2015 Employment Discrimination Legislation

11/23/2015

2015 Year End Summary of Employment Discrimination Legislation

Employment discrimination bills were introduced in 27 states and the District of Columbia during the 2015 legislative session. Bills were enacted in 27 states and D.C., addressing issues including retaliation for reporting fraud or other illegal activities, discussing wages, or using benefits such as family leave. Other enactments prohibit discrimination in wages or unfair treatment based on pregnancy or for being the victim of domestic violence. Other legislation provided for veteran’s preference in hiring and for limiting the use of criminal history information for screening applicants.

ALABAMA

AL H 657 | Ball (R)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits state employers from discriminating against any person on the basis of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, age, or any other trait or characteristic, whether immutable or otherwise, that is unrelated to his or her employment or ability to perform job-related tasks.
05/12/2015  Introduced.
05/12/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
05/26/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably.
06/03/2015  Indefinitely postponed.

AL S 134 | Ross (D)
Title:  Employment and Employee Conviction History
Summary: Prohibits employers from considering an applicant's conviction history until the applicant has received a conditional offer, unless the conviction is specific to the position.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development.

AL S 195 | Smitherman (D)
Title:  Harassment and Intimidation in the Workplace
Summary: Makes harassment, intimidation, or bullying in the workplace an unfair labor practice; defines harassment, intimidation, or bullying; provides a cause of action for an employee against an employer or fellow employee who commits the act of harassment, intimidation, or bullying in the workplace; requires employers to establish and implement a policy to address harassment, intimidation, or bullying in the workplace and to promote harassment and bullying prevention.
03/10/2015  Introduced.
03/10/2015  To Senate Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development.

AL S 269 | Holtzclaw (R)
Title:  Veterans Preference Employment Policy
Summary: Provides that a private employer may have a written voluntary veterans' preference employment policy.
03/18/2015  Introduced.
03/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs.
04/02/2015  From Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs:  Reported favorably.
04/16/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (34-0)
04/21/2015  To House Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs.
04/30/2015  From House Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs: Reported favorably.
05/28/2015  Passed House. (97-0)
05/28/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/28/2015  To Governor.
06/03/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/03/2015  Act No. 2015-314

AL S 367 | Williams Ph (R)
Title:  Restrictive Covenants In Contracts
Summary: Clarifies and restates the law relating to restrictive covenants; relates to a contract between two or more persons or businesses or a person and a business limiting their ability to hire or employ the agent, servant, or employees of a party to the contract is permitted where the agent, servant, or employee holds a position uniquely essential to the management, organization, or service of the business; relates to trade secrets and confidential information.
04/09/2015  Introduced.
04/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
04/28/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably with amendment.
05/19/2015  Judiciary Committee amendment offered on Senate floor.
05/19/2015  Judiciary Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
05/19/2015  Passed Senate. To House. (30-0)
05/19/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
05/28/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary: Reported favorably.

AL S 482 | Marsh (R)
Title:  Discrimination Against State Employees Prohibition
Summary: Prohibits discrimination against any state employee or prospective state employee on the basis of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age.
05/19/2015  Introduced.
05/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.

ARIZONA

AZ H 2188 | Mach (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination and Prohibition
Summary: Relates to employment discrimination; relates to prohibition.
01/15/2015  Introduced.

AZ H 2410 | Stevens (R)
Title:  Municipalities and Traffic Citation Quota
Summary: Prohibits a municipality, police department, sheriff, board of supervisors, or the Department of Public Safety from establishing a traffic complaint quota for peace officers employed by the police department, base the determination of a peace officer's rank on the number of traffic complaints the peace officer issues or consider as a factor the number of traffic complaints a peace officer issues when determining the peace officer's rank.
01/15/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To House Committee on County and Municipal Affairs.
01/22/2015  Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.
01/26/2015  From House Committee on County and Municipal Affairs: Do pass. (8-0)
02/09/2015  From House Committee on Rules:  Do pass constitutional and in proper form. (9-0)
02/11/2015  To House Committee of the Whole.
02/11/2015  In House Committee of the Whole.  Amended.
02/11/2015  From House Committee of the Whole.  To third reading.
02/11/2015  House Engrossed. Printed.
02/12/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House.  To Senate. (54-4)
02/17/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Safety, Military and Technology.
02/17/2015  Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
02/25/2015  From Senate Committee on Public Safety, Military and Technology:  Do pass. (6-0)
03/04/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules:  Do pass proper for consideration.
03/04/2015  Placed on Senate Consent Calendar.
03/04/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Consent Calendar.
03/17/2015  To Senate Committee of the Whole.
03/17/2015  In Senate Committee of the Whole.  Amended.
03/17/2015  From Senate Committee of the Whole.  To third reading.
03/18/2015  Senate Engrossed. Printed.
03/18/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate. To House for concurrence. (29-0)
03/23/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (48-9)
03/23/2015  In House. Finally passed.
03/23/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/24/2015  To Governor.
03/30/2015  Vetoed by Governor.

AZ S 1013 | Ableser (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Relates to employment discrimination; relates to enforcement; relates to damages.
01/08/2015  Prefiled.
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Government.
01/12/2015  Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules.

AZ S 1327 | Miranda C (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination and Prohibition
Summary: Relates to employment discrimination; relates to prohibition.
01/29/2015  Introduced.
04/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.

AZ S 1467 | Allen (R)
Title:  Law Enforcement Officer Rights
Summary: Provides that the Attorney General has jurisdiction to enforce the bill of rights and may seek relief for certain violations; permits a law enforcement officer to audio record an interview by an employer; requires an employer to include exculpatory evidence in an investigative file; relates to appeals of disciplinary actions.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Safety, Military and Technology.
02/03/2015  Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
02/18/2015  From Senate Committee on Public Safety, Military and Technology:  Do pass with amendment. Strike Everything. (6-0)
02/23/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules:  Do pass proper for consideration.
02/26/2015  To Senate Committee of the Whole.
02/26/2015  In Senate Committee of the Whole.  Public Safety, Military and Technology Committee amendment adopted.
02/26/2015  In Senate Committee of the Whole.  Amended.
02/26/2015  From Senate Committee of the Whole.  To third reading.
03/02/2015  Senate Engrossed. Printed.
03/05/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House. (30-0)
03/12/2015  To House Committee on Military Affairs and Public Safety.
03/12/2015  Additionally referred to House Committee on Rules.
03/19/2015  From House Committee on Military Affairs and Public Safety:  Do pass. (7-2)
03/24/2015  From House Committee on Rules:  Do pass constitutional and in proper form. (9-0)
03/25/2015  To House Committee of the Whole.
03/31/2015  In House Committee of the Whole.  Amended.
03/31/2015  From House Committee of the Whole.  To third reading.
03/31/2015  House Engrossed. Printed.

ARKANSAS

AR H 1163 | Bell (R)
Title:  Law Concerning Political Freedom of Public Employees
Summary: Amends Arkansas law concerning the political freedom of public employees; relates to discrimination against an employee because the employee exercised a right or privilege under the Freedom of Information Act.
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
02/04/2015  From House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs:  Do pass.
02/06/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (89-0)
02/09/2015  To Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
02/12/2015  From Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs:  Do pass.
02/17/2015  Passed Senate. (33-0)
02/18/2015  To Governor.
02/18/2015  Signed by Governor.
02/18/2015  Act No. 102

AR H 1861 | Murdock (D)
Title:  Maximum Teacher Salary Schedule
Summary: Establishes a maximum teacher salary schedule; provides a school district board of directors shall not adopt a salary schedule for licensed teachers that exceeds the minimum teacher salary schedule by more than a specified amount.
03/09/2015  Introduced.
03/09/2015  To House Committee on Journal.
03/16/2015  Withdrawn from House Committee on Journal.
03/16/2015  Amended on House floor.
03/16/2015  To House Committee on Education.
03/23/2015  Withdrawn by Author.

AR H 1945 | Hammer (R)
Title:  Prevention and Detection of Government Fraud
Summary: Concerns the prevention and detection of fraud and other improper activities within state government; provides that a public employer shall not take an adverse action against a public employee because of a report of a loss of public funds; provides that investigation reports are confidential; provides that final reports shall be open to public inspection.
03/09/2015  Introduced.
03/10/2015  To House Committee on Journal.
03/17/2015  Withdrawn from House Committee on Journal.
03/17/2015  Amended on House floor.
03/17/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
03/18/2015  From House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs:  Do pass.
03/20/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (84-0)
03/23/2015  To Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
03/24/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
03/24/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
03/24/2015  Rereferred to Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
03/26/2015  From Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs:  Do pass as amended.
03/27/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
03/27/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence.
03/27/2015  To House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs.
03/30/2015  From House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs:  Do pass.
03/30/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (81-0)
03/31/2015  To Governor.
04/06/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/06/2015  Act No. 1103

AR S 202 | Hester (R)
Title: Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act
Summary: Amends the law concerning ordinances of cities and counties by creating the Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act; ensures that businesses, organizations, and employers doing business in the state are subject to uniform nondiscrimination laws and obligations; prohibits a county, municipality, or other political subdivision of the state from adopting or enforcing an ordinance, resolution, rule, or policy that creates a protected classification or prohibits discrimination on a basis not contained in state law.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on City, County and Local Affairs.
02/05/2015  From Senate Committee on City, County and Local Affairs:  Do pass.
02/09/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (23-8)
02/09/2015  To House Committee on City, County and Local Affairs.
02/11/2015  From House Committee on City, County and Local Affairs:  Do pass.
02/13/2015  Passed House. (56-21)
02/17/2015  To governor.
02/24/2015  Became law without governor’s signature.
02/24/2015  Act No. 137

CALIFORNIA

CA A 1050 | Low (D)
Title:  State Employees: Charitable Deductions
Summary: Requires a charitable organization to certify that it is in compliance with the Unruh Civil Rights Act and to provide the State Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, in electronic format, with a written nondiscrimination policy or statement that it does not have one, but otherwise complies with the Act.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
03/19/2015  To Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security.
04/06/2015  Re-referred to Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review.
04/21/2015  From Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review with author's amendments.
04/21/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review.
04/29/2015  From Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (8-1)
05/13/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (13-4)
05/14/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
05/26/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (62-7)
06/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
06/23/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-1)
07/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations: To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and amend.
07/07/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. To third reading.
09/18/2015  In Senate.  Ordered to Inactive File due to inaction prior to Fall Recess.

