2011 Legislation on Employment Discrimination

During the 2011 legislative session, 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico introduced employment discrimination bills.  Laws were passed in 26 states and Puerto Rico regarding employment-related discrimination.  Of particular note, California, Connecticut, Hawaii and Nevada all passed laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on gender identity or expression.  Okalahoma added a provision prohibiting employment discrimination based on genetic information.  Tennessee passed a law requiring plaintiffs in employment discrimination suits to prove that the discrimination was intentional.  Washington instituted an option for private sector employers to use a veteran's preference in hiring.

Summary of Enacted Legislation

California passed seven employment-related discrimination bills during the 2011 legislative session. Three of the bills were vetoed; the remaining four bills were signed into law. Provisions include: local government employers may not discriminate against employees for exercising their rights under the law; employers may not discriminate based on gender identity or gender expression; state agencies may not enter into agreements with contractors who discriminate against employees with same-sex or different-sex domestic partners; and employers may not discriminate based on genetic information. 

Colorado passed two laws granting employers immunity from civil liability for disclosing negative information about former health care workers or caregivers to prospective employers.

Connecticut passed a law prohibiting discrimination in employment based on gender identity or gender expression. 

Delaware passed a medical marijuana law that includes provisions prohibiting employment discrimination against legal users of medical marijuana; however employers are not required to permit medical marijuana use at work premises or during work hours. 

Florida passed a law requiring state agencies to prepare a report on current policies that limit or deny employment or licensure opportunities for ex-offenders and alternatives that are compatible with protecting public safety. 

Hawaii passed two laws during the 2011 legislative session. The first would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression; the second would prohibit discrimination against victims of domestic or sexual violence. 

Illinois passed six employment-related discrimination bills during the 2011 legislative session. One of the bills was vetoed but the remaining five were signed into law. Provisions include: clarifies notice procedures for the Illinois Human Rights Commission; clarifies and expands the definition of minority persons; establishes the Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African American Community; increases penalties and requires a registry for violators of the Services Member’s Employment Tenure Act; and prohibits discrimination against pregnant women and establishes procedures for resolution of complaints.

Indiana passed a law providing for a civil cause of action against a public or private employer that requires disclosure from an employee or potential employee of gun ownership or that requires an employee or potential employee to forgo the right to gun ownership.

Iowa passed a law providing for civil immunity for members of the board and employees of the Board of Educational Examiners.

Kansas passed a bill creating the Kansas Employment First Oversight Commission and the Kansas Employment First Initiative Act, which requires state programs and services for persons with disabilities to consider competitive and integrated employment for persons with disabilities.

Maine passed a resolution directing the Dept. of Health and Human Services to remove restrictions on the number of persons with intellectual disabilities and autistic disorders who may work at any given work site or location.

Maryland passed two employment discrimination bills during the 2011 legislative session.  The first amended a statute prohibiting discrimination against teachers to include all public school employees and expanded the number of protected classes to included age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability unrelated to the job. The second prohibits employers from taking adverse action against an employee who files a complaint under the wage and hour law, with such adverse action defined to include discharge, demotion, threat of discharge or demotion, and other specified retaliatory actions.

Missouri passed a bill that would modify current law related to workplace discrimination but the bill was vetoed by the governor.

Montana enacted two bills related to employment discrimination. The first provides that professional boards may not enforce laws or rules in a way that discriminates against a licensee or results in a restraint of trade. The second excludes those holding an independent contractor certificate from the definition of an employee under the state’s human rights law.

Nevada passed two laws, one of which was vetoed by the governor. The bill that was signed into law adds gender expression or identity to the list of protected classes for employment discrimination. The vetoed measure amended current law that prohibits private employers from preventing employees from becoming engaged in politics or becoming a candidate for office, by adding similar prohibitions to public employers and labor organizations; the bill would also have prohibited adverse actions by private or public employers or labor organizations against employees engaged in politics or running for office.

New Hampshire enacted a law which prohibits preferential treatment or discrimination in recruiting, hiring, or promotion based on race, sex, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

New Jersey passed two employment discrimination laws. The first bans discrimination against the unemployed in hiring, recruiting and advertising. The second provides for confidentiality for employees using employee assistance programs.

New York enacted a law protecting the employment and re-employment rights of public employees serving on active duty in the military.

Oklahoma passed a measure that added genetic information to the list of prohibitions for employment-related discrimination.

Oregon passed two laws related to employment discrimination, including: clarification of unlawful discrimination against persons with disabilities and rights of employees who are victims of domestic violence, harassment or stalking.

Puerto Rico passed two laws, the first dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace. The second addressed discrimination against criminal ex-offenders but was pocket vetoed by the governor.

South Carolina enacted a law regarding the process of referrals to the U.S. Dept. of Labor for employees charging discrimination based upon filing of a lawful whistleblower complaint and for filing of a civil complaint for other types of employment discrimination.

Tennessee adopted two laws during the 2011 legislative session. The first regards workplace violence by employees or their employee organizations. The second requires that plaintiffs in employment discrimination suits prove intentional discrimination or retaliation.

Texas passed a bill providing that information about employment complaints are not considered public records for purposes of the state’s open records laws.

Utah enacted the Securities Fraud Reporting Program Act and included provisions related to adverse employment actions in retaliation for reporting unlawful or suspected unlawful activities related to securities.

Virginia enacted the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, which waives sovereign immunity and creates a cause of action for public employees if an adverse employment action is taken against them because they have opposed an employment practice prohibited by the Act or participated in an investigation or hearing under the Act.

Washington passed a law allowing private employers to institute a veterans preference in hiring and employment, without it being a violation of equal opportunity laws.

State-By-State Bill Summaries - Introduced and Enacted
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STATES
TITLE
Alabama

AL H 273 Todd (D)
Title: Hiring Practices
Summary: Prohibits discrimination against state employees and teachers in hiring practices.
03/22/2011 Introduced.
03/22/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.

AL H 657 Hall L (D)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; provides for when an employer may use the credit report or credit history of an employee or applicant for employment; authorizes certain individuals to file a complaint with the Commissioner of Labor; requires the investigation of a complaint filed by an employee by the commissioner; authorizes the commissioner to assess civil penalties and send an order to pay the penalty to the parties.
05/24/2011 Introduced.
05/24/2011 To House Committee on Commerce and Small Business.

AL S 499 Beason (R)
Title: Hiring Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits the state from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting and provide that actions in violation of the prohibition would be void.
05/24/2011 Introduced.
05/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

Alaska
 
Arizona

AZ H 2263 Ableser (D)
Title: Discrimination and Enforcement Damages
Summary: Relates to employment discrimination; relates to enforcement; relates to damages.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/26/2011 To House Committee on Commerce.
01/26/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Judiciary.
01/26/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.

AZ S 1542 Melvin (R)
Title: Sheriff and Budget Control Accountability
Summary: Relates to sheriff; relates to budget control and accountability.
01/31/2011 Introduced.
02/02/2011 To Senate Committee on Appropriations.
02/02/2011 Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules.

AZ S 1562 Gallardo (D)
Title: Public Employees and Collective Bargaining
Summary: Relates to public employees; relates to collective bargaining; provides for confidential, management and professional employees; provides for strikes, lockouts and mediation; provides for prohibited employer practices; provides for judicial enforcement.
01/31/2011 Introduced.
02/02/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/02/2011 Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules.

AZ SCR 1028 Antenori (R)
Title: Paycheck Deductions and Political Purposes Requirement
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution; relates to paycheck deductions; provides for the Protect Employee Paychecks from Politics Act; provides that an employee in this state shall be free from any employer deducting or facilitating the deduction of a payment from an employee's paycheck for political purposes, unless the employee annually provides express written permission to make the deduction.
01/28/2011 Introduced.
01/31/2011 To Senate Committee on Government Reform.
01/31/2011 Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
02/09/2011 From Senate Committee on Government Reform: Do pass.
02/23/2011 From Senate Committee on Rules: Do pass proper for consideration.
03/08/2011 To Senate Committee of the Whole.
03/08/2011 In Senate Committee of the Whole. Amended.
03/08/2011 From Senate Committee of the Whole. To third reading.
03/11/2011 Senate Engrossed. Printed.
03/14/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
03/21/2011 To House Committee on Government.
03/21/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.
04/04/2011 From House Committee on Rules: Do pass constitutional and in proper form.

Arkansas

AR H 2152 Nickels (D)
Title: Workers Compensation Claimants
Summary: Provides protection to workers' compensation claimants against retaliatory discrimination.
03/07/2011 Introduced.
03/07/2011 To House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.
03/30/2011 Withdrawn by Author.

California
CA A 195 Hernandez R (D)
Title: Local Public Employee Organizations
Summary: Amends the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act that provides for the representation of local public employees. Specifies that a public agency is prohibited from imposing reprisals on or discriminating against employees because of their exercise of rights guaranteed by the act. Specifies that knowingly providing a recognized employee organization with inaccurate information regarding the financial resources of the public employer constitutes a refusal or failure to meet and negotiate in good faith.
01/27/2011 Introduced.
02/10/2011 To Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security.
03/21/2011 From Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security with author's amendments.
03/21/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security.
04/13/2011 From Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security: Do pass as amended.
04/14/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. To second reading.
04/25/2011 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
05/05/2011 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate.
05/19/2011 To Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement.
06/06/2011 From Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement with author's amendments.
06/06/2011 In Senate. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Public Employment and Retirement.
06/27/2011 From Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement: Do pass.
06/29/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
07/11/2011 In Senate. Read third time and amended. To second reading.
07/12/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
08/18/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence.
08/22/2011 In Assembly. Assembly concurred in Senate amendments. To enrollment.
08/24/2011 Enrolled.
08/26/2011 To Governor.
09/07/2011 Signed by Governor.
09/07/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 271

CA A 325 Lowenthal B (D)
Title: Employee's Right to Bereavement Leave
Summary: Prohibits an employer from refusing to grant a request by an employee to take up to 3 days of bereavement leave or to interfere with an employee from doing so. Authorizes an employee who has been discharged, disciplined, or discriminated against for exercising his or her right to bereavement leave to bring a civil action against their employer. Provides that provisions are not applicable to an employee who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
02/10/2011 Introduced.
02/24/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/07/2011 From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/07/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/13/2011 From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations.
05/04/2011 From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass.
05/09/2011 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
05/19/2011 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate.
06/02/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/08/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations.
06/14/2011 In Senate. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
06/27/2011 In Senate Committee on Appropriations: Not heard.
07/05/2011 From Senate Committee on Appropriations with author's amendments.
07/05/2011 In Senate. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
07/11/2011 From Senate Committee on Appropriations: Do pass as amended.
08/16/2011 In Senate. Read second time and amended. To third reading.
08/24/2011 In Senate. Read third time and amended. To second reading.
08/25/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
09/02/2011 In Senate. Read third time and amended. To second reading.
09/06/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
09/08/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence.
09/08/2011 In Assembly. Assembly concurred in Senate amendments. To enrollment.
09/20/2011 Enrolled.
09/22/2011 To Governor.
10/09/2011 Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 559 Swanson (D)
Title: Civil Actions: Costs
Summary: Amends existing law providing that a prevailing party is entitled as a matter of right to recover costs in any action or proceeding, and specifies those items allowable as costs and provides that costs, or any portion of claimed costs, shall be as determined by the court in a case other than a limited civil case, if the prevailing party recovers a judgment. Exempts from the latter provision an action brought under the State Fair Employment and Housing Act.
02/16/2011 Introduced.
03/03/2011 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
04/04/2011 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary with author's amendments.
04/04/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Judiciary.
04/12/2011 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
04/13/2011 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
05/26/2011 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate.
06/02/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
06/14/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
06/15/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
08/31/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To enrollment.
09/02/2011 Enrolled.
09/07/2011 To Governor.
09/26/2011 Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 887 Atkins (D)
Title: Gender
Summary: Redefines the definition of gender. Relates to public school, charter school, and university practices. Requires an employer to allow gender expression related dress. Relates to gender-related employment violence. Prohibits such discrimination in regard to property insurance for claims as a result of a related hate crime. Prohibits related housing discrimination. Prohibits such discrimination with regard to the Healthy Families Program. Revises provisions regarding parole statutes for gender-related crime.
02/17/2011 Introduced.
03/10/2011 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
03/29/2011 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary with author's amendments.
03/29/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Judiciary.
04/05/2011 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations.
04/27/2011 From Assembly Committee on Appropriations with author's amendments.
04/27/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/04/2011 From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass.
05/09/2011 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
05/16/2011 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate.
05/26/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
06/14/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass to Committee on Rules.
06/16/2011 Re-referred to Senate Committee on Public Safety.
06/21/2011 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Public Safety.
06/21/2011 Re-referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.
07/11/2011 From Senate Committee on Appropriations: To second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
07/12/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
08/17/2011 In Senate. Read third time and amended. To second reading.
08/18/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
08/30/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence.
09/02/2011 In Assembly. Assembly concurred in Senate amendments. To enrollment.
09/08/2011 Enrolled.
09/13/2011 To Governor.
10/09/2011 Signed by Governor.
10/09/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 719

CA A 1155 Alejo (D)
Title: Workers' Compensation
Summary: States the intent of the Legislature to prohibit the use of risk factors and specified characteristics to deny an injured worker his or her rightful benefit when disabled in the workplace, and the apportionment of risk factors and characteristics without prohibiting the apportionment of documentable pre-existing non-industrial causes of disability or holding an employer liable for disability not caused by an injury in the course of employment. Prohibits consideration of specified personal characteristics.
02/18/2011 Introduced.
03/17/2011 To Assembly Committee on Insurance.
04/13/2011 From Assembly Committee on Insurance: Do pass as amended.
04/26/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. To second reading.
04/27/2011 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
05/09/2011 In Assembly. Read third time and amended. To third reading.
05/12/2011 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate.
05/26/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
06/14/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass to Committee on Rules.
06/16/2011 Re-referred to Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/29/2011 In Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Not heard.
07/06/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Do pass as amended.
07/12/2011 In Senate. Read second time and amended. To third reading.
08/30/2011 In Senate. Read third time and amended. To second reading.
08/31/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
09/07/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence.
09/09/2011 In Assembly. Assembly concurred in Senate amendments. To enrollment.
09/20/2011 Enrolled.
09/23/2011 To Governor.
10/07/2011 Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 1160 Hill (D)
Title: Public Utility Employees: Whistleblowers
Summary: Requires the establishment of a whistleblower protection program to protect public utility employees from management retaliation regarding unreported safety issues. Relates to reporting requirements to the Public Utilities Commission regarding money judgments for civil actions and other claims involving retaliation. Provides that a violation of these rules would be a crime. Imposes a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.
02/18/2011 Introduced.
03/31/2011 To Assembly Committees on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection and Governmental Organization.
04/04/2011 From Assembly Committee on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection with author's amendments.
04/04/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection.
09/07/2011 From Assembly Committee on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection with author's amendments.
09/07/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection.

CA S 117 Kehoe (D)
Title: Public Contracts: Prohibitions: Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits a state agency from entering into a contract with a specified minimum threshold with a contractor who discriminates between employees with spouses or domestic partners or a different or same sex and employees with spouses or domestic partners of the same sex, or discriminates between same-sex and different-sex domestic partners of employees or between same-sex and different-sex spouses of employees.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
02/10/2011 To Senate Committees on Governmental Organization and Judiciary.
03/22/2011 From Senate Committee on Governmental Organization: Do pass to Committee on Judiciary.
04/05/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
04/07/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
05/09/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To Assembly.
05/23/2011 To Assembly Committees on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection and Judiciary.
06/14/2011 From Assembly Committee on Business, Professions & Consumer Protection: Do pass to Committee on Judiciary.
06/21/2011 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary: Do pass as amended.
06/30/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. To second reading.
07/01/2011 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
07/14/2011 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate for concurrence.
08/22/2011 In Senate. Senate concurred in Assembly amendments. To enrollment.
08/24/2011 Enrolled.
08/25/2011 To Governor.
09/06/2011 Signed by Governor.
09/06/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 231

CA S 129 Leno (D)
Title: Medical Marijuana: Patients and Primary Caregivers
Summary: Amends existing law, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, and existing law that requires the State Department of Public Health to establish and maintain a voluntary program for the issuance of identification cards to patients qualified to use marijuana for their personal medical purposes. Makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment based upon the person's status as a qualified patient or a positive drug test for marijuana.
01/27/2011 Introduced.
02/10/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/29/2011 In Senate Committee on Judiciary: Heard, remains in Committee.
04/05/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
04/07/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
06/02/2011 In Senate. From third reading. To Inactive File.

CA S 559 Padilla (D)
Title: Discrimination: Genetic Information
Summary: Prohibits discrimination under the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the State Fair Employment and Housing Act on the basis of genetic information. Expands the basis upon which discrimination is prohibited under other antidiscrimination provisions that prohibit discrimination. Requires the city council to determine if there exists an unlawful restriction based on genetic information after county counsel receives the modification document and the original document from the county recorder.
02/17/2011 Introduced.
03/03/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
04/26/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations.
05/09/2011 From Senate Committee on Appropriations: To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
05/11/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
05/19/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To Assembly.
05/27/2011 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
06/14/2011 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary: Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations.
06/21/2011 In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
07/06/2011 From Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Do pass.
07/07/2011 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
08/15/2011 In Assembly. Read third time and amended. To third reading.
08/18/2011 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly. To Senate for concurrence.
08/22/2011 In Senate. Senate concurred in Assembly amendments. To enrollment.
08/24/2011 Enrolled.
08/25/2011 To Governor.
09/06/2011 Signed by Governor.
09/06/2011 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 261.

Colorado

CO H 1148 Labuda (D)
Title: Health Worker Employment Information Disclosure
Summary: Concerns the disclosure of employment information to an employer regarding a health care worker; relates to persons responsible for drug violations or patient endangerment; grants immunity from civil liability for the disclosure of information to prospective or current employers; creates an exception from the prohibition against blacklisting for the disclosure of such information.
01/27/2011 Introduced.
01/27/2011 To House Committee on Health and Environment.
02/08/2011 From House Committee on Health and Environment: Reported favorably with amendment.
02/08/2011 In House. To second reading.
02/14/2011 In House. Read second time and amended. To third reading.
02/15/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
02/21/2011 To Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.
03/02/2011 From Senate Committee on Health and Human Services: Reported favorably.
03/02/2011 In Senate. To second reading.
03/07/2011 In Senate. Read second time. To third reading.
03/08/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate.
03/14/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/14/2011 To Governor.
03/21/2011 Signed by Governor.
03/22/2011 Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 36

CO S 72 Carroll M (D)
Title: Civil Rights Enforcement Act
Summary: Concerns the creation of remedies in employment discrimination cases brought under state law.
01/19/2011 Introduced.
01/19/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/14/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Reported favorably with amendment.
02/14/2011 To Senate Committee on Appropriations.
03/04/2011 From Senate Committee on Appropriations: Reported favorably with amendment.
03/04/2011 In Senate. To second reading.
03/18/2011 In Senate. Read second time and amended. To third reading.
03/21/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
03/24/2011 To House Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs.
04/06/2011 From House Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs: Postponed indefinitely.

