H.R. 1 (103rd): Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993


Jan 5, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994


Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 5, 1993

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 5, 1993.


Pub.L. 103-3


William Ford

Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 1993
Length: 24 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To grant family and temporary medical leave under certain circumstances.


The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. Qualified medical and family reasons include: personal or family illness, family military leave, pregnancy, adoption, or the foster care placement of a child. The FMLA is administered by the ...


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Jan 5, 1993

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 21, 1993
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Introduced.

Jan 27, 1993
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 3, 1993
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Feb 4, 1993
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Feb 4, 1993
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 5, 1993
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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