CA A 1065 | Chiu (D)
Title:  Employment: Unfair Practices
Summary: Make it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to request more or different documents than are required under federal law relating to verification that an individual is not an unauthorized alien, to refuse to honor certain documents, or to discriminate against an immigrant with authorization to work based upon the specific status or term that accompanies the authority to work, or to attempt to reinvestigate or reverify an incumbent employee's authorization to work.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
03/19/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/15/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/15/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-1)
05/06/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Held in committee.

CA A 1354 | Dodd (D)
Title:  Discrimination: Equal Pay: State Contracting
Summary: Enacts the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act of 2015. Requires certain employers, prior to becoming a contractor or subcontractor with the state, to submit an income equality program to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and specified periodic reports of its compliance with that program. Authorizes requiring approval and certification of the program. Permits a requirement for a nondiscrimination report from certain employers. Requires a definition of employee. Requires equal opportunity procedures.
02/27/2015  Introduced.
03/26/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
05/06/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (12-4)
06/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
06/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/03/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (55-23)
06/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Governmental Organization.
07/07/2015  From Senate Committee on Governmental Organization with author's amendments.
07/07/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Governmental Organization.
07/14/2015  From Senate Committee on Governmental Organization:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (9-3)
08/17/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (5-2)
08/31/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended.  To third reading.
09/02/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
09/03/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/04/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly for concurrence. (26-13)
09/08/2015  In Assembly.  Assembly concurred in Senate amendments.  To enrollment. (54-25)
09/10/2015  Enrolled.
09/17/2015  To Governor.
10/11/2015  Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 1383 | Jones (R)
Title:  Veterans Preferences: Voluntary Policy
Summary: Enacts the Voluntary Veterans' Preference Employment Policy. Authorizes a private employer to establish and maintain a written veterans' preference employment policy to be used to hire or retain a veteran over another qualified applicant or employee. Removes certain references to discrimination on account of sex and to Vietnam-era veterans and provides that nothing in a specified act relating to discrimination affects the right of an employer to use veteran status as a hiring factor.
02/27/2015  Introduced.
03/26/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/26/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/26/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/20/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/20/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (7-0)
05/06/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (17-0)
05/28/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
06/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (77-0)
06/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
06/19/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary with author's amendments.
06/19/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Judiciary.
06/30/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Heard, remains in Committee.
07/14/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Not heard.

CA A 1509 | Hernandez R (D)
Title:  Employer Liability
Summary: Extends the protections against discharge, discrimination, retaliation, or taking any adverse action against an employee or applicant because of the engaging in protected conduct to an employee who is a family member of a person who engaged in, or was perceived to engage in, the protected conduct or make a complaint protected by these provisions. Defines related terms. Expands employers excluded from labor contracting requirements to include specified household goods carrier used in a specified manner.
03/04/2015  Introduced.
03/26/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/26/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/26/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
04/27/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/06/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (12-5)
05/07/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
05/14/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (54-26)
05/28/2015  To Senate Committees on Labor and Industrial Relations and Judiciary.
06/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (4-1)
06/23/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
07/06/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Not heard.
07/13/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (5-2)
07/14/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
08/31/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
09/01/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/02/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly for concurrence. (27-13)
09/04/2015  In Assembly.  Assembly concurred in Senate amendments.  To enrollment. (53-25)
09/09/2015  Enrolled.
09/16/2015  To Governor.
10/11/2015  Signed by Governor.
10/11/2015  Chaptered by Secretary of State.  Chapter No. 792

CA A 202 | Gonzalez (D)
Title:  Professional Sports Teams: Cheerleaders: Employee Status
Summary: Requires a cheerleader, for purposes of the provisions of State law that govern employment, including the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code and the State Fair Employment and Housing Act, who is utilized by a State-based professional sports team during its exhibitions, events, or games to be deemed an employee. Requires such team to ensure that the cheerleader is classified as an employee.
01/29/2015  Introduced.
02/09/2015  To Assembly Committees on Labor and Employment and Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media.
04/06/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/06/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/08/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Arts, ENT., Sports, Tourism and Internet Media. (5-2)
04/15/2015  From Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media with author's amendments.
04/15/2015  In Assembly. Read second time and amended. Rerefer to Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media.
04/21/2015  From Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
05/06/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (12-5)
05/07/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
05/11/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (56-23)
05/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (4-1)
06/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
06/23/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/29/2015  In Senate.  Read third time. Passed Senate.  To enrollment. (26-6)
07/02/2015  Enrolled.
07/09/2015  To Governor.
07/15/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/15/2015  Chaptered by Secretary of State.  Chapter No. 102

CA A 272 | Lackey (R)
Title:  Fair Employment and Housing Act: Peace Reserves
Summary: Amends the State Fair Employment and Housing Act that states that specified persons deputized or appointed as a reserve or auxiliary peace officer by a property authority, who is assigned specified police functions by that authority or is designated by local ordinance or resolution, and who meets specified requirements, is a peace officer. Makes a person deputized or appointed by the proper authority as a peace officer an employee for purposes of the State Fair Employment and Housing Act.
02/11/2015  Introduced.
03/12/2015  To Assembly Committees on Labor and Employment and Judiciary.
03/12/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/12/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/08/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (7-0)
04/14/2015  From Assembly Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (10-0)
04/15/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
04/29/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (17-0)
04/30/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
05/07/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (75-0)
05/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Safety.
06/05/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
06/11/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-0)
07/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
07/07/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
08/17/2015  In Senate.  Read third time. Passed Senate.  To enrollment. (37-0)
08/19/2015  Enrolled.
08/24/2015  To Governor.
09/08/2015  Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 289 | Melendez (R)
Title:  Legislative Employee Whistleblower Protection Act
Summary: Prohibits interference with the right of defined legislative employees to make protected disclosures of ethics violations and prohibits retaliation against legislative employees who have made protected disclosures. Establishes a procedure for legislative employees to report violations of these provisions to the Legislature. Imposes civil and criminal liability on a person who interferes with a legislative employee's right to make a protected disclosure or who engages in retaliatory acts.
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/23/2015  To Assembly Committees on Judiciary and Rules.
03/17/2015  From Assembly Committee on Judiciary: Do pass as amended to Committee on Rules. (10-0)
03/19/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Rules.
04/23/2015  From Assembly Committee on Rules:  Do pass.  To Consent Calendar. (10-0)
04/27/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To Consent Calendar.
04/30/2015  Re-referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations.
05/06/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended.  To Consent Calendar. (17-0)
05/11/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
05/12/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To Consent Calendar.
05/18/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (77-0)
05/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
06/16/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (7-0)
06/23/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
08/17/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/27/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Held in committee.

CA A 357 | Chiu (D)
Title:  Employment: Work Hours: Fair Scheduling Act of 2015
Summary: Requires a food and general retail establishment to provide its employees with an specified advance notice of their schedule. Requires those establishments to pay those employees additional pay for each previously schedule shift the employees are required to work. Requires the employees be paid for each on-call shift the employees do not work. Prohibits action against an employee for a documented welfare-related appointment. Prohibits sanctions for refusing employment under specified conditions.
02/17/2015  Introduced.
03/12/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/12/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/12/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/25/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/25/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/06/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/06/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/16/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/16/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (4-3)
04/27/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/01/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations with author's amendments.
05/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/13/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (11-6)
06/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
06/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/04/2015  In Assembly.  To Inactive File.

