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Rep. Nathan Coulter applauds Paid Family and Medical Leave passage

Tuesday, May 2, 2023


Rep. Nathan Coulter 

Minnesota House of Representatives 

District 51B – 651-296-4218 – 

569 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155 



CONTACT:  Marlee Schlegel 

651-296-9873 or 

May 2, 2023 

Rep. Nathan Coulter applauds Paid Family and Medical Leave passage 

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Today, the Minnesota House passed HF 2, known as Paid Family and Medical Leave. The bill provides Minnesota workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to care for family or themselves. The program is funded by a small employer and employee contribution, meaning lost wages from time off will be recovered by the State fund, not employers.  

Every day in Minnesota, workers face the impossible choice of either going to work to earn a paycheck or staying home to take care of themselves or a sick family member. While some workers have jobs that provide paid sick leave, thousands of Minnesotans do not have access to a single paid day off. Additionally, those in the lowest wage positions and our BIPOC community members face stark disparities.  

Rep. Nathan Coulter (DFL – Bloomington) is a co-author of the legislation and voted to support it. He issued the following statement: 

"When families are healthy, our communities are stronger. Paid Family and Medical Leave will give families the time they need to care for themselves and their loved ones without worrying about losing their job or their income. This would be especially beneficial for families with young children and families who are caring for an aging parent. This is an important step in making Minnesota the best place to raise a family, and I was proud to vote to support it.”