CO S 193 Aguilar (D)
Title: Caregiver Employment Information Disclosure
Summary: Allows employers to disclose certain information about an individual employed to work with a person with a developmental disability in response to a request from a current or prospective employer of the individual; exempts the disclosing employer from civil liability for such disclosure; creates an exception to the prohibitions against blacklisting for such disclosure; defines caregiver to include persons who provide host home services by contract.
03/15/2011 Introduced.
03/15/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/30/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Reported favorably with amendment.
03/30/2011 In Senate. To second reading.
04/12/2011 In Senate. Read second time and amended. To third reading.
04/13/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
04/18/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
04/26/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary: Reported favorably with amendment.
04/26/2011 In House. To second reading.
05/02/2011 In House. Read second time and amended. To third reading.
05/02/2011 In Senate. Read third time and amended. Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
05/05/2011 Senate refused to concur in House amendments.
05/05/2011 To Conference Committee.
05/10/2011 Conference Committee Report adopted by House.
05/10/2011 Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate.
05/13/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/19/2011 To Governor.
06/02/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/10/2011 Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 280

CO SJR 38 Hudak (D)
Title: Equal Pay Day
Summary: Concerns the designation of April 12, 2011, as Equal Pay Day in Colorado and, in connection therewith, acknowledging the persisting problem of wage disparity among various groups.
04/08/2011 Introduced.
04/12/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
04/12/2011 Passed House.

Connecticut

CT H 5284 Lesser (D)
Title: Discriminatory Employment Practices
Summary: Concerns discriminatory employment practices and the use of credit reports in employment decisions; prevents an employee or prospective employee from being subject to discrimination on the basis of his or her credit history.
01/14/2011 Introduced.
01/14/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
01/20/2011 From Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees: Recommended change of reference.
01/21/2011 To Joint Committee on Judiciary.
04/15/2011 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 5913 Candelaria (D)
Title: Transitioning From Temporary to Permanent Employment
Summary: Concerns transitioning from temporary to permanent employment and employee background checks; prevents hiring discrimination for employees transitioning from temporary employment to permanent employment.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
03/15/2011 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6220 Rose (D)
Title: Credit History Being Used Against an Employee in Hiring
Summary: Prevents credit history being used against an employee in hiring decisions; prevents the usage of credit reports as a basis for denial of employment by potential employers.
01/25/2011 Introduced.
01/26/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/08/2011 From Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees: Recommended change of reference.
02/09/2011 To Joint Committee on Judiciary.
04/15/2011 Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6599 Joint Committee on Judiciary
Title: Gender Identity Discrimination
Summary: Concerns discrimination; prohibits state employment or state contract discrimination in various contexts on the basis of gender identity or expression; includes contractors; includes housing, public schools, teacher employment, public libraries, electric suppliers, phone companies, emergency assistance, automobile insurance, boycotts, labor organizations, credit, resorts, real estate transactions, country clubs and tribal jurisdiction.
03/14/2011 Introduced.
03/15/2011 To Joint Committee on Judiciary.
03/16/2011 Public Hearing Scheduled 0321.
04/05/2011 From Joint Committee on Judiciary: Reported favorably.
04/06/2011 Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
04/15/2011 Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
04/21/2011 Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
04/21/2011 Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 617
04/21/2011 House Calendar No. 361.
05/19/2011 House adopted House Amendment Schedule A 6685.
05/19/2011 House rejected House Amendment Schedule B 6516.
05/19/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
05/23/2011 Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 838
05/23/2011 Senate Calendar No. 545.
06/03/2011 Senate adopted House Amendment Schedule A.
06/03/2011 Senate rejected Senate Amendment Schedule A 6902.
06/03/2011 Passed Senate.
06/03/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/14/2011 Enrolled Public ACT No. 11- 55.
07/01/2011 Signed by Governor.
07/01/2011 Public Act No. 11-55.
 

Delaware

DE S 17 Henry (D)
Title: Delaware Medical Marijuana Act
Summary: Permits the doctor-recommended medical use of marijuana by patients with serious medical conditions; provides that a registered qualifying patient shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or denial of any right or privilege for the medical use of marijuana; sets forth provisions concerning registration of compassion centers, identification cards, school, landlord, and employer discrimination, maintenance of a confidential registry identification card list, and related matters.
01/25/2011 Introduced.
01/25/2011 To Senate Committee on Health and Social Services.
03/22/2011 Senate Amendment placed with bill. No. 1.
03/23/2011 From Senate Committee on Health and Social Services: Reported without recommendation.
03/31/2011 Senate Amendment filed. No. 2.
03/31/2011 Senate Amendment rejected on Senate floor. No. 2.
03/31/2011 Senate Amendment filed. No. 3.
03/31/2011 Senate Amendment adopted on Senate floor. No. 3.
03/31/2011 Senate Amendment Laid on Table. No. 1.
03/31/2011 Senate Amendment filed. No. 4.
03/31/2011 Senate Amendment adopted on Senate floor. No. 4.
03/31/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
04/05/2011 To House Committee on Health and Human Development.
04/06/2011 House Amendment placed with bill. No. 1.
04/13/2011 From House Committee on Health and Human Development: Reported without recommendation.
04/14/2011 House Amendment placed with bill. No. 2,
05/04/2011 House Amendment placed with bill. No. 3.
05/05/2011 Rules suspended.
05/05/2011 House amendment laid on table. No. 5.
05/05/2011 House Amendment placed with bill. No. 4-7.
05/05/2011 House Amendment No. 1 to House Amendment No. 1 placed with bill.
05/05/2011 House Amendment No. 1 to House Amendment No. 1 rejected on House floor.
05/05/2011 House Amendment rejected on House floor. No. 1, 2, 3, 4.
05/05/2011 House Amendment adopted on House floor. No. 6, 7.
05/05/2011 House Amendment filed. No. 8, 9, 10, 11.
05/05/2011 House Amendment rejected on House floor. No. 8, 9, 10, 11.
05/05/2011 House Amendment rejected on House floor. No. 5.
05/05/2011 Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
05/10/2011 Senate Amendment placed with bill. No. 5.
05/11/2011 Senate Amendment rejected on Senate floor. No. 1, 5.
05/11/2011 Senate concurred in House amendments.
05/11/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/13/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/13/2011 Chapter Number 23.

District of Columbia

DC B 17 Barry (D)
Title: Human Rights
Summary: (Permanent Law) Relates to the Human Rights for Ex-Offenders Amendment Act of 2011; prohibits employment, housing, and educational discrimination based upon an arrest record, or conviction record, with certain exceptions based on the relationship of the arrest and conviction to the position sought, lack of knowledge of the conviction, reliance upon authorized certification, a record of violent crimes, or positions specifically exempt.
01/04/2011 Introduced.
01/04/2011 To Council Committee on Aging and Community Affairs.

DC B 38 Graham (D)
Title: Equal Access to Employment for All
Summary: (Permanent Law) Relates to the Equal Access to Employment for All Act of 2011; prohibits the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 To Council Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs.

DC B 486 Brown K (D)
Title: Unemployed Anti Discrimination Amendment
Summary: (Permanent Law) Relates to the Unemployed Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2011; prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of an individual's status or history of unemployment.
09/20/2011 Introduced.
09/20/2011 To Council Committee on Aging and Community Affairs.

DC 155 2011 Executive Order 
State ID: 2011-155
Title: Equal Employment Opportunity Notices
Summary: Orders that all documents that recite the District's policy against discrimination shall fully enumerate all categories of discrimination protected from discrimination by the Human Rights Act of 1977.

Florida
FL H 361 Randolph (D)
Title: Prohibited Discrimination
Summary: Relates to prohibited discrimination; designates the Competitive Workforce Act; prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; defines terms; substitutes references to disability for references to handicap; revises and conforms terminology.
01/24/2011 Prefiled.
02/07/2011 To House Committee on Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee.
02/07/2011 Referred to House Committee on Civil Justice Subcommittee.
02/07/2011 Referred to House Committee on Appropriations.
02/07/2011 Referred to House Committee on Economic Affairs.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/08/2011 To House Committee on Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee.
03/08/2011 Referred to House Committee on Civil Justice Subcommittee.
03/08/2011 Referred to House Committee on Appropriations.
03/08/2011 Referred to House Committee on Economic Affairs.
05/07/2011 In House. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011 In House. Died in committee.

FL H 1291 Ahern (R)
Title: State Employee Bonus Initiative
Summary: Creates State Employee Bonus Initiative, an online state employee suggestion program for reducing state government costs; provides duties of Legislative Budget Commission relating to program, including creating & maintaining program website; provides program requirements; provides for monetary award; protects employees from certain adverse & discriminatory actions; prohibits state agency heads & elected & appointed officials from participating in program.
03/04/2011 Prefiled.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/14/2011 To House Committee on Government Operations Subcommittee.
03/14/2011 Referred to House Committee on Appropriations.
03/14/2011 Referred to House Committee on State Affairs.
05/07/2011 In House. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011 In House. Died in committee.

FL S 146 Smith (D)
Title: Criminal Justice
Summary: Relates to criminal justice; requires state agencies to prepare reports that identify and evaluate restrictions on licensing and employment for ex-offenders; prohibits state agencies from denying an application for license, permit, certificate, or employment based solely on a person's lack of civil rights.
12/01/2010 Prefiled.
12/16/2010 To Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
12/16/2010 Referred to Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.
12/16/2010 Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/08/2011 From Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability: Reported favorably.
02/09/2011 To Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
03/08/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.
03/08/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/08/2011 From Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability: Reported favorably.
03/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.
03/09/2011 From Senate Committee on Criminal Justice: Reported favorably with substitute.
03/10/2011 In Senate. Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2).
03/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/14/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Reported favorably.
03/15/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar.
03/21/2011 In Senate. Placed on Special Order Calendar.
03/23/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
03/23/2011 In Senate. Amendment(s) adopted on Senate floor.
03/23/2011 In Senate. Ordered engrossed.
03/23/2011 In Senate. Placed on Third Reading.
03/24/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
03/29/2011 In House. In Messages.
04/22/2011 In House. Placed on Calendar.
04/22/2011 In House. Placed on Special Order Calendar.
04/26/2011 In House. Substituted on House floor for HB 449
04/26/2011 In House. Read second time.
04/26/2011 In House. Placed on Third Reading.
04/27/2011 In House. Read third time.
04/27/2011 In House. Amendment(s) adopted on House floor.
04/27/2011 In House. Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
04/27/2011 In Senate. In Returning Messages.
05/04/2011 In Senate. Senate concurred in House amendments.
05/04/2011 In Senate. Ordered engrossed, then enrolled.
06/13/2011 To Governor.
06/21/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/23/2011 Filed as Chapter No. 2011-207

FL S 346 Rich (D)
Title: Competitive Workforce Act
Summary: Relates to prohibited discrimination; cites this act as the Competitive Workforce Act; revises provisions to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression as impermissible grounds for discrimination; specifies when an individual has an impairment for certain purposes; conforms terminology; reenacts provision relating to administrative and civil remedies for unlawful employment practices, to incorporate the amendments made to s. 760.10, F.S., in a reference thereto.
01/04/2011 Prefiled.
01/12/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
01/12/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Regulated Industries.
01/12/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
01/12/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Budget.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/08/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Regulated Industries.
03/08/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
03/08/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Budget.
05/07/2011 In Senate. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011 In Senate. Died in committee.

FL S 1562 Siplin (D)
Title: Hiring Criterion
Summary: Prohibits the use of a job applicant's personal credit history as a hiring criterion; provides an exception.
03/03/2011 Prefiled.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/09/2011 To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
03/09/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance.
03/09/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
05/07/2011 In Senate. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011 In Senate. Died in committee.

FL S 1926 Latvala (R)
Title: State Employee Bonus Initiative
Summary: Creates the State Employee Bonus Initiative, an online state employee suggestion program for reducing the cost of state government; provides duties of the Legislative Budget Commission relating to the program, including creating and maintaining a program website; provides program requirements; provides for a monetary award; protects employees from certain adverse and discriminatory actions; prohibits state agency heads and elected and appointed officials from participating in the program, etc.
03/05/2011 Prefiled.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/16/2011 To Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
03/16/2011 Referred to Senate Committee on Budget.
05/07/2011 In Senate. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011 In Senate. Died in committee.

FL 4 2011 Executive Order 
PCB: 11-04
Title: Reaffirming Commitment to Diversity in Government
Summary: Reaffirms the policy of non-discrimination in government employment established in Executive Order 99-281; provides that it shall be the policy to prohibit discrimination in employment based on race, gender, creed, color, or national origin, and to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals currently employed in, and individuals seeking employment.

Georgia

GA H 311 Bruce (D)
Title: Parent Protection Act
Summary: Relates to general provisions relative to labor and industrial relations, so as to enact the Parent Protection Act; provides for leave for employees to attend school conferences and medical appointments; provides for definitions; provides for conditions to take leave; provides for annual notification; provides for statutory construction; provides that retaliatory actions are unlawful; provides for a remedy; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.
02/21/2011 Introduced.
02/22/2011 To House Committee on Industrial Relations.

GA H 630 Drenner (D)
Title: Public Officers and Employees
Summary: Relates to public officers and employees, so as to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain circumstances; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.
03/30/2011 Introduced.
03/31/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.

Guam
 
Hawaii
HI H 134 Morita (D)
Title: Employment Relations
Summary: Prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or applicant for employment based upon the employee's or the applicant's domestic abuse victim status, provided that the domestic abuse victim notifies the employer of such status.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/24/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Human Services.
01/24/2011 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.

HI H 341 Takumi (D)
Title: Employment Practices
Summary: Makes it an unlawful practice for any employer or labor organization to bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, or demote an employee solely because the employee uses accrued and available sick leave.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/24/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Economic Revitalization and Business.
01/24/2011 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
01/24/2011 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
01/26/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/01/2011 In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass with amendment.
02/01/2011 In House Committee on Economic Revitalization and Business: Voted do pass with amendment.
02/08/2011 From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass as amended.
02/08/2011 From House Committee on Economic Revitalization and Business: Do pass as amended.
02/08/2011 In House. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/11/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/17/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary: Voted do pass with amendment.
02/18/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary: Do pass as amended.
02/18/2011 In House. Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 2.
02/18/2011 To House Committee on Finance.
02/25/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/28/2011 In Committee: Measure Deferred and Rescheduled.
03/01/2011 In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
03/02/2011 In House Committee on Finance: Voted do pass with amendment.
03/04/2011 From House Committee on Finance: Do pass as amended.
03/08/2011 In House. Amended on House floor. House Draft 4.
04/01/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
04/07/2011 In Committee: Measure Deferred.

HI H 546 Keith-Agaran (D)
Title: Civil Rights
Summary: clarifies existing law with regard to sex discrimination; provides that discrimination based upon gender identity or expression constitutes a form of sex discrimination; prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression as a public policy matter and specifically with regard to employment.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/24/2011 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
01/25/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
01/28/2011 In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass.
02/02/2011 From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass.
02/02/2011 In House. Read second time.
02/02/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/18/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/22/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary: Voted do pass.
03/03/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
03/04/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
03/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
03/31/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
04/04/2011 In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Voted do pass with amendment.
04/08/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Do pass as amended.
04/08/2011 In Senate. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. Senate Draft 1.
04/12/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
04/14/2011 In House. House disagreed to Senate amendments.
04/15/2011 Reconsidered by House.
04/18/2011 In House. House agrees with Senate amendments. Placed on Final Reading Calendar.
04/18/2011 In House. Read final time. House agreed to Senate amendments.
04/18/2011 To Governor.
05/02/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/02/2011 Act No. 34

HI HCR 141 Keith-Agaran (D)
Title: Gender Equality in Private Organizations
Summary: Urges private organizations, both secular and religious, to ensure gender equality in their leadership positions.
03/15/2011 Introduced.
03/17/2011 To House Committee on Human Services.
03/17/2011 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
03/28/2011 In Committee: Measure Deferred.

HI HR 123 Keith-Agaran (D)
Title: Gender Equality
Summary: Urges private organizations, both secular and religious, to ensure gender equality in their leadership positions.
03/15/2011 Introduced.
03/17/2011 To House Committee on Human Services.
03/17/2011 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
03/28/2011 In Committee: Measure Deferred.

HI S 229 Baker (D)
Title: Employment Relations
Summary: Prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or applicant for employment based upon the employee's or the applicant's domestic or sexual violence victim status if the domestic or sexual violence victim provides notice to the victim's employer of such status or the employer has actual knowledge of such status; provides that an employer may verify that an employee is a victim of domestic or sexual violence; provides that an employer shall make reasonable accommodations.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
02/25/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/01/2011 In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Voted do pass with amendment.
03/04/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: Do pass as amended.
03/04/2011 In Senate. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. Senate Draft 1.
03/08/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
03/10/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
03/10/2011 Additionally referred to House Committee on Human Services.
03/10/2011 Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
03/11/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/22/2011 In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Voted do pass with amendment.
03/22/2011 In House Committee on Human Services: Voted do pass with amendment.
03/24/2011 From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass as amended.
03/24/2011 From House Committee on Human Services: Do pass as amended.
03/24/2011 In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/24/2011 In House. Read second time. Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
03/24/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
03/31/2011 In Committee: Measure Deferred and Rescheduled.
04/01/2011 In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
04/05/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary: Voted do pass with amendment.
04/08/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary: Do pass as amended.
04/12/2011 In House. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. House Draft 2.
04/12/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
04/14/2011 In Senate. Senate disagreed to House amendments.
04/18/2011 To Conference Committee.
04/27/2011 In Conference Committee: Voted do pass as amended.
04/28/2011 From Conference Committee: Do pass as amended in Conference Draft 1.
05/03/2011 In Senate. Read final time. Conference Committee draft adopted by Senate.
05/03/2011 In House. Read final time. Conference Committee draft adopted by House.
05/06/2011 To Governor.
07/08/2011 Signed by Governor.
07/11/2011 Act No. 206.

Idaho
 
Illinois

IL H 104 Flowers (D)
Title: Creation of Minority and Women Inclusion Department
Summary: Creates the Department of Minority and Women Inclusion Act; creates the Department of Minority and Women Inclusion as a department of State government; provides that the Department shall be responsible for all matters of the State Executive Branch agencies relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on State Government Administration.
02/18/2011 In House Committee on State Government Administration: Amendment No. 1 filed.
02/18/2011 To House Committee on Rules: Amendment No. 1.
03/17/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 158 Osmond (R)
Title: Civil Rights of Pregnant Firefighters and Officers
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; provides that it is a civil rights violation for a public employer to refuse to temporarily transfer a pregnant female peace officer, pregnant female fire fighter, or pregnant female employee of a correctional institution or facility ) to a less strenuous or hazardous position for the duration of her pregnancy if she so requests, with the advice of her physician, where that transfer can be reasonably accommodated.
01/13/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law.
03/02/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law: Motion do pass lost. Remains in committee.
03/17/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 178 Yarbrough (D)
Title: Human Rights Violations
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; relates to equal employment opportunity commission charges; provides that the Department of Human Rights shall send by certified or registered mail notice of the complainant's right to sue in court or file with the Human Rights Commission; provides for the time within which to file a party's position statement and a respondent's response to the charge; provides that the Department may issue a notice of default.
01/13/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law.
02/23/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law: Do pass.
02/23/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
03/10/2011 In House. Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Rules.
03/17/2011 From House Committee on Rules: Approved for consideration-Amendment No. 1.
03/17/2011 In House. Read second time. Adopted Amendment No. 1.
03/17/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Third Reading.
03/31/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
04/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
05/05/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
05/05/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/06/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
05/06/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/12/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate.
05/12/2011 Passed Both Houses.
06/10/2011 To Governor.
06/28/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/28/2011 Public Act No. 22

IL H 332 Berrios (D)
Title: Minorities and State Employment
Summary: Amends the State Employment Records Act; amends definitions of minorities in provisions of law relating to employment, minority business enterprises, inclusion of women and minorities in clinical research, schools, higher education assistance, insurance, public aid, crimes, and human rights; provides that a minority is a person who is American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; makes corresponding changes.
01/31/2011 Introduced.
01/31/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Executive.
03/17/2011 From House Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/17/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/11/2011 In House. Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Rules.
04/14/2011 In House. Read second time. Adopted Amendment No. 1.
04/14/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Third Reading.
04/15/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
04/22/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/27/2011 To Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs.
05/06/2011 From Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs: Do pass.
05/06/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/20/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate.
05/20/2011 Passed Both Houses.
06/17/2011 To Governor.
08/16/2011 Signed by Governor.
08/16/2011 Public Act No. 396

IL H 972 Madigan (D)
Title: Abusive Work Environments
Summary: Relates to abusive work environments and abusive conduct; provides that it is unlawful to subject an employee to an abusive work environment or to retaliate against an employee who filed an action or participated in any proceeding under the Act; provides for employer liability, affirmative defenses and injunctive and other relief for the employee; provides for enforcement by a civil action that is brought no later than one year after the last act of abuse.
01/31/2011 Introduced.
01/31/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Executive.
03/17/2011 From House Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/17/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/15/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 1031 Madigan (D)
Title: Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act
Summary: Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning prohibited inquiries.
01/31/2011 Introduced.
01/31/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Executive.
02/28/2011 Withdrawn from House Committee on Executive.
02/28/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Labor.

