VIDEO: Health and Human Services Committee – February 19, 2020

Health and Human Services Committee – February 19, 2020
02/19/20, 11:00 AM
The Health and Human Services Committee will meet to review and discuss the following:
Board Bill Number 223
Introduced by Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia, Alderwoman Sharon Tyus, Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrook, Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard, Alderwoman Annie Rice, Alderwoman Sarah Martin, Alderwoman Beth Murphy, Alderwoman Megan E. Green, Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, Alderwoman Cara Spencer, Alderman Bret Narayan, Alderman Shane Cohn, Alderwoman Shameem Clark Hubbard, Alderwoman Pam Boyd, Alderwoman Heather Navarro, President Lewis E Reed

Summary: An Ordinance establishing a Paid Parental and Caregiver Leave program for the City of St. Louis’ full-time, exempt employees. This program will establish two benefits: Paid Parental Leave and Paid Caregiver Leave. These benefits will complement current leave options such as vacation and sick leave; including an Effective Date. Impact: The proposed board bill will have a positive impact on the community, particularly City of St. Louis employees as it will help prevent families from falling into poverty, reduce reliance on public assistance, help the City of St. Louis recruit and retain talented employees and increase worker morale and productivity

More information:
City of St. Louis:
Board of Aldermen

This video is the result of a law passed in 2016 by 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French. The historic “Transparency in Government Law” requires all public meetings of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen; the Board of Estimate & Apportionment; the Board of Public Service; and the Preservation Board be recorded and made available on an official City of St. Louis YouTube channel.


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