Establish the Maine Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

Last updated: Jun 12, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Matthea Daughtry, House 49
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 701



UPDATE: This bill has been defeated.

UPDATE: The committee has revoted this bill and voted it unanimously Ought Not to Pass.

UPDATE: The Committee had a divided report on this bill.


This bill creates the Maine Paid Family Leave Insurance Program to provide wage-replacement benefits to persons who qualify for family medical leave. The program is funded by employee contributions and provides 2/3 of a person's average weekly wage or 100% of the state average weekly wage, whichever is lower, for up to 6 weeks in any 12-month period. Employee contributions are collected on a sliding scale based on wages.