A controversial measure requiring Maryland employers to provide sick days for their workers will become law.
State senators voted 30 to 17 on Friday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which the majority-Democrat General Assembly first passed last year.
The law requires businesses with 15 or more employees to offer up to five days of paid sick leave, while employers with fewer than 15 workers will need to provide five unpaid sick days. It was a top priority for Democrats, who scheduled the override votes to be among the first actions of the 2018 legislative session, which kicked off Wednesday.
The Senate vote came on the heels of the House of Delegates' decision Thursday to overturn Hogan's veto by an overwhelming 88 to 52 vote.