Senate File 375 - Reprinted SENATE FILE 375 BY COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT (SUCCESSOR TO SF 225) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate March 19, 2015 ) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the treatment of adoptive parent employees 1 and making penalties applicable. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 SF 375 (3) 86 je/sc/jh
S.F. 375 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 91A.5B Treatment of adoptive parent 1 employees. 2 1. For purposes of this section, “adoption” means the 3 permanent placement in this state of a child by the department 4 of human services, by a licensed agency under chapter 238, by 5 an agency that meets the provisions of the interstate compact 6 in section 232.158, or by a person making an independent 7 placement according to the provisions of chapter 600. 8 2. An employer shall treat an employee who chooses to 9 adopt in the same manner as an employee who is the biological 10 parent of a newborn child for purposes of employment policies, 11 benefits, and protections for the first year of the adoption. 12 -1- SF 375 (3) 86 je/sc/jh 1/ 1