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House Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy Committee

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12:38 PM

08:30 - Gavel. 08:52 - HF2536 (Melin) Women's economic self-sufficiency promoted, gender segregation and pay gap in the workforce reduced, women's employment grant programs established, unemployment benefit eligibility modified for victims of sexual assault or stalking; pregnancy and parenting leave, pregnancy accommodations, earned sick and safe time provided; state contract certificates of pay equity compliance required, employment discrimination against family caregivers prohibited, unfair employment practices clarified relating to nursing mothers, basic sliding fee child care assistance program forecasted and reimbursement rates modified, early learning scholarship availability expanded, and money appropriated. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.