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February 2, 2016
"We have many successful economies all over the world such as Germany, a leading economy in the world, that have had programs like this for a long time and I don't see why we can't do it. And speaking from the stand point of a small businessman, we had one employee who went out one year for three months for heart surgery, the next year only worked 47% of all work days and nonetheless was paid in full by our firm for all that time except for four or three weeks when she was totally disabled and then paid half time. So we would have benefited greatly as an employer from this legislation," said Assemblymember Steck on the floor during session. A3870-A