CA A 465 | Hernandez R (D)
Title:  Contracts Against Public Policy
Summary: Prohibits any person from requiring another person, as a condition of employment, to agree to the waiver of any legal right, penalty, forum, or procedures for any employment law violations. Prohibits a person from threatening, retaliating against, or discriminating against another person based on a refusal to agree to such waiver. Provides such waiver is against public policy and unenforceable. Requires any waiver to be voluntary and in writing. Exempts specified organizations from these provisions.
02/23/2015  Introduced.
03/26/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/26/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/26/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/30/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/30/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
05/06/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass. (5-2)
05/11/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
05/14/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (45-30)
05/28/2015  To Senate Committees on Labor and Industrial Relations and Judiciary.
06/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (4-1)
06/23/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass. (5-2)
06/25/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
07/02/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
07/06/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
08/19/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
08/20/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
08/24/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly for concurrence. (22-15)
08/27/2015  In Assembly.  Assembly concurred in Senate amendments.  To enrollment. (46-31)
08/31/2015  Enrolled.
09/03/2015  To Governor.
10/11/2015  Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 676 | Calderon I (D)
Title:  Employment: Discrimination: Status as Unemployed
Summary: Prohibits an employer from publishing an advertisement for a job that states or indicates that an unemployed person is not eligible for the job. Prohibits an employer from asking an applicant for employment to disclose the applicant's current employment status. Provides an exception.
02/25/2015  Introduced.
03/09/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/08/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-1)
04/22/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (12-5)
06/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (51-27)
06/11/2015  To Senate Committees on Labor and Industrial Relations and Judiciary.
06/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (4-1)
06/30/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
08/17/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (5-2)
08/31/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended.  To third reading.
09/01/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate. To Assembly for concurrence. (28-9)
09/03/2015  In Assembly.  Assembly concurred in Senate amendments. To enrollment. (52-27)
09/08/2015  Enrolled.
09/16/2015  To Governor.
10/10/2015  Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 883 | Low (D)
Title:  Employment: Public Employee Status
Summary: Prohibits a Ssate or local agency from publishing or posting a job advertisement or announcement that states or indicates that an individual's status as a current or former public employee disqualifies an individual from eligibility for employment. Prohibits an agency from asking an applicant to specifically disclose the applicant's status as a current or former public employee until the employer has determined that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for employment.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
03/16/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
03/24/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/24/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/06/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
04/06/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/08/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-1)
04/22/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (12-5)
06/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
06/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/03/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (52-27)
06/18/2015  To Senate Committees on Labor and Industrial Relations and Judiciary.
06/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (4-1)
07/07/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Heard, remains in Committee.
07/14/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
07/16/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
08/17/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (5-2)
08/31/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended.  To third reading.
09/04/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
09/08/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/09/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly for concurrence. (29-9)
09/10/2015  In Assembly.  Assembly concurred in Senate amendments.  To enrollment. (65-13)
09/14/2015  Enrolled.
09/18/2015  To Governor.
10/10/2015  Vetoed by Governor.

CA A 984 | Calderon I (D)
Title:  Use of Age Information in Employment
Summary: Prohibits an employer from using information regarding a person's age in making any employment decision regarding that person. Provides that a commercial online entertainment employment service provider, as defined, who accepts payment from persons in the State to post resumes and other information online is subject to the antidiscrimination laws of the State.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
03/26/2015  To Assembly Committees on Labor and Employment and Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media.
03/26/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment with author's amendments.
03/26/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Media. (5-2)
04/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media: Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-1)
05/13/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Held in committee.

CA A 987 | Levine (D)
Title:  Employment: Unlawful Employment Practices
Summary: Prohibits an employer or other covered entity from retaliating or otherwise discriminating against a person for requesting accommodation of his or her disability or religious beliefs, regardless of whether the accommodation request was granted.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
03/16/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
04/08/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (6-0)
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (17-0)
04/23/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
04/27/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (76-0)
05/07/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
05/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary with author's amendments.
05/27/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Judiciary.
06/09/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (7-0)
06/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
06/23/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/29/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly for concurrence. (39-0)
07/02/2015  In Assembly.  Assembly concurred in Senate amendments.  To enrollment. (74-0)
07/07/2015  Enrolled.
07/09/2015  To Governor.
07/16/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/16/2015  Chaptered by Secretary of State.  Chapter No. 122

CA S 249 | Hueso (D)
Title:  Vehicles: Enhanced Drivers License
Summary: Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to enter into an agreement with a federal agency for the purpose of facilitating travel within a specified area pursuant to a federal initiative through the issuance of an enhanced driver's license, provisional license, or identification card. Provides application procedures. Requires a protective shield and other security. Requires privacy. Requires fees to be placed into a specified account.
02/18/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To Senate Committees on Transportation and Housing and Judiciary.
04/07/2015  From Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (11-0)
04/21/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (5-2)
04/30/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/18/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (7-0)
05/28/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/01/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (36-3)
06/15/2015  To Assembly Committees on Transportation and Judiciary.
06/29/2015  From Assembly Committee on Transportation:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (15-0)
07/14/2015  From Assembly Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (10-0)
07/16/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
08/19/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/27/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (17-0)
08/28/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
08/31/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (75-2)
09/02/2015  In Senate.  Ordered returned to Assembly.  To Assembly.
09/02/2015  In Assembly.  Action rescinded whereby bill was read third time and passed.  To third reading.
09/04/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time and amended.  To third reading.
09/04/2015  Re-referred to Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
09/08/2015  From Assembly Committee on Judiciary: Do pass as amended. (10-0)
09/09/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
09/10/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/11/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (73-2)
09/11/2015  In Senate.  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments.  To enrollment. (38-1)
09/16/2015  Enrolled.
09/18/2015  To Governor.
10/09/2015  Vetoed by Governor.

CA S 358 | Jackson (D)
Title:  Conditions of Employment: Gender Wage Differential
Summary: Relates to conditions of employment and a gender wage differential. Eliminates a requirement the pay differential be within the same establishment. Prohibits an employer from discharging, discriminating or retaliating against any employee by reason of any action taken by the employee to invoke or assist in any manner the enforcement of equal work provisions. Authorizes related civil actions. Prohibits an employer from prohibiting employees from discussions regarding wages. Relates to recordkeeping.
02/24/2015  Introduced.
03/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations with author's amendments.
04/06/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Do pass to Committee on Rules. (4-0)
04/23/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
04/28/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (5-1)
05/05/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/12/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations with author's amendments.
05/12/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
05/18/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (5-0)
05/19/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
05/26/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (38-0)
06/11/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
06/24/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (6-1)
07/07/2015  From Assembly Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended to Committee on Appropriations. (10-0)
07/09/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
08/19/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (17-0)
08/20/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
08/27/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (76-2)
08/31/2015  In Senate.  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments.  To enrollment. (40-0)
08/31/2015  In Senate.  Reconsideration granted.
08/31/2015  In Senate.  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments.  To enrollment. (40-0)
08/31/2015  Enrolled.
09/01/2015  To Governor.
10/06/2015  Signed by Governor.
10/06/2015  Chaptered by Secretary of State.  Chapter No. 546

CA S 579 | Jackson (D)
Title:  Employees: Time Off
Summary: Includes the addressing of a child care provider emergency or a school emergency and the finding, enrolling, or reenrolling a child in a school or with a child care provider as activities for which a parent having child custody shall not discriminated against or discharged. Defines parent to include specified family members. Requires an employer to permit an employee to use sick leave for purposes of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act. Redefines sick leave. Prohibits certain employer actions.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
03/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/15/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations with author's amendments.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
04/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (4-1)
05/04/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  To second reading without further hearing pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
05/05/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/02/2015  In Senate.  Read third time and amended.  To second reading.
06/03/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/04/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (38-1)
06/18/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment.
06/24/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (6-1)
07/16/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations with author's amendments.
07/16/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations.
08/19/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (17-0)
08/20/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (77-0)
09/02/2015  In Senate.  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments.  To enrollment. (40-0)
09/03/2015  Enrolled.
09/08/2015  To Governor.
10/11/2015  Signed by Governor.
10/11/2015  Chaptered by Secretary of State.  Chapter No. 802

CA S 703 | Leno (D)
Title:  Public contracts: Prohibitions: Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits a state agency from entering into contracts for the acquisition of goods or services of a specified minimum amount with a contractor that discriminates between employees on the basis of gender identity in the provision of benefits.
02/27/2015  Introduced.
03/19/2015  To Senate Committees on Governmental Organization and Judiciary.
04/14/2015  From Senate Committee on Governmental Organization:  Do pass to Committee on Judiciary. (7-3)
04/21/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (5-1)
05/04/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (5-2)
06/01/2015  In Senate.  Read second time and amended.  To third reading.
06/03/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (25-13)
06/18/2015  To Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review.
07/01/2015  From Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (6-3)
07/15/2015  In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
08/27/2015  From Assembly Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass as amended. (12-5)
08/31/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time and amended.  To second reading.
09/01/2015  In Assembly.  Read second time.  To third reading.
09/02/2015  In Assembly.  Read third time.  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (53-24)
09/04/2015  In Senate.  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments.  To enrollment. (26-12)
09/08/2015  Enrolled.
09/10/2015  To Governor.
10/07/2015  Signed by Governor.
10/07/2015  Chaptered by Secretary of State.  Chapter No. 578

CA S 780 | Mendoza (D)
Title:  Psychiatric Technicians and Assistants: Overtime
Summary: Prohibits a psychiatric technician or psychiatric technician assistant employed by the State in a specified type of facility from being compelled to work in excess of a regularly scheduled workweek or work shift. Provides that a refusal to accept certain additional hours shall not constitute patient abandonment or neglect or be grounds for discrimination, dismissal, discharge, or any other penalty.
02/27/2015  Introduced.
03/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement.
04/13/2015  From Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement:  Do pass to Committee on Appropriations. (3-1)
04/27/2015  In Senate Committee on Appropriations: To Suspense File.
05/28/2015  From Senate Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (5-2)
05/28/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading.
06/01/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (22-11)
06/18/2015  To Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security.

