in which the bill has been voted out of committee. In the last two years, the bill has been approved by one chamber, only to not get a vote in the other.
This year’s version, the text of which you can find here, would require employers with 50 or more employees to let employees accrue up to 5 days (or 40 hours) worth of paid sick time.
With less than two weeks left in the legislative session though, its prospects this year still remain murky.