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File #: R-20-115   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 11/16/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Requesting That The Congress Of The United States Of America Continue The Public Health Emergency Leave Provisions Of The Emergency Family And Medical Leave Expansion Act Through December 31st, 2021 (Bassan, Gibson, Borrego)
Attachments: 1. R-115.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-115 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Brook Bassan, Diane G. Gibson, Cynthia D. Borrego


RESOLUTION
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Requesting That The Congress Of The United States Of America Continue The Public Health Emergency Leave Provisions Of The Emergency Family And Medical Leave Expansion Act Through December 31st, 2021 (Bassan, Gibson, Borrego)
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WHEREAS, the United States Congress adopted the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act in March of 2020; and
WHEREAS, Section 2601 of the Act requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who become ill or are quarantined with COVID-19, or who are the primary care givers for a person ill with COVID-19. Full time employees are entitled to 80 hours of sick leave and part time employees are entitled to the average number of hours that they work over a two-week period; and
WHEREAS, Section 7001 of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, so as to assist employers that incur COVID 19 sick leave expenses, established a federal tax credit of $200 to $511 a day per employee for employers who provide sick leave under Section 2601 of the Act; and
WHEREAS, Section 2601 of the Act will expire on December 31st, 2020, the impacts of which will place an undue burden on employers already struggling to stay in business through a recession and will reduce the likelihood employees directly impacted by COVID-19 will receive sick leave; and
WHEREAS, The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solution (HEROES) Act extends the Sick Leave and Sick Leave Tax
Credit Provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act through
December 31st 2021.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. The Albuquerque City Council urges the Congress of the United States to extend the COVID-19 paid sick leave and tax credit provisions, established in the Emerg...

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