House committee refers Governor’s proposal on paid family leave

A state House committee on Wednesday recommended passage of a Noem Administration-backed proposal that would change how the state pays state employees for family leave.  It would also set up a means for other governments and private businesses to participate in the paid family leave program.

Rachel Oglesby, an advisor to Gov. Kristi Noem, spoke in support of the bill.

Republican Rep. Roger Chase of Huron also spoke in favor of the bill. 

No opponents spoke against the bill. 

On an 11-to-0 vote, the House State Affairs Committee recommended passage of House Bill 1151, but is sending the proposal to the Joint Appropriations Committee for further consideration.


February 9, 2023

(Thanks, Todd Epp, SDBA Legislative Reporter)