Maryland

Md. House votes to override veto of paid sick leave

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a measure to require paid sick leave.

The House, which is controlled by Democrats, voted 88-52 on Thursday. It needed 85, or a three-fifths vote.

The measure faces a tighter vote in the Senate, where 29 of 47 members would need to support the measure to override the Republican governor's veto. The bill passed the Senate last year with 29 votes, the minimum needed for a veto override.

If the Senate votes to override the veto, the measure would take effect in 30 days.

The bill would require businesses with 15 or more employees to provide up to five days of earned paid sick leave.


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