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House Bill 4113 and Senate Bill 1305 or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law,”

Requested from PCW by June Haidee Acuna at 08:48 PM on Jan 23, 2019.
Purpose: Information
Date of Coverage: 01/22/2019 - 01/23/2019
Tracking no: #PCW-812086232842

June Haidee 08:48 PM, Jan 23, 2019

Hi, I would like to ask the status of House Bill 4113 and Senate Bill 1305 or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law,”. The bicameral already ratified it last Nov 2018 according to latest news. I know that according to law, even if not signed by the president 
it will lapse into law after 30 days if there are no ammendments. My questions are:
1. When will the president sign it?
2. If it is not yet signed, is there anymore proposed ammendments after the 2nd ratification last Nov 2018? when will it lapse? Is it after 30 working days or calendar days?

Thank you!
January 25, 2019

Dear June Haidee,


Thank you for your request dated Jan 23, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

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You asked for House Bill 4113 and Senate Bill 1305 or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law,”.

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