H1N1 Bill 

Maine’s senate president is introducing a bill in response to the swine flu.Senator Libby Mitchell says the purpose is to prevent the spread of H1N1. Her bill would give employees paid sick leave to get better, or take care of family members who are sick.Workers at businesses with at least twenty-five workers would get six paid days, those at smaller businesses three days.The bill also calls for paid leave for time needed to deal with domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.The bill is called “an act to aid the prevention of the spread of H1N1”, which is causing concern among some business-people who question what domestic violence has to do with the flu.The health and human services committee will take a look at the bill during next session, which gets underway in January.