COLORADO

CO H 1076 | Everett (R)
Title:  Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation
Summary: Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation.
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/12/2015  To House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs.
02/04/2015  From House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs: Postponed indefinitely. (6-5)

CO H 1172 | DelGrosso (R)
Title:  Punitive Awards in Employment Discrimination Cases
Summary: Concerns the elimination of punitive damage awards in employment discrimination cases filed under state law.
01/29/2015  Introduced.
01/29/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/19/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Postponed indefinitely. (7-6)

CONNECTICUT

CT H 5923 | Hewett (D)
Title:  Visible Tattoos on State Police Applicants
Summary: Concerns visible tattoos on state police applicants; prohibits the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection from disqualifying state police applicants on the basis of visible tattoos.
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/21/2015  To Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security.
03/19/2015  Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6193 | Adinolfi (R)
Title:  Coerced Abortions
Summary: Creates criminal penalties for anyone who forces or coerces a woman to have an abortion; requires mandatory reporting of suspected forced or coerced abortions; creates civil penalties against employers, educational institutions, social assistance agencies or medical personnel who threaten a woman with the loss of employment or other opportunity for refusing to terminate her pregnancy.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Joint Committee on Judiciary.
04/13/2015  Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6248 | Zoni (D)
Title:  Employers From Discriminating Against Employees
Summary: Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of credit status; protects individuals from workplace discrimination on the basis of personal credit status.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
03/17/2015  Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6850 | Sharkey (D)
Title:  Pay Equity and Fairness
Summary: Concerns pay equity and fairness; provides that no employer shall prohibit or retaliate against an employee who discloses wages or the wages of another employee of the same employer that have been disclosed voluntarily or any employee who inquires about the wages of another employee, Prohibits requiring an employee to sign a waiver denying the right to inquire about the wages of another employee. Provides that no employer or employee is required to disclose wages; provides a cause of action and damages.
02/19/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/27/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled 03/03.
03/12/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees:  Reported favorably. (13-0)
03/17/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/26/2015  Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
04/01/2015  Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
04/01/2015  House Calendar No. 228.
04/01/2015  Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 372
05/01/2015  To Joint Committee on Judiciary.
05/05/2015  From Joint Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably. (28-16)
05/05/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
05/05/2015  Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
05/26/2015  House adopted House Amendment Schedule A 7941.
05/26/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (104-40)
05/27/2015  Senate Calendar No. 602.
05/27/2015  Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 900
06/03/2015  Senate adopted House Amendment Schedule A.
06/03/2015  Passed Senate. (29-7)
06/03/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/16/2015  Enrolled Public ACT No. 15-196.
06/18/2015  To Governor.
07/02/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/02/2015  Public Act No. 15-196

CT H 7103 a | Sharkey (D)
Title:  Excessive Use of Force
Summary: Concerns excessive use of force; provides for a review of training; provides for an investigation into use of physical force by law enforcement in which another person dies; requires each law enforcement agency to develop and implement guidelines for the recruitment, retention and promotion of minority police officers.
06/29/2015  Introduced.
06/29/2015  Emergency Certification.
06/29/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (108-37)
06/29/2015  Passed Senate. (36-0)
06/29/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/29/2015  To Governor.
07/06/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/10/2015  Public Act No. 15-4

CT S 426 | Looney (D)
Title:  Employee Online Privacy
Summary: Concerns employee online privacy; prohibits employers or potential employers from requiring employees or potential employees to provide passwords or usernames to their personal online accounts as a condition of employment, or requiring to join their personal online account network. Prohibits a refusal to hire, discrimination or discharge for employee refusal; provides an exception for accounts used for an employer's business or for employer-supplied devices. Provides for civil damages for violations.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/05/2015  Vote to Draft.
02/11/2015  Drafted by Committee.
02/13/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/27/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled 03/05.
03/12/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees:  Reported with substitute. (13-0)
03/16/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/23/2015  Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
03/30/2015  Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/30/2015  Senate Calendar No. 225.
03/30/2015  Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 292
04/22/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (35-1)
04/24/2015  House Calendar No. 477.
05/06/2015  Passed House. (135-14)
05/06/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/11/2015  Enrolled Public ACT No. 15-6.
05/19/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/19/2015  Public Act No. 15-6

CT S 428 | Looney (D)
Title:  Intern Harassment and Discrimination
Summary: Protects interns from workplace harassment and discrimination; prohibits refusal to hire based on race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including blindness; prohibits sexual harassment.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/10/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled 02/17.
02/19/2015  Vote to Draft.
03/04/2015  Drafted by Committee.
03/05/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
03/12/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees:  Reported with substitute. (13-0)
03/16/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/20/2015  Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
03/26/2015  Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/26/2015  Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 250
03/26/2015  Senate Calendar No. 197.
04/14/2015  Senate adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A 6178.
04/14/2015  To Joint Committee on Judiciary.
04/20/2015  From Joint Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably. (42-0)
04/21/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
04/21/2015  Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
05/14/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (32-0)
05/15/2015  House Calendar No. 551.
05/26/2015  House adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A.
05/26/2015  Passed House. (146-0)
05/26/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/02/2015  Enrolled Public ACT No. 15-56.
06/10/2015  To Governor.
06/19/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/19/2015  Public Act No. 15-56

CT S 432 | Holder-Winfield (D)
Title:  Workplace Bullying
Summary: Concerns workplace bullying; offers more protections to employees in the workplace and to prevent workplace bullying.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
03/17/2015  Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT S 446 | Holder-Winfield (D)
Title:  Domestic Worker Discrimination Complaints
Summary: Concerns domestic service and the commission on human rights and opportunities; relates to discriminatory practice complaints; relates to a pre-answer conciliation; provides for a case assessment review; relates to mediation and an early legal intervention decision to investigate a complaint; provides for a civil action and damages.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
02/09/2015  Public Hearing Rescheduled for 02/17.
02/19/2015  Vote to Draft.
03/06/2015  Drafted by Committee.
03/09/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees.
03/12/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees:  Reported favorably. (8-5)
03/16/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/20/2015  Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
03/26/2015  Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/26/2015  Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 254
03/26/2015  Senate Calendar No. 202.
05/29/2015  Senate adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A 8374.
05/29/2015  Senate adopted Senate Amendment Schedule B 8651.
05/29/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (33-3)
05/30/2015  House Calendar No. 670.
06/02/2015  House adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A.
06/02/2015  House adopted Senate Amendment Schedule B.
06/02/2015  Passed House. (130-14)
06/02/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/17/2015  Enrolled Public ACT No. 15-249.
06/26/2015  To Governor.
06/30/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/30/2015  Public Act No. 15-249

CT S 963 | Joint Education
Title:  Labor and Free Market Capitalism Curriculum
Summary: Provides for a labor and free market capitalism curriculum to include labor history and law, organized labor, the collective bargaining process, existing legal protections in the workplace, the history and economics of free market capitalism and entrepreneurialism, and the role of labor and capitalism in the development of the American and world economies.
02/19/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To Joint Committee on Education.
02/19/2015  Public Hearing Rescheduled for 02/25.
03/11/2015  From Joint Committee on Education:  Reported favorably. (24-5)
03/13/2015  Filed with Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/23/2015  Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis.
03/30/2015  Reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/30/2015  Senate Calendar No. 219.
03/30/2015  Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 298
05/06/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (24-9)
05/07/2015  House Calendar No. 515.
05/18/2015  Passed House. (77-61)
05/18/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/21/2015  Enrolled Public ACT No. 15-17.
05/29/2015  To Governor.
06/04/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/04/2015  Public Act No. 15-17

DELAWARE

DE H 109

SPONSOR: Short B (D)
Title:  Employee Privacy Rights
Summary: Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or applicant to disclose a username or password to a social media profile, use personal social media as a condition of employment, or to access personal social media in the presence of an employer; allows an employer to monitor, review, access, or block electronic data on an employer's network or electronic communications device supplied by an employer; prohibits retaliation for refusal to comply.
04/23/2015  Introduced.
04/23/2015  To House Committee on Economic Development, BANKING/Insurance and Commerce.
04/29/2015  House Amendment No. HA 1 placed with bill.
04/29/2015  From House Committee on Economic Development, BANKING/Insurance and Commerce:  Reported without recommendation.
05/05/2015  House Amendment No. HA 2 placed with bill.
05/07/2015  House Amendment adopted on House floor. Amendment No. HA 1 & 2.
05/07/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (38-0)
05/07/2015  To Senate Committee on BANKING and Business.
06/10/2015  From Senate Committee on BANKING and Business:  Reported without recommendation.
06/18/2015  Senate Amendment filed.  Amendment No. SA 1
06/18/2015  Senate Amendment adopted on Senate floor. Amendment No. SA 1
06/18/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (20-0)
06/23/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (40-0)
06/23/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
08/07/2015  Signed by Governor.
08/07/2015  Chapter Number 146

DE H 4

SPONSOR: Bolden (D)
Title:  Sexual Assault Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination based on surviving sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking; requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations; prohibits an employer to discharge or fail to hire such victim; relates to verification by a court order or a reliable third party such as a law-enforcement agency or officer, a sexual assault service provider or health care provider; provides that it is the victim's responsibility to provide the reliable statement from the reliable third party.
04/16/2015  Introduced.
04/16/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
05/12/2015  From House Committee on Labor:  Reported favorably.
05/28/2015  House Amendment No. HA 1 placed with bill.
06/03/2015  House Amendment No. HA 2 placed with bill.
06/09/2015  House Amendment adopted on House floor. Amendment No. HA 1 & HA 2.
06/09/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (39-0)
06/10/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/17/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Reported without recommendation.
06/24/2015  Passed Senate. (21-0)
06/24/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/30/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/30/2015  Chapter Number 57

