Paid Leave Passes NH House with Bipartisan Vote

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

Contact Name: Sara Persechino                                              

Phone: (603) 271-3479                                                                       



CONCORD—Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 219-142 to pass SB 1, establishing paid family and medical leave insurance.


Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord), prime sponsor of SB 1, released the following statement after the vote:


“At this point there is only one roadblock to paid family and medical leave becoming a reality in New Hampshire—Governor Chris Sununu. The governor shouldn’t stand in the way of bipartisan legislation that’s been worked on for several years that creates a public-private partnership for paid leave. It’s time to pick a side. My hope is Governor Sununu sides with the working families and small businesses of New Hampshire, not big corporations and the entitled elite.”

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