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Maryland House votes 88-52 to override Hogan's veto of paid sick leave

Members of Maryland's House of Delegates meet in the House chamber in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, the first day of the 2017 legislative session. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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.

RELATED: After earlier veto, Hogan proposes an alternative paid sick leave bill

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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