House File 724 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 724 BY COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 218) (COMPANION TO SF 362 BY COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND BUSINESS RELATIONS) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 25, 2021 ) 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 HF 724 (2) 89 je/rn/md
H.F. 724 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 adopt 9 a child up to six years of age in the same manner as an employee 10 who is the biological parent of a newborn child for purposes of 11 employment policies, benefits, and protections for the first 12 year of the adoption. 13 3. Notwithstanding subsection 2, an employee shall not be 14 entitled to disability leave without a qualifying disability 15 under an employer’s disability policies. 16 -1- HF 724 (2) 89 je/rn/md 1/ 1