IL H 1081 Sacia (R)
Title: Department of Central Management Services Law
Summary: Amends the Department of Central Management Services Law; provides that neither the Department nor a State agency may require that the cost of liability insurance covering a motor vehicle owned, leased, or controlled by the State be reimbursed by an employee who has been assigned or authorized to use that motor vehicle.
02/03/2011 Introduced.
02/03/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Labor.
03/17/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 1547 Davis M (D)
Title: Commission to End the Disparities
Summary: Creates the Commission to End the Disparities Facing the African-American Community Act; provides for appointment of members; provides that the Commission shall research the disparities facing African-Americans in the areas of healthcare, healthcare services, employment, education, criminal justice, housing, and other social and economic issues; provides that the Commission shall hold public hearings and report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by a specified date.
02/15/2011 Introduced.
02/15/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/22/2011 To House Committee on Human Services.
03/02/2011 From House Committee on Human Services: Do pass.
03/02/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
03/08/2011 In House. Read second time.
03/08/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Third Reading.
03/10/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
03/14/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/27/2011 To Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs.
05/06/2011 In Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs: Postponed in committee.
05/11/2011 In Senate. Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Assignments.
05/16/2011 From Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 1.
05/16/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/18/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
05/18/2011 In House. Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence - Amendment No. 1.
05/18/2011 In House. Motion filed to concur in Amendment No. 1 . Motion referred to House Committee on Rules.
05/28/2011 House concurred in Senate Amendment No. 1.
05/28/2011 Passed Both Houses.
06/24/2011 To Governor.
08/12/2011 Signed by Governor.
08/12/2011 Public Act No. 360

IL H 1552 Nybo (R)
Title: Human Rights Act
Summary: Amends provisions of the Human Rights Act relating to certain proceedings; provides that for charges alleging violations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does not determine that discrimination occurred, the Department shall adopt the Commission's determination and for charges where the it is determined that discrimination occurred, the Department shall either adopt the determination or process the charge pursuant to the Act.
02/15/2011 Introduced.
02/15/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/22/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law.
03/07/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law: Amendment No. 1 filed.
03/07/2011 Amendment No. 1 referred to House committee on Rules.
03/09/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 1
03/09/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
03/31/2011 In House. Amendment No. 2 filed. Referred to Rules.
04/06/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law: Approved for consideration - Amendment No. 2.
04/06/2011 In House. Read second time. Adopted Amendment No. 2.
04/06/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Third Reading.
04/07/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
04/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Human Services.
05/05/2011 From Senate Committee on Human Services: Do pass.
05/05/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/13/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
05/13/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate.
05/17/2011 Passed Both Houses.
06/15/2011 To Governor.
08/05/2011 Vetoed by Governor.
08/05/2011 In House. Placed on Calendar Total Veto 10/19/2011.
11/08/2011 Total Veto Stands.

IL H 2095 Hammond (R)
Title: Service Members Employment Tenure Act
Summary: Amends the Service Member's Employment Tenure Act; makes an employer's knowing violation of the Service Member's Employment Tenure Act a Class A misdemeanor; grants the circuit courts, upon the filing of a complaint by a qualified person, the power to require an employer to comply with the Act's requirements and to compensate the complainant for any loss of wages or benefits and for reasonable attorney's fees and costs.
02/17/2011 Introduced.
02/22/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/24/2011 To House Committee on Armed Forces & Military Affairs.
03/15/2011 In House Committee on Armed Forces & Military Affairs: Amendment No. 1 filed.
03/15/2011 Amendment No. 1 referred to House committee on Rules.
03/17/2011 From House Committee on Rules: Referred to House Committee on Armed Forces & Military Affairs. Amendment No. 1
03/17/2011 From House Committee on Armed Forces & Military Affairs: Do Pass. Adopted Amendment No.1.
03/17/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
03/30/2011 In House. Read second time.
03/30/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Third Reading.
04/05/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
04/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/27/2011 To Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs.
05/06/2011 In Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs: Held in committee.
05/16/2011 From Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs: Do pass.
05/16/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Assignments.
05/19/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
05/19/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/19/2011 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Referred to Senate Committee on State Government & Veterans Affairs: Amendment No 1
05/26/2011 In Senate. Recalled to second reading.
05/26/2011 In Senate. Read second time. Adopted Amendment No. 1.
05/26/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/26/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
05/26/2011 In House. Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence - Amendment No. 1.
05/29/2011 From House Committee on Rules: Approved for consideration - motion to concur in Amendment No. 1.
05/29/2011 House concurred in Senate Amendment No. 1.
05/29/2011 Passed Both Houses.
06/27/2011 To Governor.
08/26/2011 Signed by Governor.
08/26/2011 Public Act No. 580

IL H 3201 Golar (D)
Title: Human Rights Act
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; provides that unless otherwise authorized by law, it is a civil rights violation for any employer, employment agency or labor organization to inquire into or to use the fact of a felony conviction that was entered more than 7 years earlier as a basis to refuse to hire, to segregate, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or terms, privileges.
02/24/2011 Introduced.
02/24/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/28/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary I-Civil Law.
03/17/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 3459 Fortner (R)
Title: Election Code
Summary: Amends the Election Code; provides that when an employee is absent from work to serve as an election judge, the employer may not require an employee to use earned vacation time or any form of paid leave time to serve as an election judge.
02/24/2011 Introduced.
02/24/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
03/01/2011 To House Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform.
03/15/2011 From House Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform: Do pass.
03/16/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
03/17/2011 In House. Read second time.
03/17/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Third Reading.
04/05/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
04/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Executive.
05/05/2011 In Senate Committee on Executive: To Subcommittee on Election Law.
05/13/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

IL H 3782 Ford (D)
Title: Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act
Summary: Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act; provides that it shall be unlawful for any employer to ask any prospective employee to provide any username, password, or other related account information in order to gain access to a social networking website where that prospective employee maintains an account or profile.
05/18/2011 Introduced.
05/18/2011 To House Committee on Rules.

IL S 68 Silverstein (D)
Title: Human Rights Act
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; provides that the employment discrimination Article of the Act applies to domestic workers; amends the Minimum Wage Law; provides that the overtime provisions of the Law apply to domestic workers; amends the One Day Rest In Seven Act; provides that every person employed as a domestic worker shall be allowed at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every calendar week; provides that a domestic worker may voluntarily agree to work on such day of rest.
01/27/2011 Introduced.
01/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
01/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
02/16/2011 In Senate Committee on Labor: Held in committee.
03/10/2011 In Senate Committee on Labor: Postponed in committee.
03/17/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor: Do pass.
03/17/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
03/17/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
03/17/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
03/30/2011 In Senate. Third Reading - Short Debate - Lost.

IL S 1122 Link (D)
Title: Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; prohibits employment discrimination; provides that it is a civil rights violation for an employer to refuse to hire, to segregate, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure, privileges or conditions of employment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; includes fringe benefits; provides for the equal employment treatment of pregnant women.
02/08/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
02/23/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
02/28/2011 In Senate committee on Labor: Amendment No. 1 filed.
02/28/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments: Amendment No. 1.
03/03/2011 In Senate Committee on Labor: Held in committee.
03/03/2011 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Referred to Senate Committee on Labor: Amendment No. 1.
03/10/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 1
03/10/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
03/14/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
03/14/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
03/30/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
03/30/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
04/11/2011 To House Committee on Labor.
05/26/2011 In House. Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Rules.
05/27/2011 From House Committee on Rules: Referred to House Committee on Labor Amendment No. 1.
05/27/2011 From House Committee on Labor: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 1.
05/27/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
05/27/2011 In House. Read second time.
05/27/2011 In House. Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading.
05/27/2011 In House. Final Passage Deadline Extended to May 31, 2011.
05/30/2011 In House. Placed on Short Debate Calendar Third Reading.
05/30/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
05/30/2011 In Senate. Secretary's Desk - Concurrence.
05/30/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence - Amendment No. 1.
05/30/2011 In Senate. Motion filed to concur in Amendment No. 1 . Motion referred to Senate Committee on Assignments.
05/30/2011 From Senate Committee on Assignments: Motion to concur in Amendment No. 1 referred to Senate Committee on Labor
05/31/2011 Senate concurred in House Amendment No. 1.
05/31/2011 Passed Both Houses.
06/29/2011 To Governor.
08/26/2011 Signed by Governor.
08/26/2011 Public Act No. 596

IL S 1148 Link (D)
Title: Employee Washroom Act
Summary: Amends the Employee Washroom Act; makes a technical change in a section concerning the short title.
02/08/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/02/2011 To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/10/2011 In Senate Committee on Executive: Postponed in committee.
03/17/2011 From Senate Committee on Executive: Do pass.
03/17/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
03/29/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
03/29/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/15/2011 In Senate. Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 04, 2011.
07/23/2011 Rule 3-9(b)/ Re-referred to Assignments Committee.

IL S 1284 Lightford (D)
Title: Human Rights Act in Employment
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; provides that it is a civil rights violation for any employer, employment agency, or labor organization to inquire into or use the fact of an arrest, the fact of a criminal charge, or any expunged or sealed criminal history record information of a person, as a basis to refuse to hire, for an adverse employment action, to refuse to grant tenure, or to affect the terms, privileges or conditions of employment.
02/08/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
02/23/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/03/2011 In Senate Committee on Labor: Held in committee.
03/08/2011 Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Labor.
03/08/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Criminal Law.
07/23/2011 Rule 3-9(b) / Re-referred to Assignments Committee.

IL S 1308 Sandoval (D)
Title: Equal Pay Act
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; provides that, in addition to any other relief that may be awarded or penalties that may be imposed under the act, in a proceeding brought under the Employment Article, if there is a finding that an employer committed a civil rights violation against a female employee based upon the employee's sex, the award of damages may be increased up to an amount not to exceed 3 times any actual damages sustained; amends the Equal Pay Act.
02/08/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/02/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/18/2011 In Senate. Rule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 8, 2011.
04/08/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Assignments.

Indiana

IN H 1282 Crawford (D)
Title: Consideration of Minorities for Coaching Positions
Summary: Relates to consideration of minorities for coaching positions; requires state educational institutions to interview minority candidates for coaching and athletic director positions.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To House Committee on Education.

IN S 273 Long (R)
Title: Civil Service Employee Organizations
Summary: Relates to state civil service system and employee organizations; establishes the state personnel department; provides for appeals; relates to all institutions owned and operated by the state whose employees participate in state civil service; provides for increased governmental efficiency to ensure the employment of qualified persons in the state classified service on the basis of merit; prohibits coercion for political purposes; provides for training; provides for examiners in civil service tests.
01/06/2011 Introduced.
01/06/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.
01/20/2011 From Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure: Do pass as amended.
01/20/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
01/20/2011 Rereferred to Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor.
02/17/2011 From Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor: Do pass as amended.
02/17/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/21/2011 Amended on Senate floor.

IN S 395 Yoder (R)
Title: Employees Right to Work
Summary: Relates to employee's right to work; makes it a Class A misdemeanor to require an individual to become or remain a member of a labor organization pay dues, fees, or other charges to a labor organization pay to a charity or another third party an amount that represents dues, fees, or other charges required of members of a labor organization as a condition of employment or continuation of employment; establishes a separate private right of action for violations or threatened violations.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor.

IN S 411 Nugent (R)
Title: Disclosure of Firearm Or Ammunition Information
Summary: Provides for a civil action against a public or private employer that has required an applicant or employee to disclose information about whether the person owns, possesses, uses or transports a firearm or ammunition; prohibits conditioned employment or any rights, benefits, privileges, or opportunities on an agreement that the employee forgo lawful ownership of a weapon or ammunition; prohibits a government entity to restrict possession of a firearm at a person''s residence during an emergency.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters.
01/27/2011 From Senate Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters: Do pass as amended.
01/27/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/03/2011 Ordered Engrossed.
02/08/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
03/28/2011 To House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions.
03/31/2011 From House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions: Do pass.
04/04/2011 Ordered Engrossed.
04/05/2011 Passed House.
04/07/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/11/2011 To Governor.
04/15/2011 Signed by Governor.
04/15/2011 Public Law No. 17-2011.

Iowa
IA D 1242 Department of Corrections
Title: Civil Rights, Employment Practices and Offenders
Summary: Relates to civil rights, employment practices and offenders.
11/29/2010 Filed.
12/28/2010 Draft Text Filed.
01/12/2011 Assigned to Senate Study Bill: 1008.

IA H 54 Helland (R)
Title: Arbitrators of Collective Bargaining Agreements
Summary: Requires arbitrators of collective bargaining agreements to consider two additional factors; provides that the arbitrators are required to compare the wages, hours, and conditions of employment of the involved public employees with private sector employees doing comparable work, and to consider recent data comparing changes in wages and benefits in the public sector with similar changes in the private sector.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 To House Committee on Labor.
01/20/2011 In House Committee on Labor: Subcommittee assignments.

IA H 285 Watts (R)
Title: Higher Eduction Act
Summary: Establishes the "Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education Act", requires each community college and regents university to provide an annual report to the Iowa association of community college trustees and the state board of regents, as appropriate, describing the steps it is taking to ensure intellectual diversity and the free exchange of ideas; provides that the association and the state board are directed to submit a summary of the reports to the General Assembly and the Governor.
02/15/2011 Introduced.
02/15/2011 To House Committee on Education.
02/16/2011 In House Committee on Education: Subcommittee assignments.

IA HSB 50 House Judiciary Committee
Title: Religious Conscience Protection Act
Summary: Creates the Religious Conscience Protection Act; provides exemptions for religious corporations, associations, educational institutions, societies, charities, and fraternal organizations, and individuals employed by such entities while acting in the scope of employment, from any requirement to solemnize a marriage, treat a marriage as valid, or provide services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges for purposes related to the solemnization or celebration of a marriage.
02/01/2011 Introduced.
02/01/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/01/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary: Subcommittee assignments.

IA HSB 199 House Veterans Affairs Committee
Title: National Guard
Summary: Specifies that an employer or prospective employer must not discriminate against any officer or enlisted person of the national guard or organized reserves of the Armed Forces of the United States or any member of the civil air patrol in hiring, initial employment, employment, or reemployment because of that membership.
03/01/2011 Introduced.
03/01/2011 To House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
03/01/2011 In House Committee on Veterans Affairs: Subcommittee assignments.
03/07/2011 In House. Becomes House File 574.

IA S 123 Senate Education Committee
Title: Board of Educational Examiners Immunity
Summary: Provides that a person shall not be civilly liable for their actions in good faith as a member, employee, or agent of the Board of Educational Examiners; provides that pursuant to the bill, a person shall not be civilly liable, as long as they do not act with malice, for filing a report or complaint with the board or disclosing to the board various forms of information; provides that a person shall not be dismissed or discriminated against by an employer for involvement with the board.
02/01/2011 Introduced.
02/01/2011 In Senate. Formerly Senate Study Bill 1025.
02/01/2011 Filed as Draft: 1330.
03/01/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
03/04/2011 To House Committee on Education.
03/09/2011 In House Committee on Education: Subcommittee assignments.
03/24/2011 From House Committee on Education: Do pass.
04/04/2011 Passed House.
04/11/2011 To Governor.
04/12/2011 Signed by Governor.

IA SSB 1008 Senate Judiciary Committee
Title: Unfair Employment Practices
Summary: Provides that offenders committed to institutions administered by the department of corrections are not subject to prohibitions relating to unfair employment practices under the state's civil rights law.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
01/12/2011 Filed as Draft: 1242.

Kansas

KS H 2336 House Federal and State Affairs Committee
Title: Employment First Initiative Act
Summary: Establishes the Employment First Initiative Act; provides a policy that applies to program and services that provide services and support to help obtain competitive and integrated setting state employment for persons with disabilities; provides that the policy does not require any employer to give preference to hiring people with disabilities; creates the Kansas employment first oversight commission to establish measurable goals and objectives for implementation of the act.
02/14/2011 Introduced.
02/15/2011 To House Committee on Commerce and Labor.
03/18/2011 From House Committee on Commerce and Labor: Recommended as amended.
03/22/2011 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
03/22/2011 Amended on House floor.
03/23/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
03/28/2011 To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
05/05/2011 From Senate Committee on Ways and Means: Recommended as amended.
05/10/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
05/10/2011 Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
05/12/2011 House refused to concur in Senate amendments.
05/12/2011 To Conference Committee.
05/12/2011 House concurred in Senate amendments.
05/20/2011 To Governor.
05/25/2011 Signed by Governor.
08/10/2011 Chapter No. 2011-102.

Kentucky

KY H 106 Marzian (D)
Title: Civil Rights
Summary: Relates to civil rights; includes for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity"; relates to the purpose of the Kentucky's civil rights chapter, to include a prohibition on discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity; relates to prohibited discrimination in various labor and employment practices, to include sexual orientation and gender identity; relates to prohibited discrimination in places of public accommodation and advertisements.
12/16/2010 Prefiled.
01/04/2011 Introduced.
01/04/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.

KY H 144 Nelson (D)
Title: Unlawful Employment Practices
Summary: Prohibits an employer from using an employee's credit history in an employment action.
01/04/2011 Introduced.
01/05/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.
01/07/2011 Posted in committee.

KY H 343 Moore (R)
Title: Unemployment Compensation
Summary: Prohibits disqualification for unemployment benefits for a worker who leaves a job to follow a military spouse who has been reassigned to another military base or duty location that is 100 Miles or more from the worker's home.
02/04/2011 Introduced.
02/07/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.
02/23/2011 Posted in committee.
02/23/2011 Posting waived.
02/24/2011 From House Committee on Labor and Industry: Reported favorably.
02/25/2011 Read second time. To Committee on Rules.
02/25/2011 Floor Amendment filed. Amendment No. 1 & 2-title.
03/01/2011 Recommitted to House Committee on Appropriations and Revenue.