DISCTRICT of COLUMBIA

DC B 102 | Mendelson (D)
Title:  Reproductive Health Non Discrimination
Summary: (Emergency Act) Amends, on an emergency basis, the Human Rights Act of 1977 to provide a clarification that the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex shall not he construed to require an employer to provide insurance coverage related to a reproductive health decision.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  Retained on Council floor.
03/03/2015  Passed Council. (11-0)
03/03/2015  Eligible for Mayor.
03/17/2015  To Mayor.
03/26/2015  Signed by Mayor. Expires: 06/24/2015.
03/26/2015  Assigned Act Number 18

DC B 103 | Mendelson (D)
Title:  Reproductive Health Non Discrimination
Summary: (Temporary Law) Amends, on a temporary basis, the Human Rights Act of 1977 to provide a clarification that the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex shall not be construed to require an employer to provide insurance coverage related to a reproductive health decision.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  Retained on Council floor.
03/03/2015  On Council floor. Read first time.
03/17/2015  Passed Council. (10-0)
03/17/2015  Eligible for Mayor.
03/30/2015  To Mayor.
04/11/2015  Signed by Mayor.
04/11/2015  Assigned Act Number 48
04/22/2015  To Congress.
04/22/2015  Projected Law Date: 06/04/2015.
06/04/2015  In Congress. Passed Congressional Review Period.
06/04/2015  Assigned Law Number 10

DC B 25 | Orange (D)
Title:  Prohibition of Marijuana Testing
Summary: (Permanent Law) Prohibits employers from testing potential employees for marijuana use during the hiring process, unless otherwise required by law.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs.
04/14/2015  On Council floor. Read first time.
05/05/2015  Passed Council. (11-0)
05/05/2015  Eligible for Mayor.
05/08/2015  To Mayor.
05/22/2015  Signed by Mayor.
05/22/2015  Assigned Act Number 67
06/01/2015  To Congress.
06/01/2015  Projected Law Date: 07/11/2015.
07/22/2015  In Congress. Passed Congressional Review Period.
07/22/2015  Assigned Law Number 14

FLORIDA

FL H 25 | Cruz (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Designates the Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act. Provides legislative findings and intent relating to equal pay for equal work for women; recognizes the importance of the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and (FHRC) in ensuring fair pay; provides for duties of department and commission; creates the Governor's Recognition Award for Pay Equity in Workplace.
11/19/2014  Prefiled.
12/19/2014  To House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism  Subcommittee.
12/19/2014  Referred to House Committee on Appropriations.
12/19/2014  Referred to House Committee on Economic Affairs.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism  Subcommittee.
03/03/2015  Referred to House Committee on Appropriations.
03/03/2015  Referred to House Committee on Economic Affairs.
04/28/2015  In House.  Died in committee.

FL H 33 | Raschein (R)
Title:  Prohibited Discrimination
Summary: Creates Florida Competitive Workforce Act; prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity or expression; defines terms; provides exceptions for constitutionally protected free exercise of religion.
11/24/2014  Prefiled.
12/19/2014  To House Committee on Civil Justice Subcommittee.
12/19/2014  Referred to House Committee on Government Operations Subcommittee.
12/19/2014  Referred to House Committee on Judiciary.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To House Civil Justice Subcommittee.
03/03/2015  Referred to House Committee on Government Operations Subcommittee.
03/03/2015  Referred to House Committee on Judiciary.
04/28/2015  In House.  Died in committee.

FL H 433 | Geller (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Includes unpaid interns within definition of term employee for purposes of State Civil Rights Act of 1992.
01/20/2015  Prefiled.
01/28/2015  To House Civil Justice Subcommittee.
01/28/2015  Referred to House Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee.
01/28/2015  Referred to House Committee on Judiciary.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To House Civil Justice Subcommittee.
03/03/2015  Referred to House Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee.
03/03/2015  Referred to House Committee on Judiciary.
04/28/2015  In House.  Died in committee.

FL S 126 | Clemens (D)
Title:  Social Media Privacy
Summary: Prohibits an employer from requesting or requiring access to a social media account of an employee or prospective employee under certain circumstances; prohibits an employer from taking retaliatory personnel action for an employee's refusal to allow access to his or her social media account; authorizes civil action for a violation; specifies that an employer is not prohibited from seeking access to social media accounts used primarily for the employer's business purposes.
11/18/2014  Prefiled.
12/12/2014  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
12/12/2014  Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
12/12/2014  Referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
05/01/2015  In Senate.  Died in committee.

FL S 156 | Abruzzo (D)
Title:  Prohibited Discrimination
Summary: Creates the State Competitive Workforce Act; revises provisions to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression and the perception of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, handicap, or marital status as impermissible grounds for discrimination; adds sexual orientation and gender identity or expression as impermissible grounds for discrimination.
11/25/2014  Prefiled.
12/17/2014  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
12/17/2014  Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
12/17/2014  Referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.
12/17/2014  Referred to Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
05/01/2015  In Senate.  Died in committee.

FL S 214 | Clemens (D)
Title:  Discrimination In Employment Screening
Summary: Prohibits an employer from inquiring into or considering an applicant's criminal history on an initial employment application unless required to do so by law.
12/23/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
01/13/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
01/13/2015  Referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.
01/13/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
05/01/2015  In Senate.  Died in committee.

FL S 7022 | Governmental Oversight & Accountability Cmt
Title:  Individuals With Disabilities
Summary: Specifies provisions and requirements related to the Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; revises the state's equal employment opportunity policy; requires annual reports to the Department of Management Services; specifies provisions related to hiring practices and training programs; establishes criteria and specifies requirements for a business entity to be designated as a Unique Abilities Partner.
02/04/2015  Prefiled.
02/04/2015  Originally filed as SPB 7022
02/20/2015  To Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.
02/20/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
02/27/2015  In Senate. On Committee agenda 03/04/2015.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  Originally filed as SPB 7022
03/03/2015  To Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
03/03/2015  In Senate. On Committee agenda 03/04/2015.
03/04/2015  From Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government: Reported favorably with substitute. (6-0)
03/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
03/16/2015  In Senate. On Committee agenda 03/19/15.
03/19/2015  From Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy: Reported favorably with substitute. (10-0)
03/20/2015  In Senate.  Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2).
03/20/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar.
03/20/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Special Order Calendar 03/24/15.
03/24/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
03/24/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Third Reading.
04/01/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.
04/01/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House. (38-0)
04/02/2015  In House.  In Messages.
04/28/2015  In House.  Died in Messages.

FL S 98 | Joyner (D)
Title:  Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act
Summary: Creates the Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act; recognizes the importance of the Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Commission on Human Relations in ensuring fair pay; creates the Governor's Recognition Award for Pay Equity in the Workplace; requires that the award be given annually to employers in this state which have engaged in activities that eliminate the barriers to equal pay for equal work for women.
11/18/2014  Prefiled.
12/12/2014  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
12/12/2014  Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
12/12/2014  Referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development.
12/12/2014  Referred to Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.
05/01/2015  In Senate.  Died in committee.

FL S 982 | Thompson G (D)
Title:  Civil Rights Act
Summary: Prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy in public lodging and food service establishments and in places of public accommodation; prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy; prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy by labor organizations, joint labor-management committees, employment agencies, and in occupational licensing, certification, and membership organizations; provides civil and administrative remedies.
02/18/2015  Prefiled.
02/26/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
02/26/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/26/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
03/03/2015  Introduced.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/03/2015  Referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
03/18/2015  In Senate. On Committee agenda 03/23/15.
03/23/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism: Reported favorably. (5-0)
03/24/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/26/2015  In Senate. On Committee agenda 03/31/15.
03/31/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably. (9-0)
04/01/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
04/06/2015  In Senate. On Committee agenda 04/09/15.
04/09/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules: Reported favorably. (12-0)
04/09/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Special Order Calendar 04/14/15
04/10/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar.
04/10/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Special Order Calendar 04/14/15.
04/14/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/14/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Third Reading.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House. (39-0)
04/22/2015  In House.  In Messages.
04/22/2015  In House.  Placed on Calendar.
04/22/2015  In House.  Placed on Special Order Calendar 04/23/15.
04/23/2015  In House.  Substituted on House floor by H625
04/23/2015  In House.  Read second time.
04/23/2015  In House.  Placed on Third Reading.
04/24/2015  In House.  Read third time.
04/24/2015  In House.  Passed House. (115-2)
04/24/2015  To enrollment.
05/07/2015  To Governor.
05/21/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/22/2015  Filed as Chapter No. 2015-68

GEORGIA

GA H 92 | Benton (R)
Title:  Labor Industrial Relations and Sick Leave
Summary: Allows employees to use sick leave for the care of immediate family members; provides for definitions; provides for conditions to take leave; provides that retaliatory actions are unlawful; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/27/2015  To House Committee on Industry and Labor.
01/28/2015  In House: Read 2nd time.

