Paid Sick Leave Bill Will Pass, Key Senator Tells Business Group

Maryland business groups are uniformly opposed to mandatory paid sick leave legislation that already passed the House of Delegates in April before dying in a Senate committee.

But a key Senate leader told a Howard County Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wednesday that the bill was bound to pass this term, and business leaders should try to make it as palatable as possible.

After hearing two business group leaders dump on the proposal, Sen. Ed Kasemeyer, chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, said, “My job is to be realistic and practical.”