GST Still Opposes HB628 Family Leave

Feb 13, 2018 by

GST Still Opposes HB628 Imposing a Payroll Tax for Mandatory Family and Medical Leave Insurance.

HB628 passed in the NH House 186-164 on Thursday 2/8/18, with 23 Republicans joining Democrats.
California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New York are the only states with state-run FMLI programs.
The bill would require New Hampshire Employment Security to establish and administer the FMLI fund.
The HB628 program has no guarantee that premiums paid by participants will be enough to pay claims.
Beware Taxpayers.

HB628 requires 0.67 percent employee wage contribution and weekly benefits at least $125 up to 60 percent of average wages for up to 6 weeks. Qualifying events include birth, adoption or fostering of a child; serious illness of a spouse, civil union partner, child, parent, grandparent or in-laws, and addiction treatment.
Click here to read HB628.

HB628 first passed the House last month ago with 183-151 in support.
The House Commerce Committee recommendation against it was overturned on February 8, 2018.
Click here to see who voted for HB628 on2/8/18.
It’s now in the House Finance Committee for further review, wwith a third House vote around March 15, 2018.

“HB628 would grow government, add regulation and cost, and have the State take over a service already offered in the private market.” said GST Chairman Ray Chadwick.
“Anyone who cares about the interests of taxpayers should tell their legislators to vote against HB628.”

Click here to find your Representatives. Tell them to vote against HB628!

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