2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Paid Family and Medical Leave Study (language only)

Item 471 #1c

Item 471 #1c

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 523, after line 14, insert:

"O.1. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-115, Code of Virginia, $250,000 the first year shall be transferred from the amounts in Item 101, Paragraph A. of this act to the Virginia Employment Commission on or before July 15, 2024, for the purpose of updating the November 2021 Paid and Family Medical Leave study.

2. The Virginia Employment Commission (the Commission), in collaboration with the Department of Human Resource Management, the Compensation Board, the Virginia Department of Education, and the Department of Planning and Budget, shall update its November 2021 Virginia Paid Family and Medical Leave study, as authorized by Item 111 of Chapter 1289 of the Acts of Assembly of 2020, to include an assessment of the budgetary impacts of extending application of paid family and medical leave benefits as contemplated in Senate Bill 373 of the 2024 General Assembly to exempt individuals, while maintaining the benefits provided in § 2.2-1210 of the Code of Virginia for state employees. Such assessment shall also examine (i) the number of exempt individuals that would receive expanded family and medical leave benefits; (ii) the budgetary impact and salary impact associated with providing each type of benefit to each class of employee described in clause (i); and (iii) the budgetary impact on state direct aid to public education. The Commission shall submit the updated study to the Chairs of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations on or before December 1, 2024.

3. "Exempt individuals" for the purpose of this paragraph  means a state employee, the treasurer, commissioner of the revenue, attorney for the Commonwealth, clerk of a circuit court, sheriff of any county or city, regional jail superintendent or regional jail officer, or local director of finance, or deputy or employee of any such officer, or an employee of a local school division.

4."State employee" means all persons employed by the Commonwealth or a public institution of higher education to provide services, including both salaried and wage employees, whether employed full time or part time."


(This amendment requires the Virginia Employment Commission to update the 2021 Paid Family and Medical Leave study.)