Text: H.R.2364 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H.R. 2364 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2364

 To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United 
States Code, to permit leave to care for a domestic partner, parent-in-
law, adult child, sibling, grandchild, or grandparent who has a serious 
               health condition, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 24, 2011

 Mrs. Maloney (for herself, Mr. Polis, Mr. Towns, Mr. George Miller of 
  California, Mr. Stark, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. Norton, Mrs. 
 Davis of California, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Israel, Ms. Wilson 
   of Florida, Mr. Olver, Mr. Sherman, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Serrano, Mr. 
 Nadler, Mr. Engel, Ms. Moore, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Chu, and Mr. 
Jackson of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred 
to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the 
Committees on House Administration and Oversight and Government Reform, 
for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case 
for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of 
                        the committee concerned

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United 
States Code, to permit leave to care for a domestic partner, parent-in-
law, adult child, sibling, grandchild, or grandparent who has a serious 
               health condition, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Family and Medical Leave Inclusion 
Act''.

SEC. 2. LEAVE TO CARE FOR A DOMESTIC PARTNER, PARENT-IN-LAW, ADULT 
              CHILD, SIBLING, OR GRANDPARENT.

    (a) Definitions.--
            (1) Inclusion of grandparents, grandchildren, parents-in-
        law, siblings, and domestic partners.--Section 101 of such Act 
        is further amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(20) Domestic partner.--The term `domestic partner' 
        means--
                    ``(A) the person recognized as the domestic partner 
                of the employee under any domestic partner registry or 
                civil union laws of the State or political subdivision 
                of a State where the employee resides, or who is 
                lawfully married to the employee under the laws of the 
                State where the employee resides; or
                    ``(B) in the case of an unmarried employee who 
                lives in a State where a person cannot marry a person 
                of the same sex under the laws of the State, an 
                unmarried adult person of the same sex as the employee 
                who is in a committed, personal relationship with the 
                employee, is not a domestic partner to any other 
                person, and who is designated to the employer by such 
                employee as that employee's domestic partner.
            ``(21) Grandchild.--The term `grandchild' means the son or 
        daughter of an employee's son or daughter.
            ``(22) Grandparent.--The term `grandparent' means a parent 
        of a parent of an employee.
            ``(23) Parent-in-law.--The term `parent-in-law' means a 
        parent of the spouse or domestic partner of an employee.
            ``(24) Sibling.--The term `sibling' means any person who is 
        a son or daughter of an employee's parent.
            ``(25) Son-in-law and daughter-in-law.--The terms `son-in-
        law' and `daughter-in-law', used with respect to an employee, 
        means any person who is a spouse or domestic partner of a son 
        or daughter of the employee.''.
            (2) Inclusion of adult children and children of a domestic 
        partner.--Section 101(12) of such Act (29 U.S.C. 2611(12)) is 
        amended--
                    (A) by inserting ``a child of an individual's 
                domestic partner,'' after ``a legal ward,''; and
                    (B) by striking ``who is--'' and all that follows 
                and inserting ``and includes an adult child''.
    (b) Leave Requirement.--Section 102 of the Family and Medical Leave 
Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2612) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1)(C), by striking ``spouse, or a 
        son, daughter, or parent of the employee, if such spouse, son, 
        daughter, or parent'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic 
        partner, or a son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, 
        grandparent, grandchild, or sibling, of the employee if such 
        spouse, domestic partner, son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, 
        grandparent, grandchild, or sibling'';
            (2) in subsection (a)(1)(E), by striking ``spouse, or a 
        son, daughter, or parent'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic 
        partner, or a son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, 
        or sibling'';
            (3) in subsection (a)(3), by striking ``spouse, son, 
        daughter, parent,'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, 
        son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, parent, parent-in-
        law, grandparent, or sibling,'';
            (4) in subsection (e)(2)(A), by striking ``spouse, 
        parent,'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, 
        parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling,'';
            (5) in subsection (e)(3), by striking ``spouse, or a son, 
        daughter, or parent,'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic 
        partner, or a son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, 
        or sibling,''; and
            (6) in subsection (f)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by 
                inserting ``or domestic partners'' after ``husband and 
                wife''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``or parent-
                in-law'' after ``parent''.
    (c) Certification.--Section 103 of the Family and Medical Leave Act 
of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2613) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``spouse, or parent'' 
        and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, parent-in-
        law, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling'';
            (2) in subsection (b)(4)(A), by striking ``spouse, or 
        parent and an estimate of the amount of time that such employee 
        is needed to care for the son, daughter, spouse, or parent'' 
        and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, parent-in-
        law, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and an estimate of the 
        amount of time that such employee is needed to care for such 
        son, daughter, spouse or domestic partner, parent, parent-in-
        law, grandparent, or sibling''; and
            (3) in subsection (b)(7), by striking ``parent, or spouse'' 
        and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, parent-in-
        law, grandparent, or sibling''.
    (d) Employment and Benefits Protection.--Section 104(c)(3) of the 
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2614(c)(3)) is 
amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A)(i), by striking ``spouse, or 
        parent'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, 
        parent-in-law, grandparent, or sibling''; and
            (2) in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking ``spouse, or 
        parent'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, 
        parent-in-law, grandparent, or sibling''.

