H.R. 1406 - Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 1406 PDF XML

    Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 

    H. Rept. 113-49 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Education and the Workforce

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, May 6, 2013.

Adopted by record vote of 228-199, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 230-198, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. 

MANAGERS: Foxx/Polis

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order only the further amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, if offered by Representative Gibson of New York or his designee. The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1DeLauro (CT), Courtney (CT), Esty (CT)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Allows Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families. Submitted
5Version 1Gibson (NY), King, Peter (NY), Meehan (PA)Bi-PartisanRequires the GAO to submit a report to Congress on the usage of compensatory time allowed under the Act and detail any complaints filed or enforcement actions taken for alleged violations of the Act. The report will ensure Congress can monitor any potential abuse of the Act.Made In Order
2Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratAlters the penalty for employers who intimidate, threaten, or coerce employees into using earned compensatory time off in a manner inconsistent with their wishes. Makes each such violation a misdemeanor.Submitted
3Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratAllows employees who have earned compensatory time off pursuant to this bill to use the time at the employee’s discretion – not the employer’s (as originally drafted on p. 8, lines 6-9).Withdrawn
4Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Replaces bill text with that of H.R. 2564, the Paid Vacation Act, from the 111th Congress requiring employers to provide each employee at least one week of paid vacation during each twelve month period. Submitted
6Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides that the employee must be compensated within 7 days, instead of 30 days.Withdrawn
7Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratAdds a condition that the Act shall expire in 3 years instead of 5 years. Withdrawn