KY H 367 Graham (D)
Title: Reorganization
Summary: Relates to reorganization; reorganizes various entities within the Personnel Cabinet; renames the Department for Personnel Administration the Department of Human Resources Administration; renames the Office of Government Training the Governmental Services Center; renames the Department for Employee Insurance the Department of Employee Insurance; creates the Office of Diversity and Equality within the Office of the Secretary; creates the Center for Strategic Innovation within the Office of the Secretary.
02/07/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on State Government.
02/15/2011 Posted in committee.
02/17/2011 From House Committee on State Government: Reported favorably.
02/18/2011 Read second time. To Committee on Rules.
02/22/2011 Posted for passage in Consent Orders of the Day.
02/23/2011 3rd Reading.
02/23/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
02/28/2011 To Senate Committee on State and Local Government.

KY S 98 Stein (D)
Title: Civil Rights
Summary: Relates to civil rights; includes definitions for "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" these purpose of the Kentucky's civil rights chapter, to include a prohibition on discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity; prohibits discrimination in various labor and employment practices, to include sexual orientation and gender identity; conform; prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation and advertisements therefor, to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
02/02/2011 Introduced.
02/04/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

Louisiana

LA S 211 Morrell (D)
Title: State Employees
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in state employment based upon sexual identification.
04/15/2011 Prefiled.
04/15/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/25/2011 Introduced.
04/25/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.

Maine

ME H 20 Flood (R)
Title: Disabled Persons Employment Opportunity Access
Summary: (Resolve)Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to amend the MaineCare Benefits Manual to remove language that restricts the number of persons with intellectual disabilities and autistic disorders who may work at any given work site or location to 50% of a business's workforce at that work site or location; provides for routine technical rules to implement the provisions of this section.
12/30/2010 Introduced.
12/30/2010 Filed as LR 329
01/05/2011 House refers to Joint Committee on Health and Human Services.
01/06/2011 Senate refers to Joint Committee on Health and Human Services in concurrence.
04/28/2011 From Joint Committee on Health and Human Services: Ought to Pass as Amended.
05/03/2011 House accepts Committee Report.
05/03/2011 In House. Committee Amendment A adopted.
05/05/2011 In House. Engrossed as amended by Committee Amendment A.
05/10/2011 In Senate. Committee Amendment A adopted.
05/11/2011 In Senate. Engrossed as amended by Committee Amendment A.
05/16/2011 In House. Finally passed.
05/16/2011 Emergency clause passed.
05/16/2011 In Senate. Finally passed in concurrence.
05/16/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/25/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/25/2011 Resolve No. 2011-49

ME H 135 Bryant M (D)
Title: Criminal Convictions and Employment Discrimination
Summary: Protects persons who have a prior conviction of a crime from employment discrimination by providing that a person with a prior conviction may not be disqualified from employment or an occupation that requires a license, permit or certificate on the basis of that conviction unless the offense for which the person was convicted has a reasonable relationship to the functions of the employment or occupation or the person is disqualified from that occupation by state statute.
01/24/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 Filed as LR 334
01/25/2011 House refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.
01/27/2011 Senate refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development in concurrence.
02/23/2011 From Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development: Ought Not to Pass.
03/03/2011 House adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
03/03/2011 Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.

ME H 595 Winsor (R)
Title: Forced Payment and Labor Union Dues
Summary: Guarantees workers free choice in deciding whether to join or refrain from joining labor unions; prohibits employers from deducting fees from nonunion employees without written consent; prohibits requiring an agricultural employee to join, support or pay any type of union dues or fees of any type to any union, employee association or bargaining agent; prohibits terminating or disciplining an agricultural employee for not paying any union dues.
02/28/2011 Introduced.
02/28/2011 Filed as LR 491
03/01/2011 House refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.
03/01/2011 Senate refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development in concurrence.
05/16/2011 From Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development: Joint Rule 309.
06/01/2011 House indefinitely postpones.
06/02/2011 Senate indefinitely postpones.

ME LR 334 Bryant M (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination and Past Criminal Conviction
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination based on a prior criminal conviction.
01/13/2011 Filed.
01/24/2011 Assigned House Paper number 135 and LD 152

ME LR 1508 Small
Title: Intellectually Disabled Individual Employment
Summary: Regards the employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
01/13/2011 Filed.

ME 16 2011 Executive Order 
LD: 23 FY 11/12
Title: Domestic Violence and the Workplace Policy
Summary: Orders each State agency to issue a "Domestic Violence and the Workplace" policy.; directs each State agency to review existing personnel policies and procedures to ensure they do not discriminate against victims of domestic violence and are responsive to the needs of victims of domestic violence.

Maryland

MD H 202 Kaiser (D)
Title: School Employee Discrimination
Summary: Conforms provisions of law relating to discrimination in the employment of public school employees in the state to other state law governing discrimination in employment by the State Superintendent, a county board, a county superintendent, or an assistant to any of these individuals.
01/28/2011 Introduced.
01/28/2011 To House Committee on Health and Government Operations.
03/22/2011 From House Committee on Health and Government Operations: Reported as amended.
03/23/2011 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
03/24/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
03/25/2011 To Senate Committee on Education, Health and Environmental Affairs.
04/08/2011 From Senate Committee on Education, Health and Environmental Affairs: Reported favorably.
04/09/2011 Committee Report adopted on Senate floor.
04/11/2011 Passed Senate.
04/11/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/10/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/10/2011 Chapter No. 322

MD H 235 Pena-Melnyk (D)
Title: Discrimination Based on Gender Identity
Summary: Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity with regard to housing and employment and by specified licensed or regulated persons; prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity with regard to commercial leasing; alters an exception for employers relating to standards concerning dress and grooming; provides specified immunity; requires State personnel actions to be made without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation; defines the term "gender identity".
01/28/2011 Introduced.
01/28/2011 To House Committee on Health and Government Operations.
03/25/2011 From House Committee on Health and Government Operations: Reported as amended.
03/25/2011 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
03/25/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
03/28/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.
04/06/2011 Reassigned to Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings.
04/11/2011 From Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings: Reported as amended.
04/11/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
04/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings.

MD H 1031 Healey (D)
Title: Local Governmental Entity
Summary: Prohibits a local governmental entity from taking, or threatening to take, specified disciplinary actions against an employee for expressing any political opinion, participating in any political activity, or refraining from providing any political service; authorizes an employee to bring and maintain a civil action against a local entity for damages, injunctive relief, or other civil relief for specified acts of unlawful discipline or threatened discipline in violation of the Act.
02/11/2011 Introduced.
02/11/2011 To House Committee on Health and Government Operations.
03/08/2011 From House Committee on Health and Government Operations: Reported unfavorably.

MD H 1045 Hucker (D)
Title: Subtraction Modification
Summary: Allows an individual a subtraction modification under the Maryland income tax for payments received by a claimant for noneconomic damages as a result of specified claims of unlawful discrimination, other than amounts received for lost pay or punitive damages; defines terms; applies the Act to tax years after 2010.
02/11/2011 Introduced.
02/11/2011 To House Committee on Ways and Means.

MD H 1130 Hucker (D)
Title: Adverse Actions of Employers
Summary: Prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against an employee who makes a complaint, brings an action, or testifies in an action under the Maryland Wage and Hour Law; specifies that the adverse action prohibited includes discharge, demotion, threat of discharge or demotion, and other specified retaliatory actions; prohibits the conviction of an employer without specified evidence.
02/11/2011 Introduced.
02/11/2011 To House Committee on Economic Matters.
04/06/2011 From House Committee on Economic Matters: Reported as amended.
04/06/2011 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
04/08/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
04/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.
04/11/2011 Reassigned to Senate Committee on Finance.
04/11/2011 From Senate Committee on Finance: Reported favorably.
04/11/2011 Committee Report adopted on Senate floor.
04/11/2011 Passed Senate.
04/11/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/19/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/19/2011 Chapter No. 495.

Massachusetts

MA H 475 Naughton (D)
Title: Discrimination of Veterans in Employment
Summary: Relates to discrimination against veterans in employment; provides that it is unlawful for an employer, by himself or his agent, because an individual is a veteran to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.
01/13/2011 Introduced.
01/13/2011 Filed as House Docket 299
02/14/2011 To Joint Committee on Judiciary.

MA H 539 Rushing (D)
Title: Employee Height and Weight Discrimination
Summary: Makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of height and weight in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 Filed as House Docket 565
02/14/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 840 Scibak (D)
Title: Non-Profit Corporation Proposal Review Team Diversity
Summary: Relates to diversity in state agency or quasi-public non-profit corporations proposal review teams.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 Filed as House Docket 191
02/15/2011 To Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
05/03/2011 In Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1099 Malia (D)
Title: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
Summary: Relates to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 Filed as House Docket 1796
02/16/2011 To Joint Committee on Elder Affairs.
05/11/2011 In Joint Committee on Elder Affairs: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.
11/03/2011 From Joint Committee on Elder Affairs: Ought to pass.

MA H 1413 Walz (D)
Title: Non Discrimination Training in the Workplace
Summary: Relates to non discrimination training in the workplace.
01/19/2011 Introduced.
01/19/2011 Filed as House Docket 1129
02/16/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1867 Chan (D)
Title: Stores Open on Holidays
Summary: Allows certain stores and shops to open on holidays; extends a business hours exemption to any store or shop that receives the approval of the municipal licensing board provided that, the municipal licensing board has determined that the shop or store opening on any said legal holiday is not discriminatory to its employees, the store or shop primarily services ethnic foods and goods, does it not violate any collective bargaining agreement and it is able to comply with all other laws and regulations.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 Filed as House Docket 2588
02/25/2011 To Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses.
06/15/2011 In Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 2297 Jones (R)
Title: Safe Workplace for Employees
Summary: Provides a safe workplace for employees of the Commonwealth and its political sub-divisions.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 Filed as House Docket 2252
02/25/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
06/09/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.
06/30/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 2309 Smizik (D)
Title: Workplace Bullying and Harassment
Summary: Protects employees from workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 Filed as House Docket 2084
02/25/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 2310 Story (D)
Title: Workplace Bullying and Harassment
Summary: Addresses workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment without regard to protected class status.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 Filed as House Docket 2872
02/25/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 2917 McMurtry (D)
Title: Military Forces of the Commonwealth
Summary: Relates to the military forces of the Commonwealth; provides for armories and leases of military property; establishes the national guard education assistance program which provides tuition exemptions for army members; provides for medical treatment and disability claims; provides for employment discrimination.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 Filed as House Docket 3306
03/01/2011 To Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

MA HD 1129 Walz (D)
Title: Non-discrimination Training in the Workplace
Summary: Relates to non-discrimination training in the workplace.
01/19/2011 Filed.
01/19/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 1413

MA HD 1600 Hecht (D)
Title: Pension Benefit Equity
Summary: Promotes equity in pension benefits.
01/20/2011 Filed.
01/20/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 1609

MA HD 2872 Story (D)
Title: Workplace Bullying, Mobbing and Harassment
Summary: Addresses workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment, without regard to protected class status.
01/21/2011 Filed.
01/21/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 2310

MA HD 2940 Lewis (D)
Title: Employment for People with Disabilities
Summary: Promotes employment for people with disabilities.
01/21/2011 Filed.
01/24/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 3595

MA S 916 Clark (D)
Title: Workplace Bullying and Harassment
Summary: Addresses workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status; provides for remedies for discrimination and damage limits.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 Filed as Senate Docket 1446
01/24/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 926 Fargo (D)
Title: Family Friendly Employers
Summary: Relates to family friendly employers; provides for breastfeeding in the workplace; prohibits discrimination on the basis of expressing milk at the workplace.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 Filed as Senate Docket 1834
01/24/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 931 Jehlen (D)
Title: Comparable Work
Summary: Defines comparable work; provides that in claims based in employment discrimination, the comparability of two positions shall be solely based on whether the two positions entail comparable skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions between employees of the opposite sex.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 Filed as Senate Docket 226
01/24/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
06/09/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.
06/30/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 934 Joyce (D)
Title: Discrimination Based on Veterans Status
Summary: Prevents discrimination by an employer, an employment agency, the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions based on veteran's status.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 Filed as Senate Docket 1234
01/24/2011 To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
07/14/2011 In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 1820 Hart (D)
Title: Veteran's Discrimination
Summary: Relates to veteran's discrimination; amends existing law; provides that an employer may not, by himself or his agent, because an individual is a veteran refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.
01/19/2011 Introduced.
01/19/2011 Filed as Senate Docket 505
01/24/2011 To Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.
04/13/2011 In Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 1853 Flanagan (D)
Title: Special Education Service Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits the Commonwealth from discrimination against those providing special education services to Massachusetts' students.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 Filed as Senate Docket 1498
01/24/2011 To Joint Committee on Education.
04/04/2011 Discharged from Joint Committee on Education.
04/04/2011 To Joint Committee on Public Service.
07/26/2011 In Joint Committee on Public Service: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA SD 505 Hart (D)
Title: Veteran Discrimination
Summary: Relates to veteran discrimination.
02/01/2011 Filed.
02/01/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 1820

MA SD 519 Jehlen (D)
Title: Restrictive Employee Covenants
Summary: Prohibits restrictive employee covenants.
02/01/2011 Filed.
02/01/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 932

MA SD 829 Tarr (R)
Title: Gender Equity
Summary: Promotes gender equity.
01/21/2011 Filed.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 881

MA SD 1193 Eldridge (D)
Title: Meal Break Law
Summary: Clarifies the meal break law to allow for private enforcement.
01/21/2011 Filed.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 923

MA SD 1234 Joyce (D)
Title: Discrimination Based on Veteran's Status
Summary: Prevents discrimination based on veteran's status.
01/21/2011 Filed.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 934

MA SD 1446 Clark (D)
Title: Workplace Bullying and Harassment
Summary: Addresses workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status.
01/21/2011 Filed.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 916

MA SD 1480 Chang-Diaz (D)
Title: Equitable Job Access
Summary: Creates equitable job access.
01/21/2011 Filed.
01/21/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 1568

MA 1 2011 Executive Order 
Title: Non-Discrimination, Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Summary: Creates an order regarding non-discrimination, diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action; applies to all state agencies.

MA 2 2011 Executive Order 
Title: Office of Access and Opportunity
Summary: Establishes the Office of Access and Opportunity within the Executive Office of Administration and Finance.

Michigan

MI H 4675 Ananich (D)
Title: Unemployed Individuals
Summary: Provides for sanctions for advertisements that discriminate in hiring unemployed individuals.
05/24/2011 Introduced.
05/24/2011 To House Committee on Commerce.

MI H 5038 Meadows (D)
Title: Employer Required Programs
Summary: Creates employee right to be free from certain employer-required programs; establishes the right of employees to pursue employment free from religious and political indoctrination; limits employment actions based on attendance at, or receptivity to, employer-selected political or religious programs or communications; prohibits retaliation for reporting or pursuing a remedy for a suspected violation of the act.
10/05/2011 Introduced.
10/05/2011 To House Committee on Commerce.

MI S 73 Anderson (D)
Title: Employee Health Insurance
Summary: Prohibits employers from making employment decisions based on the health or illness of an employee's family member.
01/26/2011 Introduced.
01/26/2011 To Senate Committee on Economic Development.

MI S 606 Hood (D)
Title: Hiring Unemployed Individuals
Summary: Provides sanctions for advertisements that discriminate in hiring unemployed individuals.
09/07/2011 Introduced.
09/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Economic Development.

Minnesota

MN H 56 Dill (DFL)
Title: Veterans and State Lawsuits
Summary: Relates to veterans; provides a waiver of immunity for veterans to sue the state of Minnesota as an employer in federal or other courts for violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
01/10/2011 Introduced.
01/10/2011 To House Committee on Veterans Services Division.
04/05/2011 From House Committee on Veterans Services Division: Do pass.
04/05/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Judiciary Policy and Finance.
04/27/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary Policy and Finance: Do pass.
04/27/2011 Rereferred to House Committee on Civil Law.
04/28/2011 From House Committee on Civil Law: Do pass.
04/28/2011 In House. Second Reading.

MN S 1352 Latz (DFL)
Title: Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; prohibits abusive work environment practices and establishing remedies.
05/02/2011 Introduced.
05/02/2011 To Senate Committee on JOBS and Economic Growth.

Mississippi

MS H 159 Evans B (D)
Title: Bad Faith Employment Determinations
Summary: Abolishes employment at will; requires employment determinations to be made in good faith; defines such term to mean a discharge of an employee only for legitimate, bona fide business reasons, and not for arbitrary reasons unrelated to the business needs of the employer; provides that discharges made for personal reasons, race, worker illness or injury, the filing of a worker's compensation claim, reporting of illegal activity, or certain other reasons shall be considered bad faith discharges.
12/14/2010 Prefiled.
12/14/2010 To House Committee on Judiciary A.
01/04/2011 Introduced.
01/04/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary A.
02/01/2011 Died in committee.

MS H 160 Evans B (D)
Title: DNA Test Results Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits the use of DNA test results for discriminatory purposes by employers or insurers.
12/14/2010 Prefiled.
12/14/2010 To House Committee on Judiciary A.
01/04/2011 Introduced.
01/04/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary A.
02/01/2011 Died in committee.

MS S 2638 Jackson R (D)
Title: Discrimination in the Workplace
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability; prohibits retaliation; establishes a statute of limitation.
01/17/2011 Introduced.
01/17/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
01/17/2011 Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary, Division A.
02/01/2011 Died in committee.

MS S 2756 Stone (D)
Title: Volunteer Emergency Responder Job Protection
Summary: Creates the Volunteer Emergency Responder Job Protection Act; provides that an employee shall not be terminated, demoted or in any other manner discriminated against because the employee, when serving as a volunteer emergency responder, is absent from the employee's place of employment; provides that the employment protection does not apply if the volunteer employee is absent for a period of more than 10 regular business days in a calendar year.
01/17/2011 Introduced.
01/17/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
02/01/2011 Died in committee.

Missouri

MO H 37 Pace (D)
Title: Applicants Credit History
Summary: Prohibits the use of a job applicant's credit history as hiring criteria unless a reasonable nexus exists.
12/01/2010 Prefiled.
01/05/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety.

MO H 205 Elmer (R)
Title: Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
Summary: Changes the laws regarding unlawful discriminatory practices in employment as they relate to the Missouri Human Rights Law.
01/13/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 To House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety.
01/31/2011 Public Hearing completed.
02/14/2011 In House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety: Voted do pass as substituted.
02/14/2011 From House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety: Reported do pass as substituted.
02/14/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/16/2011 In House Committee on Rules: Voted do pass.
02/17/2011 From House Committee on Rules: Reported do pass.
02/23/2011 Committee substitute adopted on House floor.
02/23/2011 Perfected.
02/24/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
03/17/2011 To Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and The Environment.

MO H 477 Webber (D)
Title: Missouri Commission On Human Rights
Summary: Changes the laws regarding complaints filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation.
02/10/2011 Introduced.
03/10/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.

MO H 715 White (R)
Title: Labor Practices
Summary: Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices.
03/01/2011 Introduced.
03/10/2011 To House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety.

MO H 807 Hughes (D)
Title: Credit Score Employment Practice
Summary: Makes it an improper employment practice for an employer to refuse to hire or to discharge, reduce compensation, or modify any condition of a person's employment based on his or her credit score or history.
03/09/2011 Introduced.
03/31/2011 To House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety.

