A state-administered Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program would allow nonprofits to be competitive employers, all Minnesotans to take time off to care for themselves and their families, boost the economy, and advance racial equity.
The current PFML bill working its way through Minnesota's legislative process (SF2 / HF2) is a social insurance model built on extensive research and is similar to highly successful models that have passed in 11 other states plus Washington, DC, as well as many countries. (CA, CO, NJ, MD, RI, NY, WA, MA, OR, CT, CO)
PFML is not only a common-sense solution but also extremely popular, with 80 percent of voters supporting it across party lines. The popular common sense bill has passed through over 10 committee hearings in the 2023 legislative session. It passed in the MN Senate in 2016 and the MN House in 2019 and 2020.