FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 996
91ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BYRD, HICKEY, SHIELDS, MOORE, HUNTER,
SECREST (Co-sponsors), LOWE AND MONACO.
Read 1st time March 15, 2001, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
TED WEDEL, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 537, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the family and medical leave act.
Section A. Chapter 537, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 537.605, to read as follows:
537.605. The state of Missouri, in its capacity as an employer, shall be subject to the provisions the federal Family
and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. Section 2601, et seq., and shall be liable for any violation of such act. The state of
Missouri waives its sovereign immunity for purposes of enforcement of such act; except that no judgment entered
against the state of Missouri shall exceed the liability limits established in section 537.610.