MO S 188 Lager (R)
Title: Human Rights Act and Employment Discrimination
Summary: Modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination; changes the standard of proof which requires that the protected trait be a contributing factor in the decision to discriminate; prohibits retaliation; sets damage limits for employment cases.
01/26/2011 Introduced.
01/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and The Environment.
02/15/2011 Hearing cancelled.
02/22/2011 Hearing conducted.
02/23/2011 In Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and The Environment: Voted do pass as substituted.
02/24/2011 From Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and The Environment: Reported do pass as substituted.
03/01/2011 Committee substitute adopted on Senate floor.
03/01/2011 Amended on Senate floor.
03/02/2011 Perfected.
03/03/2011 To Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Fiscal Oversight.
03/10/2011 Hearing conducted.
03/10/2011 In Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Fiscal Oversight: Voted do pass.
03/10/2011 From Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Fiscal Oversight: Reported do pass.
03/10/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
03/16/2011 To House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety.
03/31/2011 Hearing conducted.
04/04/2011 In House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety: Voted do pass.
04/04/2011 From House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety: Reported do pass.
04/04/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
04/11/2011 Hearing conducted.
04/11/2011 In House Committee on Rules: Voted do pass.
04/11/2011 From House Committee on Rules: Reported do pass.
04/13/2011 Passed House.
04/13/2011 Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed.
04/18/2011 To Governor.
04/29/2011 Vetoed by Governor.

MO S 214 Schaaf (R)
Title: Restrictive Physician Employment Covenants
Summary: Relates to restrictive physician employment covenants.
02/07/2011 Introduced.
02/10/2011 To Senate Committee on Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families.

MO S 221 Cunningham J (R)
Title: Discrimination Cases
Summary: Relates to damages in discrimination cases.
02/07/2011 Introduced.
02/10/2011 To Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and The Environment.
03/01/2011 Hearing conducted.
03/08/2011 In Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and The Environment: Voted do pass.

MO S 239 Justus (D)
Title: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits discrimination based upon a person's sexual orientation.
02/09/2011 Introduced.
02/10/2011 To Senate Committee on Progress and Development.

Montana

MT D 715 Reichner (R)
Title: Laws Relating to Credit Reports and Employment
Summary: Revises laws relating to credit reports and employment and licensure; relates to credit transactions; relates to labor and employment.
11/15/2010 Draft request received.
11/29/2010 Draft to requester for review.
12/06/2010 Draft in legal review.
12/15/2010 Draft to drafter - edit review.
12/16/2010 Draft in input/proofing.
12/16/2010 Filed.
12/20/2010 Pre-Introduction letter sent.
01/03/2011 Draft ready for delivery.

MT D 995 Wilmer (D)
Title: Criteria for Pay Equity and Dispute Processes
Summary: Provides criteria for pay equity and dispute processes; relates to wages and salaries; relates to discrimination and human rights; relates to public officers and employees.
11/29/2010 Draft request received.
12/22/2010 Draft to requester for review.
12/27/2010 Draft on Hold.
01/11/2011 Draft to drafter - edit review.
01/11/2011 Draft in input/proofing.
01/11/2011 Filed.
01/11/2011 Draft in final draft review.
01/12/2011 Draft ready for delivery.
01/26/2011 Draft delivered to Requester.
01/31/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 378.

MT D 1040 Office of Facey
Title: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Summary: Protects gender identity or expression and sexual orientation from discrimination; relates to discrimination and human rights.
12/01/2010 Draft request received.
01/13/2011 Draft cancelled.

MT D 1828 Office of Windy Boy
Title: Bullying in the Workplace
Summary: Addresses bullying in the workplace; relates to labor and employment.
12/27/2010 Draft request received.
01/10/2011 Draft to requester for review.
01/11/2011 Draft in legal review.
01/13/2011 Draft to drafter - edit review.
01/14/2011 Draft in input/proofing.
01/14/2011 Filed.
01/14/2011 Draft in input/proofing.
01/14/2011 Draft in final draft review.
01/15/2011 Draft in Assembly/Executive Director review.
01/20/2011 Assigned Senate Bill No. 196.
02/01/2011 Tabled.
02/24/2011 Missed Deadline for General Bill Transmittal.

MT S 165 Balyeat (R)
Title: Professional Board Law
Summary: Provides that a board regulating a professional or occupation may not enforce standards and rules in a manner that discriminates against any person licensed by the board with regard to how the standards and rules are applied to other persons licensed by the board or in a manner that restrains trade or competition except when necessary for public health and safety.
01/13/2011 Introduced.
01/13/2011 Filed as Draft 1008.
01/13/2011 To Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Economic Affairs.
01/25/2011 From Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Economic Affairs: Do pass as amended.
01/28/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
02/07/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.
03/08/2011 From House Committee on Business and Labor: Do pass.
03/10/2011 Passed House.
03/10/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/14/2011 To Governor.
03/24/2011 Became law without Governor’s signature.
03/24/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 51

MT S 290 Zinke (R)
Title: Human Rights Act and Independent Contractors
Summary: Excludes an independent contractor from the definition of employee under human rights laws.
02/09/2011 Introduced.
02/09/2011 Filed as Draft 1309.
02/09/2011 To Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Economic Affairs.
02/17/2011 From Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Economic Affairs: Do pass.
02/23/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
03/04/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.
03/10/2011 From House Committee on Business and Labor: Do pass.
04/02/2011 Passed House.
04/02/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/06/2011 To Governor.
04/15/2011 Signed by Governor.
04/15/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 201.

Nebraska

NE L 113 Dubas (NP)
Title: Credit History and Job Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits job discrimination based upon credit history.
01/06/2011 Introduced.
01/10/2011 To Legislative Committee on Business and Labor.
07/05/2011 102nd Legislature -- First Regular Session Adjourned - 05/26/2011 - Carried Over to Second Regular Session.

Nevada

NV A 90 Segerblom (D)
Title: Employment Practices
Summary: Relates to employment practices; prohibits employers from subjecting an employee to abusive conduct in a work environment; requires a court to award damages and to back pay and attorney's fees; prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee with respect to a physical characteristic of the employee; revises provisions relating to the time in which an employee may seek relief in district court for a claim of unlawful employment practices.
01/07/2011 Prefiled.
01/07/2011 To Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor.
01/07/2011 Filed as Bill Draft Request No. 277.
02/07/2011 Introduced.
02/07/2011 To Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor.
04/16/2011 Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.

NV A 211 Aizley (D)
Title: Discriminatory Employment Practices
Summary: Relates to employment practices; prohibits discriminatory employment practices based upon gender identity or expression; authorizes the Nevada Equal Rights Commission to investigate certain acts of prejudice against a person with regard to employment based on gender identity or expression, disability or sexual orientation; includes apprenticeships, employment agencies, labor organizations, joint labor-management committees and contractors; regulates advertising.
02/25/2011 Introduced.
02/25/2011 To Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor.
02/25/2011 Filed as Bill Draft Request No. 272.
04/15/2011 From Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor: Do pass.
04/18/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
04/19/2011 To Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy.
04/28/2011 From Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy: Do pass.
05/07/2011 Amended on Senate floor.
05/09/2011 Ordered Engrossed.
05/11/2011 Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence.
05/17/2011 Assembly concurred in Senate amendments.
05/17/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/17/2011 To enrollment.
05/19/2011 To Governor.
05/24/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/24/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 112.

NV A 433 Segerblom (D)
Title: Preventing Employees From Engaging in Politics
Summary: Expands prohibition on employers taking certain actions to prohibit, punish or prevent employees from engaging in politics or becoming candidates for public office with certain exceptions.
03/21/2011 Introduced.
03/21/2011 To Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor.
03/21/2011 Filed as Bill Draft Request No. 63.
04/20/2011 From Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor: Do pass with amendment.
04/20/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Assembly floor.
04/20/2011 Ordered Engrossed.
04/25/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
04/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections.
05/29/2011 From Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections: Do pass with amendment.
05/29/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
05/30/2011 Ordered Engrossed. Second Reprint.
05/30/2011 Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence.
06/01/2011 Assembly refused to concur in Senate amendments.
06/04/2011 Senate refuses to recede from amendments.
06/04/2011 To Conference Committee.
06/06/2011 Conference Committee Report adopted by Assembly.
06/06/2011 Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate.
06/06/2011 Ordered Engrossed. Third Reprint.
06/06/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/06/2011 To enrollment.
06/16/2011 To Governor.
06/17/2011 Vetoed by Governor.

NV S 352 Denis (D)
Title: Provisions Relating to Employment
Summary: Revises provisions relating to employment.
03/21/2011 Introduced.
03/21/2011 To Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Energy.
03/21/2011 Filed as Bill Draft Request No. 389.
04/16/2011 Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.1, no further action allowed.

New Hampshire

NH H 423 Norelli (D)
Title: Workplace Harassment
Summary: Relates to including workplace harassment in the Legislative Ethics Law.
01/06/2011 Introduced.
01/06/2011 To House Committee on Election Law.
01/06/2011 Filed as LSR 796
03/10/2011 From House Committee on Election Law: Ought not to pass.
03/15/2011 Failed to pass House.

NH H 623 Hopper (R)
Title: Preferences in Recruiting
Summary: Prohibits preferences in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or admission by state agencies, the university system, the community college system, and the Postsecondary Education Commission; prohibits preferential treatment or discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.
01/25/2011 Introduced.
01/25/2011 To House Committee on Executive Departments and Administration.
01/25/2011 Filed as LSR 581
03/10/2011 From House Committee on Executive Departments and Administration: Majority reported ought not to pass.
03/10/2011 From House Committee on Executive Departments and Administration: Minority reported ought to pass.
03/15/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
03/23/2011 To Senate Committee on Executive Departments and Administration.
05/26/2011 From Senate Committee on Executive Departments and Administration: Ought to pass with amendment.
06/01/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
06/01/2011 Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
06/08/2011 House concurred in Senate amendments.
06/08/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/08/2011 Ordered Enrolled.
06/29/2011 Became law without Governor’s signature.
06/29/2011 Chapter No. 227.

NH LSR 581 Hopper (R)
Title: State Agencies and Universities and Hiring
Summary: Prohibits preferences in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or admission by state agencies, the university system, the community college system, and the Postsecondary Education Commission.
12/01/2010 Filed.
01/25/2011 Assigned Bill Number: H 623

NH LSR 796 Norelli (D)
Title: Workplace Harassment
Summary: Includes workplace harassment in the Legislative Ethics Law.
12/07/2010 Filed.
01/06/2011 Assigned Bill Number: H 423

New Jersey
NJ A 1068 Gusciora (D)
Title: Public Employee Assistance Program Records
Summary: Sets confidentiality standards for public employee assistance program records; prohibits employer actions against program participants.
01/12/2010 Introduced.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
01/24/2011 From Assembly Committee on Labor as amended.
02/17/2011 Amended on Assembly floor.
03/14/2011 Substituted by S2562.

NJ A 1519 Chiappone (D)
Title: Job Discrimination Based on Credit History
Summary: Prohibits job discrimination on basis of credit history or financial status.
01/12/2010 Introduced.
01/12/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2048 DeAngelo (D)
Title: Use of Public Funds By Employers
Summary: Prohibits use of public funds by employers for certain employee influence activities.
01/25/2010 Filed.
02/08/2010 Introduced.
02/08/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2561 Conaway (D)
Title: Credit Check
Summary: Prohibits practice of requiring a credit check as a condition of employment.
03/15/2010 Filed.
03/16/2010 Introduced.
03/16/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2563 Vainieri Huttle (D)
Title: Workplace Gender Equity
Summary: Concerns gender equity in the workplace.
03/15/2010 Filed.
03/16/2010 Introduced.
03/16/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 3199 DeAngelo (D)
Title: Credit Inquiry
Summary: Prohibits credit inquiry as a condition of employment.
09/13/2010 Filed.
09/16/2010 Introduced.
09/16/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 3238 Ramos (D)
Title: Employment Credit Check
Summary: Prohibits practice of requiring credit check as condition of employment.
09/16/2010 Filed.
09/20/2010 Introduced.
09/20/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
10/14/2010 From Assembly Committee on Labor as substituted.

NJ A 3359 Barnes P (D)
Title: Excluding Unemployed from Job Openings
Summary: Prohibits the practice of excluding unemployed individuals in advertisements for job vacancies; prohibits an employer or employer's agent, representative, or designee to publish, in print or on the Internet, an advertisement for any job vacancy that prohibits, announces or suggests that unemployed individuals need not apply for a job vacancy; provides civil penalties for violations.
09/30/2010 Filed.
10/07/2010 Introduced.
10/07/2010 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
10/14/2010 From Assembly Committee on Labor.
10/25/2010 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
11/08/2010 To Senate Committee on Labor.
11/08/2010 From Senate Committee on Labor.
11/22/2010 Substituted for S2388.
11/22/2010 Passed Senate.
11/22/2010 To Governor.
01/06/2011 Conditional veto by Governor. Returned to Assembly.
02/17/2011 In Assembly. Read second time on concurrence in Governor’s recommendation.
02/17/2011 Assembly adopted Governor’s recommendations.
02/17/2011 In Senate. Read second time on concurrence in Governor’s recommendation.
03/21/2011 Senate concurred in Governor’s recommendations. Returned to Governor.
03/29/2011 Signed by Governor.
03/29/2011 Chapter No. 2011-40

NJ A 3518 Burzichelli (D)
Title: Public Entities Immunity
Summary: Permits immediate appeal of determinations as to immunity of public entities for Conscientious Employee Protection Act and Law Against Discrimination claims.
11/15/2010 Filed.
11/22/2010 Introduced.
11/22/2010 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.

NJ A 4085 Barnes P (D)
Title: Job Vacancy Advertisements
Summary: Prohibits an employer from publishing, in print or on the Internet, an advertisement for any job vacancy that prohibits individuals who have been employed by more than a specified number of employers in a specified period of time.
05/23/2011 Filed.
06/13/2011 Introduced.
06/13/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 4298 Mainor (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination Ex-convicts
Summary: Prohibits public and private employers from discriminating against ex-convicts.
11/10/2011 Filed.

NJ S 1791 Turner (D)
Title: Job Discrimination Based on Credit History
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination on basis of credit history or financial status.
03/11/2010 Filed.
03/15/2010 Introduced.
03/15/2010 To Senate Committee on Labor.
11/08/2010 From Senate Committee on Labor as substituted.
12/13/2010 Amended on Senate floor.
12/20/2010 Passed Senate. To Assembly.
01/06/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ S 1922 Gill (D)
Title: Credit Check and Employment
Summary: Prohibits an employer from requiring a credit check on a current or prospective employee as a condition of employment, unless the employer is required to do so by law, or reasonably believes that an employee has engaged in a specific activity that is financial in nature and constitutes a violation of law; provides an exception; prohibits an employer from requiring an employee waive such prohibition; prohibits retaliation or discrimination for certain actions related to a complaint.
05/10/2010 Filed.
05/13/2010 Introduced.
05/13/2010 To Senate Committee on Labor.
11/08/2010 From Senate Committee on Labor as combined. For further actions see S 1791.

NJ S 2388 Beach (D)
Title: Job Vacancy Ads
Summary: Prohibits practice of excluding unemployed individuals in advertisements for job vacancies.
11/08/2010 Introduced.
11/08/2010 To Senate Committee on Labor.
11/08/2010 From Senate Committee on Labor.
11/22/2010 Substituted by A3359.

NJ S 2515 Greenstein (D)
Title: Healthy Workplace Act
Summary: Establishes the Healthy Workplace Act; makes it unlawful employment practice for an employer to subject an employee to abusive conduct or to permit an abusive work environment; makes it unlawful employment practice for an employer to retaliate in any manner against an employee because he or she has brought legal action, or because he or she has made a charge, testified, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation or proceeding related to the abusive conduct or work environment.
12/06/2010 Filed.
12/09/2010 Introduced.
12/09/2010 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NJ S 2562 Greenstein (D)
Title: Confidentiality Standards for Employee Assistance
Summary: Prohibits a public employer from taking any action against an employee, including termination, because the employee or a dependent of the employee has obtained counseling, referrals or other services from an employee assistance program; provides an exception; requires that information regarding services provided to an employee or dependent of the employee through an employee assistance program be confidential.
12/09/2010 Filed.
12/13/2010 Introduced.
12/13/2010 To Senate Committee on Labor.
01/20/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor as amended.
02/17/2011 Passed Senate. To Assembly.
02/22/2011 Received in the Assembly without Reference.
03/14/2011 Amended on Assembly floor.
03/14/2011 Substituted for A1068.
03/14/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate for concurrence.
03/21/2011 Senate concurred in Assembly amendments.
03/21/2011 To Governor.
05/09/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/09/2011 Chapter No. 2011-69

NJ S 2839 Weinberg (D)
Title: Whistleblower Protections
Summary: Extends whistleblower protections to employee disclosure of governmental mismanagement, waste and abuse.
04/28/2011 Filed.
05/12/2011 Introduced.
05/12/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
06/13/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor as amended.

NJ S 2938 Lesniak (D)
Title: Ex-Convict Employment Discrimination Prohibition
Summary: Prohibits public and private employers from discriminating against ex-convicts.
06/09/2011 Filed.
06/13/2011 Introduced.
06/13/2011 To Senate Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ S 3068 Weinberg (D)
Title: Wage Protection
Summary: Establishes the Wage Protection Act; strengthens enforcement procedures and criminal sanctions against employers who fail to pay wages, compensation or benefits to their employees; imposes criminal sanctions against employers who retaliate against employees who file complaints under the statute; establishes definitions of key terms and phrases found in the statute; provides for damages and fines.
09/19/2011 Filed.
09/22/2011 Introduced.
09/22/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

New Mexico

NM S 72 Keller (D)
Title: Employers and Employee Credit Information
Summary: Relates to consumer credit information; prohibits employers from using an employee's or prospective employee's credit information as a basis for employment, recruitment, discharge or compensation with some exceptions; provides notice to employees or prospective employees when credit information is used by employers or prospective employers as a basis for employment, recruitment, discharge or compensation.
01/10/2011 Prefiled.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/19/2011 To Senate Committee on Corporations and Transportation.
01/19/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

NM S 205 McSorley (D)
Title: Genetic Information and Employment
Summary: Relates to employment; enacts the Uniform Protection of Genetic Information in Employment Act; amends the Genetic Information Privacy Act; regulates genetic screening in the workplace and use of acquired medical records.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 To Senate Committee on Corporations and Transportation.
01/20/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/23/2011 From Senate Committee on Corporations and Transportation: Do pass as amended.
03/15/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass as amended.

New York

NY A 322 Cahill (D)
Title: Genetics Advisory Council
Summary: Establishes a Genetics Advisory Council to make recommendations regarding legislation to register, certify or license those persons providing the services of genetic counseling; relates to continuing professional education, the availability of adequate genetic counseling for persons at risk and equitable access to genetic tests; relates to use of genetic tests by insurers, employers or educational institutions; relates to informed consent.
12/29/2010 Prefiled.
12/29/2010 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
01/05/2011 Introduced.
01/05/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/08/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/08/2011 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
06/06/2011 From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
06/06/2011 To Assembly Committee on Rules.

NY A 718 Dinowitz (D)
Title: Right to Absence for Jury Duty
Summary: Creates additional remedies for unlawful discharge, penalty, or discrimination due to the exercise of an employee's right to be absent from employment for jury duty.
01/04/2011 Prefiled.
01/04/2011 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
01/05/2011 Introduced.
01/05/2011 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
02/15/2011 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
02/15/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/01/2011 From Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/23/2011 Amended on Assembly floor.

