DE HB64 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on September 8 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-09-08 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Mothers who give birth to monoamniotic twins are often hospitalized as early as 26 weeks into the pregnancy due to the risk of complications of having twins share a single amniotic sack. Mothers who give birth to multiples of 3 or more often have the same issue of requiring extensive medical pre-natal care. As a result, the benefits provided under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are often exhausted by the time the mother and children are discharged from the hospital. This bill provides that mothers who are full time state employees may have up to six weeks of unpaid leave following the newborn(s) discharge from the hospital even if their FMLA benefits have been exhausted.

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An Act To Amend Title 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Family Leave.


Roll Calls

2017-07-02 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-06-22 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 19 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2017-03-23 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2017-09-08 Signed by Governor
2017-07-02 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2017-06-22 Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
2017-06-22 Amendment SA 2 to HB 64 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
2017-06-22 Amendment SA 1 to HB 64 - Stricken in Senate
2017-06-21 Amendment SA 1 to HB 64 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-06-21 Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
2017-03-28 Assigned to Elections & Government Affairs Committee in Senate
2017-03-23 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2017-03-22 Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits
2017-03-09 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House

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