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April 1, 2016
"I first introduced a bill on Paid Family Leave in this legislature in 1997. I was building on the work of the former Chair of the Labor Committee Frank Barbaro. Since 1997, the Assembly has passed various versions of Paid Family Leave eight times, and it is finally, my son is now 18. I introduced that bill the year before he came into my life. He's now voting. Eight times this Assembly voted for Paid Family Leave and I am so grateful that we have stayed the course on this important issue and so gratified that we have finally been able to convince the Senate and the Executive to put this issue for our people," Assemblymember Nolan said after the Assembly passed the 2016-17 New York State Budget. (A-9006)