SEC. 3. FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.

    (a) Definitions.--
            (1) Inclusion of grandparents, parents-in-law, siblings, 
        and domestic partners.--Section 6381 of title 5, United States 
        Code, is amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (11) by striking ``; and'' and 
                inserting a semicolon;
                    (B) in paragraph (12), by striking the period and 
                inserting a semicolon; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(13) the term `domestic partner' means--
                    ``(A) the person recognized as the domestic partner 
                of the employee under any domestic partner registry or 
                civil union laws of the State or political subdivision 
                of a State where the employee resides, or who is 
                lawfully married to the employee under the laws of the 
                State where the employee resides; or
                    ``(B) in the case of an unmarried employee who 
                lives in a State where a person cannot marry a person 
                of the same sex under the laws of the State, an 
                unmarried adult person of the same sex as the employee 
                who is in a committed, personal relationship with the 
                employee, is not a domestic partner to any other 
                person, and who is designated to the employing agency 
                by such employee as that employee's domestic partner;
            ``(14) the term `parent-in-law' means a parent of the 
        spouse or domestic partner of an employee;
            ``(15) the term `grandchild' means the son or daughter of 
        an employee's son or daughter;
            ``(16) the term `grandparent' means a parent of a parent of 
        an employee;
            ``(17) the term `sibling' means any person who is a son or 
        daughter of an employee's parent; and
            ``(18) the terms `son-in-law and daughter-in-law', used 
        with respect to an employee, means any person who is a spouse 
        or domestic partner of a son or daughter of the employee.''.
            (2) Inclusion of adult children and children of a domestic 
        partner.--Section 6381(6) of such title is amended--
                    (A) by inserting ``a child of an individual's 
                domestic partner,'' after ``a legal ward,''; and
                    (B) by striking ``who is--'' and all that follows 
                and inserting ``and includes an adult child''.
    (b) Leave Requirement.--Section 6382 of title 5, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1)(C), by striking ``spouse, or a 
        son, daughter, or parent of the employee, if such spouse, son, 
        daughter, or parent'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic 
        partner, or a son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, 
        grandparent, grandchild, or sibling, of the employee if such 
        spouse, domestic partner, son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, 
        grandparent, grandchild, or sibling'';
            (2) in subsection (a)(1)(E), by striking ``spouse, or a 
        son, daughter, or parent'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic 
        partner, or a son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, 
        or sibling'';
            (3) in subsection (a)(3), by striking ``spouse, son, 
        daughter, parent,'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, 
        son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, parent, parent-in-
        law, grandparent, sibling,'';
            (4) in subsection (e)(2)(A), by striking ``spouse, 
        parent,'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, 
        parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling,''; and
            (5) in subsection (e)(3), by striking ``spouse, or a son, 
        daughter, or parent,'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic 
        partner, or a son, daughter, parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, 
        or sibling,''.
    (c) Certification.--Section 6383 of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``spouse, or parent'' 
        and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, parent-in-
        law, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(4)(A), by striking ``spouse, or 
        parent, and an estimate of the amount of time that such 
        employee is needed to care for such son, daughter, spouse, or 
        parent'' and inserting ``spouse or domestic partner, parent, 
        parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and an 
        estimate of the amount of time that such employee is needed to 
        care for such son, daughter, spouse or domestic partner, 
        parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling''.
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