NY A 1428 Castelli (R)
Title: Public Employees and Military Duty
Summary: States that if a public employer consolidates, abolishes, displaces, or demotes a position which is occupied by a public employee currently on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States such employer shall provide full re-employment rights provided that re-employment does not displace any person with greater seniority; prohibits public employers from abolishing any positions based upon the fact that the positions are currently filled by an individual engaged in military duty.
01/07/2011 Introduced.
01/07/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
03/30/2011 Amended in Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
04/05/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
05/24/2011 Amended on Assembly floor.
06/21/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
06/21/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.
06/23/2011 From Senate Committee on Rules.
06/23/2011 Substituted for S 4583.
06/23/2011 Passed Senate.
07/08/2011 To Governor.
07/20/2011 Signed by Governor.
07/20/2011 Chapter No. 152

NY A 1780 Rosenthal (D)
Title: Federal Equal Pay Act Compliance
Summary: Seeks to comply with the federal equal pay act of 1963 by implementing a state policy of compensating employees in state service equally for work of comparable value by eliminating wage inequality in job titles having been segregated by sex, race or national origin; requires the president of the civil service commission to report annually to the legislature and the governor on those segregated titles for which wage disparity exists.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
03/22/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
03/22/2011 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
04/11/2011 From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
04/11/2011 To Assembly Committee on Rules.
04/11/2011 From Assembly Committee on Rules.
04/11/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
04/12/2011 To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY A 1860 Dinowitz (D)
Title: Attorney Fees and Expert Witness Fees
Summary: Awards attorney fees and expert witness fees in employment discrimination cases.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
05/10/2011 From Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
05/10/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
05/24/2011 From Assembly Committee on Codes.

NY A 1874 Jeffries (D)
Title: Provisions of Correction Law Enforcement
Summary: Relates to the manner in which certain provisions of the correction law are enforced; ensures that persons illegally discriminated against by a public employer due to a prior criminal conviction unrelated to the employment sought is able to seek redress with the Division of Human Rights.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To Assembly Committee on Correction.
05/17/2011 From Assembly Committee on Correction.
06/14/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
06/14/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.

NY A 1877 Jeffries (D)
Title: Confidential Information
Summary: Establishes a process for regulating the handling of confidential information by state employees; defines confidential information to include any information concerning an individual's health or disability status, income tax records, sexual orientation, status as a crime victim or witness, public assistance status, immigration status, or any information otherwise protected from disclosure by any provision of federal, state, or local law; provides for injunctive relief and a civil action for damages.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 1919 Ortiz (D)
Title: Unfair Labor and Housing Practices
Summary: Eliminates unfair labor and housing practices against persons with veteran status by expanding the jurisdiction of the human rights commission.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs.

NY A 2024 Lancman (D)
Title: Protection to Employees From Retaliatory Actions
Summary: Enacts provisions providing protection to employees from retaliatory actions by employers where such employees report illegal business activities; applicable to employees who in good faith reasonably believes that an illegal business activity has or will occur, based on information that the employee reasonably believes to be true; provides remedies and relief.
01/13/2011 Introduced.
01/13/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
03/23/2011 Enacting clause stricken.

NY A 2139 Benedetto (D)
Title: Provisions Providing Protection to Employees
Summary: Enacts provisions providing protection to employees from retaliatory actions by employers where such employees report violations of law, rules or regulations, or improper governmental actions.
01/14/2011 Introduced.
01/14/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
06/06/2011 From Assembly Committee on Labor.
06/06/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
06/17/2011 From Assembly Committee on Codes.
06/17/2011 To Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/20/2011 From Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/21/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
06/21/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.

NY A 2348 Weinstein (D)
Title: Victim of Domestic Violence
Summary: Defines "victim of domestic violence"; prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/08/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/08/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/16/2011 Amended in Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/22/2011 From Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/29/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
03/29/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY A 2798 Jacobs (D)
Title: Punitive Damages
Summary: Allows punitive damages to be awarded whenever a case of discrimination is established under the human rights law.
01/20/2011 Introduced.
01/20/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 3205 Pretlow (D)
Title: Discrimination in the Promotion of Police Officers
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in the promotion of police officers who fail to meet their employer's traffic ticket quota.
01/24/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 3689 Lifton (D)
Title: States Sovereign Immunity to Liability
Summary: Waives the state's sovereign immunity to liability for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act; waives the immunity of all instrumentalities and political subdivisions of the state.
01/26/2011 Introduced.
01/26/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/08/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/08/2011 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
05/03/2011 From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
05/16/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
05/16/2011 To Senate Committee on Codes.

NY A 3690 Lifton (D)
Title: Discriminatory Work Practices
Summary: Makes it a discriminatory practice to compensate employees of different sexes differently for work that is of comparable worth; specifically provides when differing compensation is permissible; provides for phase-in.
01/26/2011 Introduced.
01/26/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/22/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/22/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/30/2011 From Assembly Committee on Codes.
04/11/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
04/12/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY A 3809 Aubry (D)
Title: Unlawful Discriminatory Practice
Summary: Establishes it shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any prospective employer to make an inquiry about, or to act upon adversely to the individual involved based upon, any criminal conviction of such individual unless such employer first makes a conditional offer of employment to such individual.
01/27/2011 Introduced.
01/27/2011 To Assembly Committee on Correction.

NY A 4955 Abbate (D)
Title: Improper Employer Practices
Summary: Provides that where there are improper employer practices as found by PERB, by failing to negotiate in good faith, the last offer of the duly recognized employee representative shall become the agreement between parties until changed or modified by mutual agreement of the parties.
02/09/2011 Introduced.
02/09/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.

NY A 4956 Abbate (D)
Title: PERB to Assess Exemplary Damages
Summary: Authorizes PERB to assess exemplary damages in cases of severe and/or repeated violations of improper practice prohibitions.
02/09/2011 Introduced.
02/09/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.

NY A 5232 Hooper (D)
Title: Discrimination Against Persons Seeking Volunteer Work
Summary: Prohibits any charitable, civic, eleemosynary or other similar organization or association from discriminating against persons who are performing or are seeking to perform volunteer services on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.
02/14/2011 Introduced.
02/14/2011 To Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection.
03/09/2011 Transferred to Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 6045 Castelli (R)
Title: Unfair Labor and Housing Practices
Summary: Eliminates unfair labor and housing practices against persons with veteran status by expanding the jurisdiction of the human rights commission.
03/04/2011 Introduced.
03/04/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 6130 Wright (D)
Title: New York State Fair Pay Act
Summary: Enacts the "New York State fair pay act"; provides that it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate between employees on the basis of sex, race and/or national origin by paying different wages.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/08/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.
03/15/2011 From Assembly Committee on Labor.
03/15/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/22/2011 From Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/22/2011 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
04/11/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
04/12/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY A 6448 Jaffee (D)
Title: Compensation Discrimination
Summary: Makes it a discriminatory practice for public employers to compensate employees of different sexes differently for work that is of comparable worth; makes exception for seniority system; prohibits reducing anyone's compensation to conform with this provision; provides three years for a compliance plan.
03/17/2011 Introduced.
03/17/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
03/22/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
03/22/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/30/2011 From Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/30/2011 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
04/11/2011 From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
04/11/2011 To Assembly Committee on Rules.
04/11/2011 From Assembly Committee on Rules.
04/11/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
04/12/2011 To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY A 6523 Kolb (R)
Title: Protecting English in the Workplace Act
Summary: Creates the protecting English in the workplace act which specifies that it is not unlawful to require workers to speak English while engaged in work-related duties.
03/21/2011 Introduced.
03/21/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.

NY A 6537 Abbate (D)
Title: Retaliatory Action By Public Employers
Summary: Relates to retaliatory action by public employers; includes violation of recognized and established ethical practice to the definition of improper governmental action.
03/21/2011 Introduced.
03/21/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
04/05/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
04/05/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.

NY A 6672 Stevenson (D)
Title: Use of Consumer Credit Report
Summary: Prohibits the use of an employee's or prospective employee's consumer credit report in making employment decisions, except in certain job related instances.
03/24/2011 Introduced.
03/24/2011 To Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection.

NY A 6873 Lancman (D)
Title: Non Exploitive Procurement Practices Act
Summary: Enacts the "non-exploitive procurement practices act"; defines terms; provides that before any contracting entity enters into a contract with a bidder, the contracting agency shall certify that the bidder has demonstrated that it maintains satisfactory compliance with workplace safety, compensation, child labor, workplace organizing and anti-discrimination policies which are at least as stringent as those afforded New York workers under New York law; makes related provisions.
04/05/2011 Introduced.
04/05/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 6971 Wright (D)
Title: Illegal Business Activities
Summary: Enacts provisions providing protection to employees from retaliatory actions by employers where such employees report illegal business activities; applicable to employees who in good faith reasonably believes that an illegal business activity has or will occur, based on information that the employee reasonably believes to be true; provides remedies and relief.
04/06/2011 Introduced.
04/06/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 6984 Aubry (D)
Title: Written Statements Upon Any Adverse Action
Summary: Relates to written statements upon any adverse action.
04/07/2011 Introduced.
04/07/2011 To Assembly Committee on Correction.

NY A 7001 Titone (D)
Title: State Contracts
Summary: Prohibits state contracts with vendors that forbid employees from litigating discrimination or harassment claims.
04/07/2011 Introduced.
04/07/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
06/10/2011 Amended in Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
06/13/2011 From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
06/13/2011 To Assembly Committee on Codes.
06/14/2011 From Assembly Committee on Codes.
06/14/2011 To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
06/16/2011 From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
06/16/2011 To Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/16/2011 From Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/16/2011 Passed Assembly. To Senate.
06/16/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.

NY A 7014 Aubry (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination against persons whose criminal charges have been adjourned in contemplation of dismissal; relates to occupational licensing.
04/08/2011 Introduced.
04/08/2011 To Assembly Committee on Correction.

NY A 7782 Aubry (D)
Title: Conditional Offer of Employment
Summary: Requires employers to make a conditional offer of employment before inquiring about any criminal convictions of a prospective employee.
05/17/2011 Introduced.
05/17/2011 To Assembly Committee on Correction.

NY A 7830 Wright (D)
Title: Hiring Discrimination By Employers
Summary: Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.
05/18/2011 Introduced.
05/18/2011 To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 8070 Stevenson (D)
Title: Credit Privacy in Employment Act
Summary: Enacts the "credit privacy in employment act" to prohibit the use of credit information in hiring and employment determinations.
05/27/2011 Introduced.
05/27/2011 To Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection.

NY A 8348 Meng (D)
Title: Retaliatory Personnel Actions By Employers
Summary: Relates to retaliatory personnel actions by employers; provides that it is an unlawful employment practice to discharge, discriminate against, coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any employee or any other person because the employee inquired about, disclosed, compared, or discussed the employee's wages or the wages of any other employee, or because the employee encouraged any other person to exercise protected rights; provides for damages, reinstatement, back pay and attorney's fees.
06/14/2011 Introduced.
06/14/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 8371 Cahill (D)
Title: Call Centers
Summary: Relates to certain call centers; provides reporting requirements; prohibits retaliatory action by employers; provides remedies for violations.
06/15/2011 Introduced.
06/15/2011 To Assembly Committee on Energy.

NY S 399 Krueger (D)
Title: Discriminatory Practice
Summary: Makes it a discriminatory practice to compensate employees of different sexes differently for work that is of comparable worth.
12/20/2010 Prefiled.
12/20/2010 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.
01/05/2011 Introduced.
01/05/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 1285 Duane (D)
Title: Duties for Pharmacies
Summary: Establishes duties for pharmacies when pharmacists employed by such pharmacy refuse to fill prescriptions on the basis of personal beliefs.
01/06/2011 Introduced.
01/06/2011 To Senate Committee on Higher Education.

NY S 1483 Parker (D)
Title: Parental Involvement Leave Act
Summary: Enacts parental involvement leave act requiring employers to grant employees up to 16 hours leave to attend school conferences or classroom activities.
01/07/2011 Introduced.
01/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 1484 Parker (D)
Title: State Civil Service Commission
Summary: Directs the president of the state civil service commission to publish reports annually relating to diversity within state government.
01/07/2011 Introduced.
01/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY S 1517 Klein (D)
Title: Employee Protection
Summary: Enacts provisions providing protection to employees from retaliatory actions by employers where such employees report violations of law, rules or regulations, or improper governmental actions.
01/10/2011 Introduced.
01/10/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 1519 Klein (D)
Title: Employee Credit
Summary: Prohibits the use of an employee's or prospective employee's consumer credit report in making employment decisions, except in certain job related instances.
01/10/2011 Introduced.
01/10/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 1646 Carlucci (D)
Title: New York Discrimination Protection
Summary: Clarifies the scope of protections against discrimination on the basis of disability under the New York state human rights law in the areas of employment, public accommodations and government services to be consistent with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the current policies and practices of the division of human rights.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.

NY S 1680 Savino (D)
Title: Discriminatory Employee Compensation
Summary: Makes it a discriminatory practice for public employers to compensate employees of different sexes differently for work that is of comparable worth; makes exception for seniority system; prohibits reducing anyone's compensation to conform with this provision; provides three years for a compliance plan.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY S 2200 Krueger (D)
Title: New York State Fair Pay Act
Summary: Enacts the "New York State fair pay act"; provides that it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate between employees on the basis of sex, race and/or national origin by paying different wages.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
04/13/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor.
04/13/2011 To Senate Committee on Finance.

NY S 2226 Kruger (D)
Title: Detailed Procedure for Awards
Summary: Establishes detailed procedure for awards following public bidding for purchases and contracts by all public benefit corporations and public authorities not otherwise exempted; establishes an equal employment opportunity program, the minority and women-owned business enterprise program.
01/18/2011 Introduced.
01/18/2011 To Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.

NY S 2616 Stavisky (D)
Title: Provisions of the Human Rights Law
Summary: Applies the provisions of the human rights law to all employers regardless of the number of persons in their employ; excludes from the definition of employers those employers where at least two-thirds of the employees are family members or spouses of family members of the employer.
01/26/2011 Introduced.
01/26/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 2656 Kruger (D)
Title: Electronic Monitoring of Employees
Summary: Requires prior written notice upon hiring and once annually to all employees, informing them of the types of electronic monitoring which may occur when an employer has reasonable grounds to believe that employees are engaged in conduct which violates the law, violates the legal rights of the employer or the employer's employees, or creates a hostile workplace environment.
01/27/2011 Introduced.
01/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 2676 Kruger (D)
Title: Unlawful Discriminatory Practice
Summary: Makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for any employer, labor organization or employment agency who or which requires employees to perform their duties wearing a specified work uniform to prohibit employees from wearing any article of religious headgear unless such prohibition is reasonably related to the health or safety of employees while on the job.
01/28/2011 Introduced.
01/28/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 2920 Duane (D)
Title: Sexual Discrimination
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment; provides that no person shall because of sex be subjected to any discrimination in his or her civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state.
02/03/2011 Introduced.
02/03/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/07/2011 To Attorney General for opinion.
04/27/2011 Opinion referred to Judiciary.

NY S 3617 Parker (D)
Title: Civil Cause of Action for Certain Employees
Summary: Establishes a civil cause of action for employees who are subjected to an abusive work environment.
02/28/2011 Introduced.
02/28/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/23/2011 Enacting clause stricken.

NY S 3813 Hassell-Thompson (D)
Title: Necessary Court Appearance Definition
Summary: Defines the term "necessary court appearance" for purposes of the determination of a crime victim's award to include any part of a proceeding from arraignment through sentencing, pre and post trial hearings and hearings before the parole board.
03/04/2011 Introduced.
03/04/2011 To Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction.

NY S 3814 Hassell-Thompson (D)
Title: Victim of Domestic Violence
Summary: Defines "victim of domestic violence"; prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.
03/04/2011 Introduced.
03/04/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 3851 Oppenheimer (D)
Title: Licensed Insurance Carrier Requirement
Summary: Prohibits a licensed insurance carrier or certified health maintenance organization from disclosing to a claimant's employer the fact that an insurance claim for a surgical procedure has been submitted under the provisions of an insurance policy or contract between an HMO and an enrollee.
03/07/2011 Introduced.
03/07/2011 To Senate Committee on Insurance.

NY S 4065 Klein (D)
Title: Civil Action for Unlawful Discharge
Summary: Creates, in addition to the existing sanction of criminal contempt of court, the remedies of labor law civil penalties and employee's right to bring civil action for unlawful discharge, penalty or discrimination on account of the exercise by an employee of a juror's right to be absent from employment by reason of jury service.
03/16/2011 Introduced.
03/16/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

NY S 4458 Savino (D)
Title: Improper Governmental Action Disclosure
Summary: Clarifies the improper governmental actions which may be disclosed by state legislative employees without retaliation from their legislative employer.
04/06/2011 Introduced.
04/06/2011 To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY S 5151 Krueger (D)
Title: Discrimination Against Unemployed Job Applicants
Summary: Prohibits discrimination against unemployed job applicants.
05/03/2011 Introduced.
05/03/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 5316 Stewart-Cousins (D)
Title: Hiring Discrimination By Employers
Summary: Prohibits hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.
05/05/2011 Introduced.
05/05/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.
11/02/2011 Amended in Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 5427 Hassell-Thompson (D)
Title: Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
Summary: Relates to unlawful discriminatory practices; requires employers to make a conditional offer of employment before inquiring about any criminal convictions of a prospective employee.
05/19/2011 Introduced.
05/19/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 5428 Hassell-Thompson (D)
Title: Unlawful Discriminatory Practice
Summary: Establishes it shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any prospective employer to make an inquiry about, or to act upon adversely to the individual involved based upon, any criminal conviction of such individual unless such employer first makes a conditional offer of employment to such individual.
05/19/2011 Introduced.
05/19/2011 To Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction.

NY S 5526 Hassell-Thompson (D)
Title: Victim of Domestic Violence
Summary: Defines "victim of domestic violence"; prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.
05/31/2011 Introduced.
05/31/2011 To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 5674 Krueger (D)
Title: Retaliatory Personnel Actions By Employers
Summary: Relates to retaliatory personnel actions by employers.
06/09/2011 Introduced.
06/09/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 5802 Marcellino (R)
Title: State Contracts
Summary: Prohibits state contracts with vendors that forbid employees from litigating discrimination or harassment claims except in the case of an emergency arising from certain unforeseen causes.
06/17/2011 Introduced.
06/17/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.

North Carolina

NC H 478 Luebke (D)
Title: State Personnel Act and Equal Opportunity
Summary: Amends the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the State Personnel Act.
03/24/2011 Filed.
03/29/2011 Introduced.
03/29/2011 To House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of The House.

NC H 530 Blackwell (R)
Title: Persons With Disabilities Protection Act
Summary: Amends the North Carolina Persons With Disabilities Protection Act to conform with federal changes under the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).
03/30/2011 Filed.
03/31/2011 Introduced.
03/31/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
03/31/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary. Assigned to Judiciary A Subcommittee.

NC S 96 Kinnaird (D)
Title: Employment Information Requests
Summary: Makes it unlawful for an employer, educational institution, or state or local government agency to request information from an applicant for employment or admission regarding an arrest or criminal charge against the applicant that has been expunged.
02/21/2011 Filed.
02/22/2011 Introduced.
02/22/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary II.