HAWAII

HI H 1269 | Nakashima (D)
Title:  Temporary Restraining Order
Summary: Allows an employer to seek a temporary restraining order and injunction against further harassment of an employee or invitee who may be harassed in connection with a worksite.
01/28/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
02/02/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 244 | Saiki (D)
Title:  Tobacco Products
Summary: Prohibits discrimination against, or terminating, an employee solely for the employee's use of tobacco products outside of compensated working hours; exempts any organization whose primary purpose is to discourage the use of tobacco products by the general public.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/26/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 390 | Creagan (D)
Title:  Licensed Physician Post-Employment Competition
Summary: Prohibits noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants in employment contracts, post-employment contracts, or separation agreements that forbid post-employment competition of licensed physicians.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To House Committee on Health.
01/26/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
02/04/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Health.
02/04/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
02/04/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
02/09/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/11/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 536  State ID:  HD2  | Belatti (D)
Title:  Government Contract Wages
Summary: Requires equal pay for similar work for any employee performing services under certain government contracts; establishes a requirement for government contractors to report wages paid to employees by gender; provides penalties for contractors found to be in violation of these practices, including liquidated damages and suspension from government contract work; prohibits contractors on certain government contracts from retaliating against employees who disclose wage information.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
01/29/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/03/2015  In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment:  Voted do pass with amendment. (11-0)
02/05/2015  From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment:  Do pass as amended (HD1).
02/05/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
02/05/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/17/2015  In House Committee on Judiciary:  Voted do pass with amendment. (12-0)
02/20/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended (HD2).
02/20/2015  In House.  Committee amendment adopted.  House Draft 2.
02/20/2015  To House Committee on Finance.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 684  State ID:  HD1  | Nakashima (D)
Title:  Anti Discriminatory and Harassment Procedures
Summary: Provides that every employer shall implement policies and procedures that prohibit and prevent unlawful discriminatory practices in the workplace, including training, educational materials that outline the consequences for specific violations, which shall be commensurate with the severity of the offense, and a confidential system of reporting that encourages reporting of violations.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
02/10/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/13/2015  In House Committee on Labor and Public Employment:  Voted do pass with amendment. (10-0)
02/18/2015  From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment:  Do pass as amended (HD1).
02/18/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/24/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/27/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/27/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
03/03/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
03/03/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
03/05/2015  In Committee: Decision Making Rescheduled.
03/06/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI H 813  State ID:  HD3  | LoPresti (D)
Title:  Ethics Code
Summary: Clarifies the fair treatment law by separating out limitations placed on task force members from those placed on legislators; makes clear that legislators are not prohibited from taking action in the exercise of the legislator's legislative functions.
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To House Committee on Legislative Management.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
02/09/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/11/2015  In House Committee on Legislative Management:  Voted do pass with amendment. (5-0)
02/13/2015  From House Committee on Legislative Management:  Do pass as amended (HD1).
02/13/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted. House Draft 1.
02/13/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
02/19/2015  In House Committee on Judiciary:  Voted do pass with amendment. (13-0)
02/20/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended (HD2).
02/20/2015  In House.  Committee amendment adopted.  House Draft 2.
02/20/2015  To House Committee on Finance.
02/27/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
03/04/2015  In House Committee on Finance:  Voted do pass with amendment. (15-0)
03/06/2015  From House Committee on Finance:  Do pass as amended (HD3).
03/06/2015  Forty-eight (48) hours notice.
03/10/2015  In House. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. House Draft 3.
03/10/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House.  To Senate. (0-0)
03/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
04/16/2015  Failed Second Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 1005 | Galuteria (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee for smoking or using tobacco products outside the course of employment; exempts nonprofits whose primary purpose is to discourage the public's use of tobacco products.
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 1014  State ID:  SD1  | Ruderman (D)
Title:  Houseless Bill of Rights
Summary: Defines specific rights granted to a person who is houseless including equal access to housing, jobs, and shelters, equal treatment by government agencies, and access to life-sustaining activities and essential services.
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Human Services and Housing.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/28/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/02/2015  Rereferred to Senate Committee on Human Services and Housing.
02/02/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
02/02/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/02/2015  In Senate Committee on Human Services and Housing:  Voted do pass. (3-0)
02/05/2015  From Senate Committee on Human Services and Housing:  Do pass.
02/05/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
02/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
02/05/2015  Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/24/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/27/2015  In Senate Committee on Ways and Means:  Voted do pass with amendment. (10-1)
02/27/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor:  Voted do pass with amendment. (4-2)
03/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor:  Do pass as amended (SD1).
03/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Ways and Means:  Do pass as amended (SD1).
03/06/2015  Forty-eight (48) hours notice.
03/10/2015  In Senate. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. Senate Draft 1.
03/10/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House. (8-3)
03/12/2015  To House Committee on Human Services.
03/12/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
03/12/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/12/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
03/17/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
04/16/2015  Failed Second Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 1279  State ID:  HD1  | Wakai (D)
Title:  Technology Businesses and Post Employment Competition
Summary: Prohibits noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants that forbid post-employment competition of employees of a technology business, excluding the broadcast industry; relates to contracts; prohibits restraint of trade, price fixing or limitation of production.
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology.
01/29/2015  Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
01/29/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
02/02/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/06/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/17/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/18/2015  In Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology:  Voted do pass with amendment. (6-0)
02/19/2015  In Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection:  Voted do pass with amendment. (4-0)
02/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology:  Do pass as amended (SD1).
02/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection:  Do pass as amended (SD1).
02/20/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted.  Senate Draft 1.
02/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
02/25/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
03/03/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
03/04/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor:  Voted do pass with amendment. (4-0)
03/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor:  Do pass as amended (SD2).
03/06/2015  Forty-eight (48) hours notice.
03/10/2015  In Senate. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. Senate Draft 2.
03/10/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House. (0-1)
03/12/2015  To House Committee on Economic Development and Business.
03/12/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
03/20/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
03/24/2015  In House Committee on Economic Development and Business:  Voted do pass with amendment. (12-0)
03/26/2015  From House Committee on Economic Development and Business:  Do pass as amended (HD1).
03/27/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted.  House Draft 1.
03/27/2015  To House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
03/30/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
04/01/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
04/01/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
04/06/2015  In House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce:  Voted do pass with amendment. (15-0)
04/16/2015  Failed Second Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 234  State ID:  SD1  | Baker (D)
Title:  Retail Employer
Summary: Provides that it shall be unlawful any employer to suspend, discharge, or discriminate against any of the employer's employees for refusing to work on holidays such as Christmas or Thanksgiving or solely because the employer was summoned as a garnishee in a cause where the employee is the debtor or because the employee has filed a petition in proceedings for a wage earner plan under chapter XIII of the Bankruptcy Act.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection.
01/23/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/30/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/05/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
02/13/2015  In Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection:  Voted do pass with amendment. (6-0)
02/18/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection:  Do pass as amended (SD1).
02/18/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted.  Senate Draft 1.
02/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
03/12/2015  Failed First Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

HI S 728  State ID:  SD2  | Baker (D)
Title:  Government Contracts
Summary: Requires equal pay for similar work for any employee performing services; establishes a requirement for government contractors to report wages paid to employees, by gender; provides penalties for contractors found to be in violation of these practices, including liquidated damages and suspension from government contract work; prohibits government contractors from retaliating against employees who disclose wage information.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Government Operations.
01/28/2015  Additionally referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.
01/28/2015  Subsequent referral set for: Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/05/2015  In Committee: Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/10/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor:  Voted do pass with amendment. (4-2)
02/10/2015  In Senate Committee on Government Operations:  Voted do pass with amendment. (3-1)
02/13/2015  From Senate Committee on Government Operations:  Do pass as amended (SD1).
02/13/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor:  Do pass as amended (SD1).
02/13/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Committee amendment adopted.  Senate Draft 1.
02/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
02/25/2015  In Committee: Bill Scheduled for Decision Making.
02/27/2015  In Senate Committee on Ways and Means:  Voted do pass with amendment. (8-1)
03/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Ways and Means:  Do pass as amended (SD2).
03/06/2015  Forty-eight (48) hours notice.
03/10/2015  In Senate. Committee amendment adopted on third reading. Senate Draft 2.
03/10/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House. (0-1)
03/12/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
03/12/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Judiciary.
03/12/2015  Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.
03/12/2015  In Committee: Hearing Scheduled.
03/17/2015  In Committee: Measure Deferred.
04/16/2015  Failed Second Crossover Deadline - First Year of Biennium.

ILLINOIS

IL H 1299 | 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.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/03/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
02/17/2015  To House Committee on Executive.
04/14/2015  From House Committee on Executive:  Do pass. (11-0)
04/14/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/24/2015  In House.  Read second time.
04/24/2015  In House.  Held on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/24/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 2549 | Golar (D)
Title:  Best Candidate for the Job Act
Summary: Creates the Best Candidate for the Job Act; provides that private employers shall properly consider for employment persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses; prohibits discrimination against such persons unless there is a direct relationship between the offense and the specific employment sought; establishes criteria for evaluating convictions; provides that an employer that demonstrates that it has hired an individual pursuant to the Act.
02/18/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/02/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
03/27/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 3102 | Ammons (D)
Title:  State Universities Civil Service Act
Summary: Amends the State Universities Civil Service Act; relates to appointments and promotions; changes references from the Director of the University Civil Service Merit Board to the Executive Director of the University Civil Service Merit Board; provides that if a position needs to be filled, the Executive Director shall certify the names and addresses of certain persons on a certain register; removes language that provides that sex shall be disregarded except when the nature of the position requires otherwise.
02/24/2015  Introduced.
02/25/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/10/2015  To House Committee on Higher Education.
03/18/2015  From House Committee on Higher Education:  Do pass. (15-0)
03/19/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
03/25/2015  In House.  Read second time.
03/25/2015  In House. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/14/2015  In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate. (113-0)
04/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Higher Education.
05/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Higher Education:  Do pass.
05/06/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/18/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
05/18/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/19/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate. (56-0)
05/19/2015  Passed Both Houses.
06/17/2015  To Governor.
07/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/20/2015  Public Act No. 72

