Bill HB 1434 – PASSED

Authorizing shared leave for pregnancy disability or for the purposes of parental leave to bond with a newborn, adoptive child, or foster child.

Expands the reasons for which a state employee can request shared leave to include being sick or temporarily disabled due to pregnancy disability, or for the purpose of bonding with a newborn, adoptive child or foster child.  An employee is not required to deplete all sick and annual leave before receiving shared leave for the purposes of pregnancy disability or for parental leave.

Effective July 1, 2018.

Link to the bill: http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1434&Year=2017&BillNumber=1434&Year=2017