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...percentage of the United States workforce and to allow employees to take parental involvement leave to participate in or attend their children’s educational

This bill was introduced on June 24, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 24, 1996 (Introduced).

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HR 3704 IH

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3704

To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to apply the Act to a greater percentage of the United States workforce and to allow employees to take parental involvement leave to participate in or attend their children’s educational and extracurricular activities, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 24, 1996

Mrs. SCHROEDER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, and in addition to the Committees on Government Reform and Oversight and House Oversight, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to apply the Act to a greater percentage of the United States workforce and to allow employees to take parental involvement leave to participate in or attend their children’s educational and extracurricular activities, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. COVERAGE OF EMPLOYEES.

    Paragraphs (2)(B)(ii) and (4)(A)(i) of section 101 of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2611 (2)(B)(ii) and (4)(A)(i)) are amended by striking ‘50’ each place it appears and inserting ‘25’.

SEC. 2. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LEAVE.

    (a) LEAVE REQUIREMENT- Section 102(a) of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2612(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(3) ENTITLEMENT TO PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LEAVE-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- Subject to section 103(f), an eligible employee shall be entitled to a total of 4 hours of leave during any 30-day period, and a total of 24 hours of leave during any 12-month period, in addition to leave available under paragraph (1), to participate in or attend an activity that--

          ‘(i) is sponsored by a school or community organization; and

          ‘(ii) relates to a program of the school or organization that is attended by a son or daughter of the employee, including a foster child of the employee.

        ‘(B) DEFINITIONS- As used in this paragraph:

          ‘(i) COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION- The term ‘community organization’ means a private nonprofit organization that is representative of a community or a significant segment of a community and provides activities for individuals described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of section 101(12), such as a scouting or sports organization.

          ‘(ii) SCHOOL- The term ‘school’ means an elementary school or secondary school (as such terms are defined in section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801)), a Head Start program assisted under the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), and a child care facility licensed under State law.’.

    (b) SCHEDULE- Section 102(b)(1) of such Act (29 U.S.C. 2612(b)(1)) is amended by inserting after the second sentence the following: ‘Leave under subsection (a)(3) may be taken intermittently or on a reduced leave schedule.’.

    (c) SUBSTITUTION OF PAID LEAVE- Section 102(d)(2)(A) of such Act (29 U.S.C. 2612(d)(2)(A)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: ‘, or for leave provided under subsection (a)(3) for any part of the 24-hour period of such leave under such subsection’.

    (d) NOTICE- Section 102(e)(1) of such Act (29 U.S.C. 2612(e)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘In any case in which an employee requests leave under subsection (a)(3), the employee shall provide the employer with not less than 7 days’ notice, before the date the leave is to begin, of the employee’s intention to take leave under such subsection.’.

    (e) CERTIFICATION- Section 103 of such Act (29 U.S.C. 2613) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(f) CERTIFICATION FOR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LEAVE- An employer may require that a request for leave under section 102(a)(3) be supported by a certification issued at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may by regulation prescribe.’.

SEC. 3. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LEAVE FOR CIVIL SERVANTS.

    (a) LEAVE REQUIREMENT- Section 6382(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(3)(A) Subject to section 6383(f), an employee shall be entitled to a total of 4 hours of leave during any 30-day period, and a total of 24 hours of leave during any 12-month period, in addition to leave available under paragraph (1), to participate in or attend an activity that--

      ‘(i) is sponsored by a school or community organization; and

      ‘(ii) relates to a program of the school or organization that is attended by a son or daughter of the employee, including a foster child of the employee.

    ‘(B) As used in this paragraph:

      ‘(i) The term ‘community organization’ means a private nonprofit organization that is representative of a community or a significant segment of a community and provides activities for individuals described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of section 6381(6), such as a scouting or sports organization.

      ‘(ii) The term ‘school’ means an elementary school or secondary school (as such terms are defined in section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801)), a Head Start program assisted under the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), and a child care facility licensed under State law.’.

    (b) SCHEDULE- Section 6382(b)(1) of such title is amended by inserting after the second sentence the following: ‘Leave under subsection (a)(3) may be taken intermittently or on a reduced leave schedule.’.

    (c) SUBSTITUTION OF PAID LEAVE- Section 6382(d) of such title is amended by inserting before ‘, except’ the following: ‘, or for leave provided under subsection (a)(3) any of the employee’s accrued or accumulated annual leave under subchapter I for any part of the 24-hour period of such leave under such subsection’.

    (d) NOTICE- Section 6382(e)(1) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘In any case in which an employee requests leave under subsection (a)(3), the employee shall provide the employing agency with not less than 7 days’ notice, before the date the leave is to begin, of the employee’s intention to take leave under such subsection.’.

    (e) CERTIFICATION- Section 6383 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(f) An employing agency may require that a request for leave under section 6382(a)(3) be supported by a certification issued at such time and in such manner as the Office of Personnel Management may by regulation prescribe.’.