May 13 2022
At the Legislature
Conference committees met all week, mostly walking through side-by-sides.
The Senate passed SF3885 Coleman, authorizing insurers to offer paid family leave benefits.
Kent offered an amendment to insert the language of SF1205, Paid Family and Medical Leave. It was ruled out of order and Kent appealed the ruling. The ruling was upheld on party lines with Bakk and Tomassoni joining Republicans. The bill passed on a 37-29 party-line vote with Bakk, Hoffman, and Tomassoni joining the majority.
The Senate took up HF3669, their second omnibus tax bill, which spends a lot of money on tax cuts and includes their proposal to allow insurance companies to sell “paid family leave” insurance policies and gives tax credits to small businesses to purchase the policies. All Republicans plus Bakk, Eken, Hoffman, Newton, Putnam, Rest, Tomassoni, and Wiger voted for the bill.
The Jobs conference committee met for the first time and began their walkthrough of the side-by-sides.
Conference committees continue to meet this last week of session. The floor session schedule will be fluid.
Jobs conference committee meets to finish the walkthrough and take public testimony. The House has the gavel.