House to vote on Adoption Equity Act
Reported out of the Committee on Families and Children’s Services on April 1, HB 4470, the Adoption Equity Act, requires employers who provide leave with pay for an employee after the birth of a child to also provide the same benefit for an employee who adopts a child from birth up to 12 months of age. The Michigan State House is expected to vote on the Act soon after returning from break on April 21.
Right to Life of Michigan supports HB 4470 to allow a new member of a family to adequately bond with his/her parents. This legislation will also provide the framework for employers to adequately cover their employee’s family benefits.
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Plan to attend Right to Life of Michigan's Legislative Day on April 29 in Lansing to learn more about the Adoption Equity Act and other prolife legislation. Adoption heroes, Luther and Rebecca Elliss, are the keynote speakers for the event.
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