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Oregon State Legislature Paid Family Leave Work Group


​Paid Family and Medical Leave Work Group


In response to legislation introduced by Rep. Jennifer Williamson in the 2017 session (HB 3087), Rep. Williamson and Sen. Kathleen Taylor convened a work group in January 2018 to examine issues concerning the development of a statewide paid family and medical leave program. Family and medical leave is protected time off from work for an employee to recover from a serious illness, care for a family member who is ill, or bond with a newborn or newly adopted child. The work group will prepare policy recommendations to the Senate Committee on Workforce and the House Committee on Early Childhood and Family Supports Committee on a legislative proposal in the 2019 legislative session.

You can find a roster of work group members below, and access documents that have been presented at work group meetings.

Staff Contact Information:
Debra Maryanov, LPRO Analyst

Supporting Documents

Work Group Meeting Agenda - April 9, 2018

Role of Private Insurers in Paid Family and Medical Leave Programs

Paid Family and Medical Leave Presentation from SAIF

Work Group Members

Representative Jennifer WilliamsonCo-Chair of Work Group
Senator Kathleen TaylorCo-Chair of Work Group
Senator Tim Knopp 
Representative Teresa Alonso Leon  
Representative Daniel Bonham 
Representative John Lively 
Amanda DaltonNorthwest Grocery Association; Oregon Wheat Growers; Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers; and Oregon Resource Association
Jenny DreslerOregon Farm Bureau Federation
Betsy EarlsOregon Business and Industry
Jessica Giannettino VillatoroOregon AFL-CIO
Christine LewisOregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
Kate NewhallFamily Forward Oregon
Elana Pirtle-GuineyGovernor's Office
Ramon RamirezPineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
Eva RippeteauOregon AFSCME
Theresa Van WinkleOregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
Scott WinkelsLeague of Oregon Cities