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NH Senate President Soucy Signs SB 1, Sends Paid Leave Legislation to Governor Sununu

May 8, 2019

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479


CONCORD—Today, Senate President Donna Soucy signed SB 1, establishing paid family and medical leave insurance, which now awaits action from Governor Sununu.

Following the signing, Senate President Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) and Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D-Concord), prime sponsor of SB 1, released the following statement:

“No one should have to choose between caring for a loved one and financial security. I’m honored today to sign SB 1, which would ensure every hardworking Granite Stater has access to paid family and medical leave, and I hope Governor Sununu considers this legislation with an open mind,” said Senate President Donna Soucy (D-Manchester).

Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D-Concord), added: “Paid family and medical leave is a critical tool to help New Hampshire attract and retain the workforce of tomorrow, meet the caregiving needs of our aging population, and combat our opioid epidemic. After years of work on this issue, it’s time to finally enact this bipartisan legislation to ensure Granite Staters can maintain financial security when they need to take time away from work to care for themselves or a family member.”


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