IL H 3122 | Pritchard (R)
Title:  Veterans Preference in Private Employment Act
Summary: Creates the Veterans Preference in Private Employment Act; provides that a private employer may adopt and apply a voluntary veterans' preference employment policy if certain requirements are met to establish eligibility for such policy.
02/25/2015  Introduced.
02/25/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/10/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary - Civil.
03/25/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary - Civil:  Do pass. (10-0)
03/25/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
04/13/2015  In House. Floor Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Rules.
04/16/2015  In House. Floor Amendment No. 2 filed. Referred to Rules.
04/21/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary - Civil:  Approved for consideration - Amendment No.  2 (9-0)
04/21/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Adopted Amendment No. 2.
04/21/2015  In House. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/22/2015  In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate. (110-0)
04/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/29/2015  To Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs.
05/07/2015  In Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs:  Postponed in committee.
05/14/2015  From Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs:  Do pass.
05/14/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/19/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
05/19/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/26/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate. (58-0)
05/26/2015  Passed Both Houses.
06/24/2015  To Governor.
07/28/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/28/2015  Public Act No. 152

IL H 3619 | Soto (D)
Title:  Equal Pay Act
Summary: Amends the Equal Pay Act; provides that the act applies to all employers rather than only those with more than a specified number of employees; increases the maximum civil penalty for all violations; provides for a civil action and reasonable attorney's fees.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/10/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
03/18/2015  From House Committee on Labor & Commerce: Do pass. (16-8)
03/19/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
03/26/2015  In House.  Read second time.
03/26/2015  In House. Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/16/2015  In House. Read third time. Passed House. To Senate. (76-34)
04/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
04/29/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
05/07/2015  In Senate. Committee Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Assignments.
05/13/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Do pass.
05/13/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/15/2015  In Senate. Floor Amendment No. 2 filed. Referred to Assignments.
05/15/2015  Rule 3-9(a) / Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Re-referred to Assignments Committee.
05/19/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
05/19/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/22/2015  In Senate.  Recalled to second reading.
05/22/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Adopted Amendment No. 2.
05/22/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
05/22/2015  In Senate.  Tabled Amendment No. 1.
05/22/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate. To House for  concurrence. (49-1)
05/22/2015  In House.  Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence - Amendment No. 2..
05/26/2015  In House.  Motion filed to concur in Amendment No. 2.  Motion referred to House Committee on Rules.
05/27/2015  From House Committee on Rules:  Referred to House Committee on  Labor & Commerce Motion to concur in Amendment No. 2.
05/28/2015  From House Committee on Labor & Commerce:  Approved for consideration - motion to concur in Amendment No. 2. (22-0)
05/31/2015  House concurred in Senate Amendment No. 2. (111-0)
05/31/2015  Passed Both Houses.
06/29/2015  To Governor.
08/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
08/20/2015  Public Act No. 418

IL H 4036 | Lilly (D)
Title:  Victims Economic Security and Safety Act
Summary: Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act; provides that all employees, not only those working for an employer having more than 49 employees, covered by the act are entitled to a total of 12 workweeks of leave during any
12-month period.
02/27/2015  Introduced.
02/27/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/16/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Commerce.
03/27/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 4068 | Tryon (R)
Title:  Victims Economic Security and Safety Act
Summary: Amends the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning posting of certain notices.
02/27/2015  Introduced.
02/27/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/16/2015  To House Committee on Executive.
03/27/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL S 1553 | Haine (D)
Title:  Right To Privacy in the Workplace Act
Summary: Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act; provides that it is unlawful for an employer to inquire into an employee's religious beliefs; creates an exemption for churches and religious or faith-based organizations.
02/20/2015  Introduced.
02/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/27/2015  Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments Committee.

IL S 1564 | Biss (D)
Title:  Conscience Act
Summary: Amends the Health Care Right of Conscience Act; provides that a health care facility or any physician or health care personnel working in the facility may refuse to permit, perform, assist in, counsel about, suggest, recommend, refer for, or participate in health care services because of a conscience-based objection only if the refusal occurs in accordance with certain protocols; makes changes concerning employer discrimination; requires the adoption of certain protocols.
02/20/2015  Introduced.
02/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/05/2015  In Senate. Committee Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Assignments.
03/11/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Postponed in committee.
03/16/2015  In Senate. Committee Amendment No. 2 filed. Referred to Assignments.
03/17/2015  From Senate Committee on Assignments:  Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary Amendment No. 2.
03/18/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass.  Adopted Amendment No. 2.
03/18/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/15/2015  In Senate. Floor Amendment No. 3 filed. Referred to  Assignments.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Approved for consideration - Amendment No. 3.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Recalled to second reading.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Adopted Amendment No. 3.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Tabled Amendment No. 1.
04/22/2015  In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House. (34-19)
04/23/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
05/04/2015  To House Committee on Human Services.
05/13/2015  From House Committee on Human Services:  Do pass. (8-5)
05/13/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
05/15/2015  In House.  Fiscal Note filed.
05/18/2015  In House.  Read second time.
05/18/2015  In House.  Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading.
05/19/2015  In House.  Correctional Note filed.
05/19/2015  In House. Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed.
05/19/2015  In House.  Pension Note filed.
05/19/2015  In House.  State Debt Impact Note filed.
05/19/2015  In House.  Home Rule Note filed.
05/19/2015  In House.  Balanced Budget Note filed.
05/20/2015  In House.  Judicial Note filed.
05/21/2015  In House.  Fiscal Note filed.
05/21/2015  In House.  Housing Affordability Impact Note filed.
05/21/2015  In House. Placed on Calendar Order of Third Reading.
07/08/2015  From House Committee on Rules: Recommends be adopted. Amendment No. 1
07/09/2015  In House.  Recalled to second reading.
07/09/2015  In House.  Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading.
07/09/2015  In House. Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed as amended.
07/09/2015  In House.  Correctional Note filed as amended.
07/09/2015  In House.  State Debt Impact Note filed as amended.
07/09/2015  In House.  Judicial Note filed as amended.
07/09/2015  In House.  Balanced Budget Note filed as amended.
07/09/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Adopted Amendment No. 1.
07/10/2015  In House.  Fiscal Note filed as amended.
07/13/2015  In House.  Housing Affordability Impact Note filed as amended.
09/30/2015  In House. Final Passage Deadline Extended to October 31, 2015.

IL S 1610 | Munoz (D)
Title:  Human Rights Act
Summary: Amends the Human Rights Act; provides that nothing in the Act prohibits an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from participating in a bona fide recruiting incentive program, sponsored by a branch of the United States Armed Forces, a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces, or any National Guard or Naval Militia, where participation in the program is limited by the sponsoring branch based upon the service member's discharge status.
02/20/2015  Introduced.
02/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/17/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/25/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Do pass.
03/25/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/16/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/16/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/21/2015  In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House. (55-0)
04/21/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
04/27/2015  To House Committee on Labor & Commerce.
05/07/2015  From House Committee on Labor & Commerce:  Do pass. (14-0)
05/07/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
05/13/2015  In House.  Read second time.
05/13/2015  In House. Placed on Calendar Order of Third Reading.
05/15/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House. (108-0)
05/15/2015  Passed Both Houses.
06/12/2015  To Governor.
07/28/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/28/2015  Public Act No. 165

IL S 1859 | Holmes (D)
Title:  Private Employment Agency Act
Summary: Amends the Private Employment Agency Act; makes changes to provisions concerning applications for original licensure, renewal of licenses, recordkeeping, investigative authority, and discipline; provides for a publicly accessible list of all licensed employment agencies and all agencies whose license has been suspended or registration revoked; provides for minimum wage and wage payment and collection violations; provides for fees, civil penalties and deposits into the Wage Theft Enforcement Fund.
02/20/2015  Introduced.
02/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/18/2015  In Senate Committee on Labor:  Postponed in committee.
03/25/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Do pass.
03/25/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/17/2015  In Senate. Floor Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to  Assignments.
04/21/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/21/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/21/2015  From Senate Committee on Assignments:  Referred to Senate Committee on Labor Amendment No. 1.
04/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Approved for consideration - Amendment No. 1.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Recalled to second reading.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Adopted Amendment No. 1.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/22/2015  In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House. (54-0)
04/23/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
05/04/2015  To House Committee on Labor & Commerce.
05/05/2015  In House. Committee Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Rules.
05/14/2015  From House Committee on Labor & Commerce: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 1. (21-0)
05/14/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
05/18/2015  In House.  Read second time.
05/18/2015  In House. Placed on Calendar Order of Third Reading.
05/29/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House. To Senate for  concurrence. (115-0)
05/29/2015  In Senate.  Secretary's Desk - Concurrence.
05/29/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order of Concurrence - Amendment No. 1.
05/29/2015  In Senate.  Motion filed to concur in Amendment No. 1.  Motion referred to Senate Committee on Assignments.
05/31/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Approved for consideration-motion to concur in Amendment No. 1.
05/31/2015  Senate concurred in House Amendment No. 1. (58-0)
05/31/2015  Passed Both Houses.
06/29/2015  To Governor.
08/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
08/20/2015  Public Act No. 422

IL S 259 | Cullerton J (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.
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/26/2015  From Senate Committee on Executive:  Do pass.
03/26/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.