NC S 452 Stein (D)
Title: State Personnel Act and Equal Opportunity
Summary: Amends the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions of the State Personnel Act.
03/29/2011 Filed.
03/30/2011 Introduced.
03/30/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of The Senate.

NC S 481 Jones Ed (D)
Title: Mental Health Workers Bill of Rights
Summary: Enacts the Mental Health Workers' Bill of Rights.
03/31/2011 Filed.
04/04/2011 Introduced.
04/04/2011 To Senate Committee on Mental Health & Youth Services.

North Dakota

ND D 10135 Office of Legislative Council
Title: Public Resources Violations Reports
Summary: Relates to employee reports of violations of law or misuse of public resources.
08/03/2010 Filed.

ND H 1234 Glassheim (D)
Title: Whistleblowers and Public Employees
Summary: Relates to whistleblower protection for public employees; relates to employer retaliation and a civil action for relief and actual damages related thereto, and the completion of a grievance procedure under a collective bargaining agreement.
01/10/2011 Introduced.
01/10/2011 To House Committee on Government and Veteran Affairs.
02/18/2011 From House Committee on Government and Veteran Affairs: Do not pass as amended.
02/21/2011 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
02/22/2011 Failed to pass House.

Ohio

OH S 30 Tavares (D)
Title: Unlawful Employer Discrimination for Credit History
Summary: Specifies that discrimination by an employer against any person because of the person's credit history is an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Ohio Civil Rights Law.
02/01/2011 Introduced.
02/02/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Civil Justice.

Oklahoma

OK H 2014 Pittman (D)
Title: State Government
Summary: Relates to state government; creates the Adults with Disabilities Employment Act of 2011; provides for codification; provides an effective date.
01/24/2011 Prefiled.
02/07/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To House Committee on Rules.

OK S 836 Johnson R (R)
Title: Discrimination
Summary: Relates to discrimination; relates to discriminatory practices in employment, housing, and public accommodations; provides exclusive remedies; makes reference to federal laws; deletes purpose; clarifies language; amends definitions; deletes obsolete language; provides certain undue hardship exceptions; expands act to cover genetic information discrimination; provides for codification; provides an effective date.
01/21/2011 Prefiled.
02/07/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

OK S 837 Jolley (R)
Title: Discrimination
Summary: Relates to discriminatory practices in employment, housing, and public accommodations; prohibits genetic discrimination; authorizes employer or labor organization demonstration of undue hardship with regard to accommodating for a disability; creates a cause of action for employment-based discrimination; makes technical corrections concerning housing discrimination; prohibits a municipality from adopting an ordinance that discriminates on the basis of genetic information.
01/20/2011 Prefiled.
02/07/2011 Introduced.
02/08/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/28/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
03/08/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
03/16/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
04/05/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary: Do pass as substituted.
04/19/2011 Amended on House floor.
04/19/2011 Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
05/11/2011 Senate concurred in House amendments.
05/11/2011 Referred for Enrollment.
05/12/2011 To Governor.
05/18/2011 Signed by Governor.
05/18/2011 Chapter No. 270

Oregon

OR D 2325 House Rules Committee
Title: Mandatory Workplace Communications to Employees
Summary: Modifies certain definitions and exceptions applicable to prohibition against employer taking adverse employment action against employee who declines to attend meeting or participate in communication concerning employer's opinion about religious or political matters; modifies damages available to employee prevailing in civil action; declare emergency, effective on passage.
12/22/2010 Filed.
01/09/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 2446

OR D 2466 House Transportation and Economic Development Committee
Title: Diversity Increase in Highway Construction Workforce
Summary: Clarifies that requirement that federal funds received by Department of Transportation to be used for increasing diversity in highway construction workforce applies to federal funds received each biennium.
12/22/2010 Filed.
01/09/2011 Assigned House Bill No. 2335

OR D 3144 House Veterans Affairs Committee
Title: Examination of Cultural Barriers in Military
Summary: Urges Congress to require Armed Forces of United States to examine cultural barriers in military and report to Congress with proposed solutions.
12/22/2010 Filed.
01/09/2011 Assigned House Joint Memorial No. 8

OR H 2036 Roblan (D)
Title: Bureau of Labor and Industries
Summary: Clarifies application of statutes related to unlawful discrimination against persons with disabilities; gives Bureau of Labor and Industries authority to enforce provisions that allow employee to take leave to attend criminal proceeding; removes conflicting provisions related to authority of Bureau to enforce laws related to discriminatory practices; allows employer to make specified employment decisions based on credit history of certain applicants for public safety officer employment.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.
03/22/2011 From House Committee on Business and Labor: Do pass with amendment.
03/22/2011 Printed A Engrossed Text.
03/28/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
04/04/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
05/17/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
05/18/2011 Passed Senate.
05/18/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/01/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/01/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 210

OR H 2446 Roblan (D)
Title: Mandatory Workplace Communications
Summary: Modifies certain definitions and exceptions applicable to prohibition against employer taking adverse employment action against employee who declines to attend meeting or participate in communication concerning employer's opinion about religious or political matters; modifies damages available to employee prevailing in civil action; declare emergency, effective on passage.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/17/2011 Filed as Draft 2325.

OR H 2704 Roblan (D)
Title: Employees of The Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Summary: Authorizes Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to certify inspectors and investigators employed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission; modifies crimes of assaulting public safety officer and aggravated harassment to include conduct committed against inspector or investigator employed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission; declares emergency, effective on passage.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/17/2011 Filed as Draft 1752

OR H 2705 Roblan (D)
Title: Crime
Summary: Modifies crime of assaulting a public safety officer and aggravated harassment to include conduct committed against persons authorized to issue citations for violations of parking laws.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/17/2011 Filed as Draft 1753

OR H 2771 Thatcher (R)
Title: Mandatory Workplace Communications
Summary: Repeals statutes related to mandatory workplace communication of employer's opinions about religious and political matters.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR H 2833 Witt (D)
Title: Regulation of Employment
Summary: Requires day labor service agencies to register with Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries; requires employer to provide information about work, employer and wages and to provide certain special attire, accessories, tools or safety equipment to day laborers; prohibits employers from retaliating or taking certain other actions against day laborers or third party employers; requires commissioner to adopt rules to implement and enforce law.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR H 2861 Kotek (D)
Title: Wage Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits discrimination against members of certain protected classes in payment of wages for work of comparable character that requires comparable skills to perform.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR H 3081 Hunt (D)
Title: Discrimination in Public Contracting
Summary: Prohibits contracting agency from awarding public contract to prospective contractor that discriminates in providing employee benefit between employee that has domestic partner and employee that has spouse; provides exceptions; requires contracting agency to provide in public contract that contractor may not discriminate in providing employee benefit between employee that has domestic partner and employee that has spouse.
02/01/2011 Introduced.
02/07/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

OR H 3482 Tomei (D)
Title: Employment
Summary: Requires certain employers to allow eligible employees to take unpaid leave to address issues arising from harassment; prohibits the employer from taking certain employment actions toward victims of harassment; requires employer to make reasonable safety accommodations; makes a violation an unlawful employment practice; modifies the definition of a victim of stalking; allows certain state employees to be accompanied by a person of their choosing during any interview requested by the employer.
02/21/2011 Introduced.
02/28/2011 To House Committee on Human Services.
04/14/2011 From House Committee on Human Services: Do pass with amendment.
04/14/2011 Printed A Engrossed Text.
04/14/2011 To Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
05/25/2011 Assigned to House Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development.
06/10/2011 From Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Do pass.
06/14/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
06/15/2011 To Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
06/17/2011 From Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Do pass.
06/20/2011 Passed Senate.
06/20/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
08/02/2011 Signed by Governor.
08/02/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 687

OR H 3668 Matthews (D)
Title: Communication Between State Agencies Regarding Members
Summary: Requires Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries to inform Director of Veterans' Affairs of receipt of written information from or filing of complaint by member or veteran of uniformed service under certain circumstances.
05/17/2011 Introduced.
05/17/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
06/03/2011 From House Committee on Rules: Do pass.
06/07/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
06/15/2011 To Senate Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs.

OR S 612 Senate Judiciary Committee
Title: Construction Labor Contractors
Summary: Requires construction labor contractors to be licensed by Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries; establishes licensing requirements and fees; provides exemptions; requires commissioner to administer and enforce licensing and regulatory requirements and adopt rules; establishes grounds for denying, suspending or revoking license; specifies duties of construction labor contractor; permits commissioner to assess civil penalties for violations.
02/03/2011 Introduced.
02/09/2011 To Senate Committee on Business, Transportation and Economic Development.
02/23/2011 From Senate Committee on Business, Transportation and Economic Development: Without recommendation.
02/23/2011 To Senate Committee on General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection.
05/03/2011 From Senate Committee on General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection: Do pass with amendment.
05/03/2011 Printed A Engrossed Text.
05/05/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
05/12/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.

Pennsylvania

PA H 50 Metcalfe (R)
Title: Union Membership as a Condition of Employment
Summary: Provides that public and private employment shall not be conditional upon membership or nonmembership in, nor upon the payment or nonpayment of money to, a labor organization; provides for bargaining, penalties and remedies.
04/04/2011 Filed.
04/05/2011 Introduced.
04/05/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.
04/05/2011 Corrective reprint issued.

PA H 300 Frankel (D)
Title: Unlawful Discrimination Practices
Summary: Amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for the title, for findings and declaration of policy, for right to freedom from discrimination in employment and, housing and public accommodation; defines sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; further provides for unlawful discriminatory practices, for prohibition of certain real estate practices, for powers and duties of commission, for education program and for construction and exclusiveness of remedy.
04/27/2011 Filed.
04/28/2011 Introduced.
04/28/2011 To House Committee on State Government.

PA H 747 Johnson (D)
Title: Discriminatory Practices in Employment and Real Estate
Summary: Amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for unlawful discriminatory practices relating to certain employment practices and for prohibition of certain real estate practices.
02/17/2011 Filed.
02/17/2011 Introduced.
02/17/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 977 Bishop (D)
Title: Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
Summary: Amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for unlawful discriminatory practices.
03/07/2011 Filed.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/08/2011 To House Committee on State Government.

PA S 865 Costa J (D)
Title: Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
Summary: Amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for the definition of employer; relates to self-employed persons; relates to workplace discrimination.
03/22/2011 Introduced.
03/22/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA S 910 Farnese (D)
Title: Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
Summary: Amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for title of act, for findings and declaration of policy and for right to freedom from discrimination in employment and, housing and public accommodation; further defines employer and defining sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; further provides for unlawful discriminatory practices, for prohibition of certain real estate practices, for powers and duties of commission, for education program and for construction.
04/06/2011 Introduced.
04/06/2011 To Senate Committee on State Government.

PA S 1050 Browne (R)
Title: Human Relations Act
Summary: Amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for findings and declaration of policy, for right to freedom from discrimination in employment and, housing and public accommodation; defines sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; further provides for unlawful discriminatory practices, for powers and duties of commission, for prohibition of certain real estate practices, for education program and for construction and exclusiveness of remedy.
05/10/2011 Introduced.
05/10/2011 To Senate Committee on State Government.

Puerto Rico

PR H 3515 Ferrer Rios (PPD)
Title: Employee Protection Amendment
Summary: Amends Law 100 of 1959 in order to establish a permanent ban including sanctions for the suspension or discrimination against an employee based on the violence one has experienced, motivated by his background, identity, orientation or hereditary condition; promotes respect for diversity and tolerance for individual differences.
06/28/2011 Introduced.

PR H 3516 Ferrer Rios (PPD)
Title: Employee Protection Amendment and Human Resources
Summary: Amends Law 184 of 2004 for the purpose of strengthening the public policy of the Commonwealth at the Human Resources Administration; establishes a permanent ban on the sanction of the use of violence experienced by a citizen based on his background, identity, orientation or hereditary condition including denying an appointment or depriving him of his employment.
06/28/2011 Introduced.

PR S 156 Burgos Andujar (PNP)
Title: Sexual Harassment Awareness
Summary: Establishes a research protocol and filing of criminal actions against sexual harassment and harassment based on sex in the Departments of Justice, the Police of Puerto Rico and the Municipal Police throughout the island, for the purpose of raising awareness and speeding up the process in those government entities.
01/12/2009 Introduced.
01/25/2010 Passed Senate. To House.
03/23/2011 Passed House.
03/30/2011 To Governor.
04/13/2011 Signed by Governor.
04/13/2011 Law Number 61-2011

PR S 1154 Rivera Schatz (PNP)
Title: Continuous Training Act
Summary: Creates the Continuous Training Act for the purpose of requiring that every government official with oversight responsibilities for staff to attend regular training on the merit principle and discrimination against the legislation and collective bargaining in public service.
09/24/2009 Introduced.
11/05/2009 Passed Senate. To House.
11/08/2011 Passed House.

PR S 1446 Vazquez Nieves (PNP)
Title: Mother Workers Act Amendments
Summary: Amends the Working Mother Act in order to reclassify the penalty in force in the Act and provide additional protection for working women.
03/08/2010 Introduced.
11/10/2011 In Senate. Amended on floor.
11/10/2011 Passed Senate. To House.

PR S 1730 Romero Donnelly (PNP)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Establishes the Public Policy of the Government of Puerto Rico against discrimination in employment of all rehabilitated ex-convicts; amends Act 100 of June 30, 1959, as amended, known as the Anti-discrimination in Employment Law for the purposes of implementing this public policy.
08/26/2010 Introduced.
02/28/2011 In Senate. Amended on floor.
02/28/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
06/25/2011 Passed House.
07/01/2011 To Governor.
08/29/2011 Pocket Veto by Governor.

PR S 2160 Pena Ramirez (PNP)
Title: Veteran Discrimination
Summary: Amends Act 100 of June 30, 1959, as amended, to include discrimination on grounds of having served in the Armed Forces of the United States with veteran status.
05/09/2011 Introduced.

Rhode Island
 
South Carolina

SC H 3068 Spires (R)
Title: State Human Affairs Commission
Summary: Authorizes the state human affairs commission to assess a civil penalty for violations of chapter 13, title 1; provides that the revenue from this penalty be deposited in the general fund of the state and appropriated by the general assembly as it considers necessary.
12/07/2010 Prefiled.
12/07/2010 To House Committee on Judiciary.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.

SC H 4127 Sandifer (R)
Title: Unlawful Discharge Remedies
Summary: Relates to remedies for an employee charging certain unlawful discharge or discrimination related to his involvement in complaints or proceedings concerning health and occupational safety law; provides when a private sector employee makes these allegations to the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, the Department immediately shall forward the complaint to the United States Department of Labor Whistleblower Program; provides civil remedies for a violation.
04/26/2011 Introduced.
04/26/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
04/27/2011 Recalled from House Committee on Judiciary.
04/27/2011 To House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

SC S 85 Ford (D)
Title: Credit Reports
Summary: Relates to the definition of a credit report; removes establishing a person's eligibility for employment from the purposes for which this report is intended.
12/01/2010 Prefiled.
12/01/2010 To Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance.

SC S 262 Sheheen (D)
Title: State Government Departmental Report Requirements
Summary: Relates to the departments of state government; makes technical corrections; requires certain reports from the various departments; relates to the definition of report for the purposes of the employment protection for reports of violations of state or federal law or regulation; relates to employment protection; establishes a committee of oversight jurisdiction; provides for program evaluation reports; provides that all testimony must be given under oath; provides that witness may be represented by counsel.
12/15/2010 Prefiled.
12/15/2010 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
04/20/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Reported favorably with amendment.
04/26/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
04/26/2011 Amended on Senate floor.
04/27/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
04/27/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.

SC S 318 Knotts (R)
Title: Adverse Employment Actions
Summary: Relates to civil actions against an employing public body for retaliation against an employee who reports a violation of state or federal law or regulation; removes the one year limitation on the period during which the employee is protection from adverse employment actions.
12/15/2010 Prefiled.
12/15/2010 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/11/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

SC S 694 Bryant (R)
Title: Discrimination Remedies
Summary: Relates to remedies for employees charging discrimination; provides for referral to the United States Department of Labor allegations made by a private sector employee of a violation of existing law; provides for civil remedies; provides that any public sector employing believing that he or she has been discharged or otherwise discriminated against may proceed with a civil action.
03/15/2011 Introduced.
03/15/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
03/30/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry: Reported favorably.
04/28/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
04/28/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
05/11/2011 Recalled from House Committee on Judiciary.
05/11/2011 To House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
05/19/2011 From House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry: Reported favorably.
05/25/2011 Amended on House floor.
05/26/2011 Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
06/01/2011 Senate concurred in House amendments.
06/01/2011 Ordered enrolled.
06/08/2011 To Governor.
06/14/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/20/2011 Act No. 50.

SC S 864 Knotts (R)
Title: Whistleblower and Public Employee Protection Act
Summary: Entitles the state whistleblower and public employee protection act; relates to rewards for reports resulting in savings; eliminates the two thousand dollar cap on rewards; relates to civil actions against an employing public body for retaliation against an employee who reports a violation of state or federal law or regulation; removes the one-year limitation on the period during which the employee is protected.
05/03/2011 Introduced.
05/03/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

South Dakota

SD S 161 Buhl (D)
Title: Discrimination Practice
Summary: Prohibits certain unfair or discriminatory practices based on age and veteran or military status.
01/31/2011 Introduced.
01/31/2011 To Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy.
02/17/2011 From Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy: Do pass with amendment.
02/22/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/23/2011 Failed to pass Senate.

Tennessee

TN H 355 McDonald (D)
Title: Firearms and Ammunition
Summary: Relates to Firearms and Ammunition; prohibits employers from prohibiting employees possessing a handgun carry permit from transporting and storing a firearm out of sight in a locked vehicle on any property set aside for employee parking; prohibits employer from terminating, demoting, or other discrimination against such employees.
02/07/2011 Introduced.
02/10/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/16/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary: Referred to General Subcommittee.

TN H 512 Lundberg (R)
Title: Unemployment Compensation
Summary: Excludes employees working under certain employment contracts for 999 or less hours from qualifying for unemployment benefits.
02/09/2011 Introduced.
02/14/2011 To House Committee on Consumer and Employee Affairs.

TN H 1586 Ragan (R)
Title: Workplace Violence
Summary: Expands the scope of present law to allow any employer or employee who has suffered unlawful violence or a credible threat of violence to seek a temporary restraining order or injunction; broadens the definition of unlawful violence to include intimidation or extortion in addition to assault, aggravated assault or stalking; expands the persons against whom the employer or employee may seek a temporary restraining order or injunction to include an organization that such individual is affiliated with.
02/17/2011 Introduced.
02/24/2011 To House Committee on Commerce.
03/01/2011 In House Committee on Commerce: Referred to General Subcommittee.
03/30/2011 In House Committee on Commerce: General Subcommittee: recommend passage.
04/12/2011 From House Committee on Commerce: Recommend passage.
04/12/2011 To House Committee on Calendar and Rules.
04/19/2011 Placed on Regular Calendar.
04/21/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
05/16/2011 In Senate. Substituted on Senate floor for S 1034
05/16/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate.
05/17/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/18/2011 To Governor.
05/27/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/02/2011 Public Chaptered. Chapter No. 315

TN H 1641 Dennis (R)
Title: Civil Procedure
Summary: Relates to Civil Procedure; establishes a framework for the consideration of evidence offered during all stages of the proceedings in employment discrimination and retaliation discharge cases.
02/17/2011 Introduced.
02/24/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
03/01/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary: Referred to General Subcommittee.
04/27/2011 In House Committee on Judiciary: General Subcommittee: recommend passage.
05/03/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary: Recommend passage with amendment.
05/03/2011 To House Committee on Calendar and Rules.
05/18/2011 Placed on Regular Calendar.
05/20/2011 In House. Amendment adopted on House floor. No. 1
05/20/2011 In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate.
05/20/2011 In Senate. Substituted on Senate floor for S 940
05/20/2011 In Senate. Amendment adopted on Senate floor. No. 1.
05/20/2011 In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
05/21/2011 In House. House concurred in Senate amendment No. 1
05/24/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/31/2011 To Governor.
06/10/2011 Signed by Governor.
06/14/2011 Public Chaptered. Chapter No. 461

TN H 1642 Dennis (R)
Title: Employees
Summary: Relates to Employees; relates to Employers; enacts uniform standards regarding claims of prohibited employment actions.
02/17/2011 Introduced.
02/24/2011 To House Committee on Consumer and Employee Affairs.
03/01/2011 In House Interim Committee on Consumer and Employee Affairs: Referred to General Subcommittee.

