H.R. 2515 (111th): Domestic Violence Leave Act

May 20, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Lynn Woolsey
Representative for California's 6th congressional district
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May 20, 2009
18 pages
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H.R. 3151 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Oct 11, 2011


This bill was introduced on May 20, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 20, 2009
Referred to Committee May 20, 2009
Full Title

To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to allow leave to address domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their effects, and to include domestic partners under the Act, and for other purposes.


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Domestic Violence Leave Act - Amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to entitle an eligible employee, his or her same-sex spouse, or domestic partner to up to 12 workweeks of leave during any 12-month period:
(1) to care for such individual's family member, if the family member is addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their effects; or
(2) because such individual is addressing such matters, he or she is unable to perform any of the functions of his or her position.
Authorizes such individual to substitute any of his or her accrued paid vacation leave, personal leave, family leave, or medical or sick leave for any of the 12-week period of such leave.
Authorizes an employer to require an employee to certify with documentation the basis of the leave request.
Declares that nothing in this Act shall require an employer to provide paid sick leave or paid medical leave in any situation in which such employer would not normally provide any such paid leave.
Amends federal civil service law to entitle civilian federal employees, their same-sex spouses, or domestic partners to the same leave allowance. Provides for the substitution of accrued paid annual or sick leave for any part of the 12-week period. Authorizes the employing agency to require an employee to certify with documentation the basis of the leave request.

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