TN S 940 Kelsey (R)
Title: Civil Procedure
Summary: Relates to Civil Procedure; establishes a framework for the consideration of evidence offered during all stages of the proceedings in employment discrimination and retaliation cases.
02/16/2011 Introduced.
02/23/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
05/17/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Recommend passage with amendment.
05/17/2011 To Senate Committee on Calendar.
05/20/2011 Placed on Regular Calendar.
05/20/2011 In Senate. Substituted on Senate floor by H 1641

TN S 1053 Barnes (D)
Title: Firearms and Ammunition
Summary: Relates to Firearms and Ammunition; prohibits employers from prohibiting employees possessing a handgun carry permit from transporting and storing a firearm out of sight in a locked vehicle on any property set aside for employee parking; prohibits employer from terminating, demoting, or other discrimination against such employees.
02/16/2011 Introduced.
02/23/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

TN 5 2011 Executive Order No. 3
Title: Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices
Summary: Provides for nondiscrimination in employment practices of the Executive Branch.

Texas

TX H 665 Villarreal (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Relates to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
01/14/2011 Introduced.
02/21/2011 To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

TX H 1747 Veasey (D)
Title: Unlawful Employment Practice
Summary: Relates to retaliation as an unlawful employment practice.
02/24/2011 Introduced.
03/03/2011 To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

TX H 2463 Reynolds (D)
Title: Records Regarding an Employment Discrimination Claim
Summary: Relates to access to certain records regarding an employment discrimination claim.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/14/2011 To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.
04/05/2011 From House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development: Reported favorably.
04/06/2011 Committee report printed and distributed.
04/14/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
04/26/2011 To Senate Committee on Open Government, Select.
05/19/2011 Scheduled for public hearing.
05/20/2011 From Senate Committee on Open Government, Select: Reported as substituted.
05/20/2011 Committee report printed and distributed.
05/25/2011 Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
05/27/2011 House concurred in Senate amendments.
05/29/2011 Reported Enrolled.
05/30/2011 To Governor.
06/17/2011 Signed by Governor.
09/06/2011 Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1012

TX S 280 Davis W (D)
Title: Discrimination and Unlawful Employment Practices
Summary: Relates to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.
12/20/2010 Prefiled.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/31/2011 To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

TX S 1305 Rodriguez J (D)
Title: School District Retaliation Against Against an Employee
Summary: Relates to a prohibition of school district retaliation against an employee for filing a grievance.
03/08/2011 Introduced.
03/16/2011 To Senate Committee on Education.

TX H 83 a Garza (R)
Title: Remedies for Discrimination By a Public Employer
Summary: Relates to remedies for discrimination by a public employer against a public employee in connection with a claim for workers' compensation.
06/21/2011 Introduced.

Utah

UT S 35 Mayne K (D)
Title: Construction Licensees Related Amendments
Summary: Relates to constructions licensees that are unincorporated entities; amends provisions related to wages, workers' compensation, antidiscrimination, and occupational safety and health; addresses workers' compensation fraud; modifies contractor license requirements; addresses the demonstration of financial responsibility; relates to unprofessional or unlawful conduct; addresses lawful presence in the United States; imposes workers' compensation and unemployment coverage requirements on certain licensees.
01/12/2011 Prefiled.
01/24/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.
01/24/2011 From Senate Committee on Rules. To Senate Standing Committee.
01/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Business and Labor.
01/26/2011 In Committee: Bill Substituted by Standing Committee.
01/31/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
01/31/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/01/2011 From House Committee on Rules. To Standing Committee.
02/01/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/03/2011 From House Committee on Business and Labor: Reported favorably as amended.
02/03/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/09/2011 From House Committee on Rules.
02/10/2011 Substituted on House floor.
02/10/2011 Amended on House floor.
02/10/2011 Passed House. To Senate for concurrence.
02/14/2011 Senate concurred in House amendments.
02/14/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/17/2011 Enrolled.
03/17/2011 To Governor.
03/30/2011 Signed by Governor.
03/31/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 413

UT S 100 McAdams (D)
Title: Utah Uniform Securities Act
Summary: Modifies the Utah Uniform Securities Act to address whistleblowing; enacts the Whistleblower Program Act; defines terms; establishes a procedure for disclosing information as a whistleblower; provides protections against adverse employment action; establishes remedies if adverse action is taken; provides administrative fines; creates an award process for whistleblowers; imposes notice requirements; prohibits waiver of rights; establishes the scope of the program.
12/29/2010 Prefiled.
01/24/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.
01/27/2011 From Senate Committee on Rules. To Senate Standing Committee.
01/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2011 In Committee: Bill Substituted by Standing Committee.
02/18/2011 In Committee: Bill Substituted by Standing Committee.
02/25/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
02/25/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/28/2011 From House Committee on Rules. To Standing Committee.
02/28/2011 To House Committee on Business and Labor.
03/04/2011 From House Committee on Business and Labor: Reported favorably.
03/08/2011 Passed House.
03/08/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/18/2011 Enrolled.
03/21/2011 To Governor.
03/25/2011 Signed by Governor.
03/31/2011 Chaptered. Chapter No. 318

UT S 148 McAdams (D)
Title: Utah Fair Housing and Employment
Summary: Modifies the Utah Antidiscrimination Act and Utah Fair Housing Act to address discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity; modifies definition provisions related to employment and housing discrimination, including defining "gender identity" and sexual orientation; includes sexual orientation and gender identity as a consideration in appointments to the Antidiscrimination and Labor Advisory Council.
02/02/2011 Introduced.
02/03/2011 To Senate Committee on Rules.
03/10/2011 Enacting clause struck.

Vermont
 
Virginia

VA H 454 Herring (D)
Title: Virginia Human Rights Council
Summary: Expands the protection for employees for discrimination by certain employers those having more than five but less than 15 employees for failure or refusal to hire or for otherwise discriminating against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation, or of age if the employee is 40 years old or older.
01/12/2010 Prefiled.
01/13/2010 Introduced.
01/13/2010 To House Committee on General Laws.
02/16/2010 Left in committee.

VA H 455 Herring (D)
Title: Genetic Characteristics Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits the Commonwealth and other public bodies from taking adverse employment actions based on genetic testing or genetic characteristics.
01/12/2010 Prefiled.
01/13/2010 Introduced.
01/13/2010 To House Committee on General Laws.
02/16/2010 Left in committee.

VA H 1116 Ebbin (D)
Title: Public Employment
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in public employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.
01/13/2010 Introduced.
01/13/2010 To House Committee on General Laws.
02/16/2010 Left in committee.

VA H 1399 Janis (R)
Title: Fraud Against Taxpayers Act
Summary: Provides that the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act creates a cause of action for an employee of the Commonwealth, its agencies, or any political subdivision against such entity if an adverse employment action is taken against the employee by his employer because the employee has opposed any practice by his employer prohibited by the Act or participated in an investigation, action, or hearing under the Act; provides for a waiver of sovereign immunity.
07/22/2010 Prefiled.
01/07/2011 To House Committee on Courts of Justice.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To House Committee on Courts of Justice.
01/19/2011 From House Committee on Courts of Justice: Reported with amendment.
01/24/2011 Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
01/24/2011 Engrossed by House as amended.
01/25/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
01/26/2011 To Senate Committee on Courts of Justice.
02/21/2011 From Senate Committee on Courts of Justice: Reported with amendment.
02/23/2011 Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/24/2011 Engrossed by Senate as amended.
02/24/2011 Passed Senate. To House for concurrence.
02/24/2011 House concurred in Senate amendments.
03/03/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/06/2011 To Governor.
03/26/2011 Signed by Governor.
03/26/2011 Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 651.

VA H 1509 Scott J (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation.
12/17/2010 Prefiled.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To House Committee on General Laws.
02/08/2011 Left in committee.

VA H 1964 Rust (R)
Title: Public Employment
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in public employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran; provides that the bill contains technical amendments.
01/11/2011 Prefiled.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To House Committee on General Laws.
02/08/2011 Left in committee.

VA H 2046 Ebbin (D)
Title: Public Employment
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in public employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran; defines sexual orientation as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression.
01/11/2011 Prefiled.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To House Committee on General Laws.
02/08/2011 Left in committee.

VA HJR 633 Morrissey (D)
Title: Employment First Initiative
Summary: Requests the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to develop and implement an Employment First initiative for the Commonwealth to increase opportunities for meaningful employment in integrated community settings for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To House Committee on Rules.
02/08/2011 Left in committee.

VA S 66 McEachin (D)
Title: Nondiscrimination in State Employment
Summary: Relates to nondiscrimination in state employment.
01/04/2010 Prefiled.
01/04/2010 To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/13/2010 Introduced.
01/13/2010 To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/27/2010 From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology: Reported favorably.
02/01/2010 Engrossed by Senate.
02/03/2010 Engrossment reconsidered.
02/04/2010 Amendment on Senate floor withdrawn.
02/04/2010 Engrossed by Senate.
02/08/2010 Passed Senate. To House.
02/17/2010 To House Committee on General Laws.
03/14/2010 Left in committee.

VA S 747 McEachin (D)
Title: Nondiscrimination in State Employment
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in state employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran covered by the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended.
10/29/2010 Prefiled.
10/29/2010 To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/12/2011 Introduced.
01/12/2011 To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/26/2011 From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology: Reported favorably.
02/01/2011 Engrossed by Senate.
02/02/2011 Passed Senate. To House.
02/10/2011 To House Committee on General Laws.
02/22/2011 Left in committee.

Washington

WA H 1432 Rodne (R)
Title: Private Employer Veteran Employment Preference
Summary: Provides that in every private, nonpublic employment in the state, honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines who are veterans of any war of the United States, or of any military campaign for which a campaign ribbon was awarded, and their widow or widowers, may be preferred for employment; provides that spouses of honorably discharged veterans who have a service connected permanent and total disability may also be preferred; provides such preference is not an equal employment opportunity violation.
01/21/2011 Introduced.
01/21/2011 To House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
02/02/2011 From House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Do pass.
02/08/2011 Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
02/25/2011 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
02/25/2011 Passed House. To Senate.
03/01/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection.
03/21/2011 Public hearing scheduled.
03/23/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection: Do pass.
03/24/2011 Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
04/06/2011 Rules suspended.
04/06/2011 Passed Senate.
04/06/2011 Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/14/2011 To Governor.
04/20/2011 Signed by Governor.
04/20/2011 Chapter No. 144

WA H 1591 Warnick (R)
Title: Protections Against Workplace Harassment
Summary: Expands protections against workplace harassment in antiharassment protection orders.
01/25/2011 Introduced.
01/26/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/07/2011 Public hearing scheduled.
02/10/2011 Executive session scheduled: No action taken.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

WA S 5412 Keiser (D)
Title: Whistleblowers in the Conveyance Work Industry
Summary: Gives an employee in the conveyance work industry, who is a whistleblower and as a result of being a whistleblower has been subjected to workplace reprisal or retaliatory action, the remedies provided under chapter 49.60 RCW discrimination--human rights commission).
01/24/2011 Introduced.
01/24/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection.
02/15/2011 Public hearing scheduled.
02/21/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection: Do pass.
03/07/2011 Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

WA S 5552 Kohl-Welles (D)
Title: Protections Against Workplace Harassment
Summary: Expands protections against workplace harassment in antiharassment protection orders.
01/28/2011 Introduced.
01/28/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection.
04/26/2011 2011 First Special Session Action.

West Virginia

WV H 2499 Mahan (D)
Title: Equal Employment Opportunity Office
Summary: Establishes an Equal Employment Opportunity Office within the Office of the Governor.
01/14/2011 Introduced.
01/14/2011 To House Committee on Government Organization.
02/09/2011 From House Committee on Government Organization: Do pass as amended.
02/09/2011 To House Committee on Finance.

WV H 3073 Perry (D)
Title: Human Rights Act Purpose
Summary: Clarifies that the Human Rights Act purpose is to provide all citizens equal opportunity for employment, equal access to places of public accommodations, and equal opportunity in housing accommodations.
02/09/2011 Introduced.
02/09/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.

WV HCR 92 Longstreth (D)
Title: Abusive Mistreatment of Employees at Work
Summary: Requests the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study abusive mistreatment of employees at work.
02/21/2011 Introduced.
02/21/2011 To House Committee on Rules.

WV S 101 Palumbo (D)
Title: Equal Pay Coordinator within Office of Governor
Summary: Creates Equal Pay Coordinator within Office of Governor.
01/17/2011 Introduced.
01/17/2011 To Senate Committee on Government Organization.

Wisconsin

WI A 286 Kleefisch (R)
Title: Employer Rights
Summary: Relates to permitting an employer to refuse to employ or to bar or terminate from employment an individual who has been convicted of a felony and who has not been pardoned for that felony; relates to preempting cities, villages, towns, and counties from adopting provisions concerning employment discrimination based on arrest or conviction record that prohibit activity that is allowed under the state fair employment law.
09/29/2011 Introduced.
09/29/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

WI A 289 Litjens (R)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Relates to elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.
09/29/2011 Introduced.
09/29/2011 To Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics.

WI A 344 Zamarripa (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination based on employment status; specifies that employment discrimination because of employment status includes an employer, employment agency, or other person refusing to hire or employ an individual because the individual is currently unemployed and printing or circulating any statement, advertisement, or publication that states or suggests that the qualifications for a job include currently being employed.
10/28/2011 Introduced.
10/28/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

WI A 350 Berceau (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination Based on Credit History
Summary: Relates to employment discrimination based on credit history.
10/31/2011 Introduced.
10/31/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

WI A 364 Roys (D)
Title: Prohibits Abusive Work Environments
Summary: Relates to prohibiting abusive work environments; provides an exception to that exclusive remedy provision permitting an employee who alleges that he or she has been injured by being subjected to an abusive work environment or by being subjected to retaliation or a threat of retaliation for opposing an abusive work environment or for initiating or in any manner participating in an investigation, action, or proceeding to enforce the right not to be subjected to an abusive work environment.
11/09/2011 Introduced.
11/09/2011 To Assembly Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

WI S 42 Wanggaard (R)
Title: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse Or Neglect
Summary: Relates to mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect by school district employees; provides for training in child abuse and neglect identification, laws, and procedures for those employees; provides that no person making a child abuse report in good faith may be discharged from employment, disciplined or otherwise discriminated against in regard to employment, or threatened with any such treatment for so doing.
03/22/2011 Introduced.
03/22/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations.
04/28/2011 In Senate. Amendment No. 1 offered.
05/09/2011 In Senate. Amendment No. 2 offered.
05/12/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations: Recommended as amended. Amendment No. 2.
05/12/2011 Available for Scheduling.
05/16/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Amended on Senate floor. Adopted Amendment No. 2.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Amendment No. 3 offered.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Amendment No. 3 laid on table.
05/17/2011 In Senate. Rules suspended. To third reading. Passed Senate. To Assembly.
05/17/2011 To Assembly Committee on Children and Families.
08/02/2011 2011 Extraordinary Session Convened 07/19/2011.
08/02/2011 From Assembly Committee on Children and Families: Recommended passage.
08/02/2011 To Assembly Committee on Rules.
10/27/2011 From Assembly Committee on Rules: Placed on calendar.
11/01/2011 Made a Special Order of Business.
11/03/2011 In Assembly. Read second time. To third reading.
11/03/2011 In Assembly. Read third time. Passed Assembly.
11/09/2011 Ordered Enrolled.

WI S 202 Grothman (R)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Eliminates the awarding of compensatory and punitive damages to persons who have been discriminated against in employment or subjected to unfair honesty or genetic testing; allows the Department of Workforce Development to still award to such a person back pay, costs, and attorney fees.
09/27/2011 Introduced.
09/27/2011 To Senate Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations.
10/26/2011 From Senate Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations: Recommended passage.
10/26/2011 Available for Scheduling.
11/01/2011 In Senate. Placed on Calendar.
11/02/2011 In Senate. Read second time.
11/02/2011 In Senate. Substitute Amendment No. 1 offered.
11/02/2011 In Senate. Substitute Amendment No. 1 laid on table.
11/02/2011 In Assembly. To third reading.
11/03/2011 In Senate. Rules suspended. To third reading. Passed Senate. To Assembly.

WI S 207 Darling (R)
Title: Employer Rights
Summary: Relates to permitting an employer to refuse to employ or to bar or terminate from employment an individual who has been convicted of a felony and who has not been pardoned for that felony and preempting cities, villages, towns, and counties from adopting provisions concerning employment discrimination based on arrest or conviction record that prohibit activity that is allowed under the state fair employment law.
09/28/2011 Introduced.
09/28/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs.
11/02/2011 In Senate. Amendment No. 1 offered.
11/02/2011 From Senate Committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs. Recommended as amended. Amendment No. 1
11/02/2011 Available for Scheduling.

WI S 246 Taylor L (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination based on credit history; specifies that employment discrimination because of credit history includes an employer, labor organization, employment agency, licensing agency, or other person requesting an applicant, employee, member, licensee, or any other individual to authorize that person to procure the individual's credit history.
10/19/2011 Introduced.
10/19/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs.

WI S 249 Hansen (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination based on employment status; specifies that employment discrimination because of employment status includes an employer, employment agency, or other person refusing to hire or employ an individual because the individual is currently unemployed and printing or circulating any statement, advertisement, or publication that states or suggests that the qualifications for a job include currently being employed.
10/21/2011 Introduced.
10/21/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs.

WI S 277 Coggs (D)
Title: Prohibits Abusive Work Environments
Summary: Relates to prohibiting abusive work environments and permitting a person who has been subject to such an environment to bring a civil action.
11/01/2011 Introduced.
11/01/2011 To Senate Committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs.

Wyoming

WY H 82 Byrd (D)
Title: Fair Employment Practices and Retaliation
Summary: Relates to fair employment practices; provides that discriminatory and unfair employment practices include specified retaliatory acts.
01/10/2011 Prefiled.
01/11/2011 Introduced.
01/17/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
01/21/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
02/02/2011 Failed to pass House.

WY H 142 Connolly (D)
Title: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Summary: Relates to discrimination; prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
01/13/2011 Introduced.
01/17/2011 To House Committee on Judiciary.
01/25/2011 From House Committee on Judiciary: Do pass.
01/31/2011 Indefinitely postponed.

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