IL S 47 | Clayborne (D)
Title:  Day and Temporary Labor Services Act
Summary: Amends the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act; relates to discriminatory practices; provides for recordkeeping, records of the race, ethnicity, and gender of certain day or temporary laborers or applicants, certain report requirements, health and safety or notice violations, private rights of action for compensatory damages, and other matters.
01/15/2015  Introduced.
01/15/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce.
03/18/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Do pass.
03/18/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/15/2015  In Senate. Floor Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to  Assignments.
04/22/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Approved for consideration - Amendment No. 1.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  Adopted Amendment No. 1.
04/22/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.
04/23/2015  In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House. (30-16)
04/23/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
05/04/2015  To House Committee on Labor & Commerce.
05/07/2015  In House. Committee Amendment No. 1 filed. Referred to Rules.
05/13/2015  In House. Committee Amendment No. 2 filed. Referred to Rules.
05/14/2015  In House Committee on Labor & Commerce: Adopted Amendment No. 1.
05/14/2015  In House Committee on Labor & Commerce:  Motion do pass lost.  Remains in committee.
05/15/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.
05/18/2015  In House. Final Passage Deadline Extended to May 22, 2015.
05/18/2015  To House Committee on Labor & Commerce.
05/19/2015  From House Committee on Labor & Commerce: Do pass. Adopted Amendment No. 2. (20-4)
05/19/2015  In House.  Placed on Short Debate Calendar Second Reading.
05/27/2015  In House.  Read second time.
05/27/2015  In House.  Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading.
05/31/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL S 983 | Radogno (R)
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.
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Assignments.
03/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Executive.
03/26/2015  From Senate Committee on Executive:  Do pass.
03/26/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.
04/15/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar Order Third Reading.

INDIANA

IN H 1159 | Judy (R)
Title:  Protective Orders and Employment
Summary: Provides that an employer may not terminate an employee based on a filing by the employee for a protection order, whether or not the order has been issued, or the actions of a person against whom the employee has filed a protective order; provides that an employer may alter the location of employment, compensation or conditions of employment, upon which an employee and employer mutually have agreed to alter.
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/12/2015  To House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
01/20/2015  From House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety:  Do pass as amended. (13-0)
01/20/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
01/26/2015  Amended on House floor.
01/26/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
01/27/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (98-0)
02/24/2015  To Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military.
03/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military: Do pass as amended. (9-0)
03/24/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
03/26/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
03/30/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (49-0)
04/14/2015  House refused to concur in Senate amendments.
04/14/2015  To Conference Committee.
04/28/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by House. (99-0)
04/28/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate. (33-12)
04/29/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/05/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/05/2015  Public Law No. 182

IN S 101 | Long (R)
Title:  Religious Freedom Restoration
Summary: Prohibits a governmental entity from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion unless the governmental entity can demonstrate that the burden is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means; provides for relief against a governmental entity, litigation costs and compensatory damages; provides that the legislation does not create a claim or private cause of action against a private employer.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.
01/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure:  Do pass as amended.
01/20/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
01/20/2015  Rereferred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/19/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended. (7-0)
02/19/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/23/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
02/24/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (40-10)
03/05/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
03/16/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended. (9-4)
03/16/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
03/19/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
03/23/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (63-31)
03/24/2015  Senate concurred in House amendments. (40-10)
03/24/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/26/2015  Signed by Governor.
03/26/2015  Public Law No. 3

IN S 127 | Holdman (R)
Title:  State and Local Contract Prohibitions
Summary: Provides that a contract entered into, modified, or renewed by the state or any of its political or civil subdivisions with a religious corporation, an association, an educational institution, or a society must include language stating that the religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society is not prohibited from giving a preference in employment to individuals of a particular religion or requiring that employees and applicants conform to the religious tenets of the organization.
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Law.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Law.
01/27/2015  From Senate committee on Civil Law: Do pass as amended. (7-0)
01/27/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/02/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
02/03/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (39-11)
03/05/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.

IN S 133 | Randolph (D)
Title:  Protective Orders and Unemployment
Summary: Provides that an individual is not subject to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits because of discharge from the individual's employment due to circumstances related to the filing of a petition for a protective order; provides that an employer may not terminate an employee or discriminate against an employee with respect to compensation, benefits, or terms and conditions of employment based on the filing by the employee of a petition for a protective order.
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor.
02/05/2015  From Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor:  Do pass as amended. (7-4)
02/05/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/12/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
02/12/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
02/16/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (31-19)
03/02/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.

IN S 161 | Mrvan (D)
Title:  Voter Offenses and Public Employment
Summary: Provides that a person who is convicted of any of certain offenses relating to voting is prohibited from being employed by the state or a county, municipality, or township for three years, unless the sentencing court finds that the person committed the offense because the person reasonably feared employment related retaliation.
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Elections.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Elections.

IN S 298 | Banks (R)
Title:  Voluntary Veterans Preference Employment Policy
Summary: Provides for a voluntary veterans' preference policy for hiring, promoting, or retaining a veteran in private employment; requires proof of military service; provides that such policies do not conflict or change an employer's obligations under a preexisting collectively bargained agreement, the National Labor Relations Act, or the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act; includes a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership or limited liability company.
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military.
01/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military: Do pass as amended. (6-0)
01/20/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
01/22/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
01/27/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (50-0)
03/02/2015  To House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
03/10/2015  From House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety:  Do pass as amended. (10-0)
03/10/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
03/16/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
03/17/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (95-0)
04/27/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by House. (95-0)
04/27/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate. (48-0)
04/28/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/05/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/05/2015  Public Law No. 205

IN S 394 | Charbonneau (R)
Title:  Government Malfeasance
Summary: Relates to government malfeasance; provides for confidentiality and relief for a person who reports suspected malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance by a public officer to the state board of accounts; provides that the person's identity is confidential unless a civil proceeding is pending and the court orders disclosure; provides that a person who has been discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or against by the employer as a result of good faith reporting is entitled to a cause of action.
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/12/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended. (9-0)
02/12/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/16/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
02/17/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (50-0)
03/03/2015  To House Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform.
03/24/2015  From House Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform:  Do pass. (8-0)
03/26/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
03/31/2015  Passed House. (97-0)
03/31/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/22/2015  To Governor.
04/23/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/23/2015  Public Law No. 52

IN S 44 | Breaux (D)
Title:  Unlawful Employment Practice
Summary: Provides that it is an unlawful employment practice to pay wages that discriminate based on sex, race, or national origin for the same or equivalent jobs, and the civil rights commission has jurisdiction for investigation and resolution of complaints of these employment actions.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor.

IN S 50 | Young M (R)
Title:  Refusal to Provide Services or Goods
Summary: Adds a new section that does not authorize a provider to refuse services, public accommodation, employment or housing to the public on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or United States military service, nor does it establish a defense to a civil action or criminal prosecution for such refusal; excludes a church, religious organization or tax-exempt school.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Senate Committee on Elections.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Elections.
02/02/2015  From Senate Committee on Elections:  Do pass as amended. (7-2)
02/02/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/05/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
02/10/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (45-5)
03/02/2015  To House Committee on Elections and Apportionment.
03/12/2015  From House Committee on Elections and Apportionment:  Do pass. (11-0)
03/16/2015  Amended on House floor.
03/16/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
03/17/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (91-3)
03/17/2015  Senate concurred in House amendments. (45-5)
03/17/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/31/2015  Senate refused to concur in House amendments.
03/31/2015  To Conference Committee.
04/02/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by House. (66-30)
04/02/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate. (34-16)
04/02/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/02/2015  To Governor.
04/02/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/02/2015  Public Law No. 4

IOWA

IA H 20 | Hunter (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination based on an individual's status as unemployed; defines status as unemployed as an individual who, at the time of application for employment or at the time of an alleged violation, does not have a job, is available for work, and is searching for work; provides that the Iowa civil rights commission is charged with administration of via existing procedures for employment discrimination complaints; prohibits an employer from engaging in certain discriminatory practices.
01/15/2015  Introduced.
01/15/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
01/20/2015  In House Committee on Labor.

IA S 18 | Brase (D)
Title:  Employee Reasonable Accommodations
Summary: Requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee based on medical conditions related to the employee's pregnancy or childbirth if the employee requests reasonable accommodations with the advice of the employee's health care provider; provides penalty provisions for discriminatory employment practices applicable to a failure to provide such reasonable accommodations to an employee.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Business Relations.
01/14/2015  In Senate Committee on Labor and Business Relations.

02/10/2015  In Senate Committee on Labor and Business Relations:  Passed subcommittee.
02/25/2015  In Senate.  Becomes Senate File 313.

KANSAS

KS S 207 | Federal and State Affairs Cmt
Title:  Discrimination of Parent Court Proceedings for Children
Summary: Relates to prohibiting retaliation or discrimination by an employer against a parent for taking time off to attend certain court proceedings involving children.
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce.

KS S 208 | Hensley (D)
Title:  Wage Discrimination on the Basis of Sex
Summary: Relates to directing the secretary of administration to study whether public employers engage in wage discrimination on the basis of sex.
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce.

KENTUCKY

KY BR 186 | Office of Senator Reginald Thomas
Title:  Workplace Standards for Nursing Mothers
Summary: (SB 36) Establishes workplace standards for nursing mothers; establishes penalties for violations of newly established workplace standards for nursing mothers.
12/05/2014  Prefiled.
01/06/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 36.

KY H 218 | Jenkins (D)
Title:  Pregnancy and Childbirth Rights
Summary: Relates to pregnancy and childbirth rights, civil rights, reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions; makes it an unlawful practice for employers who fail to accommodate such employee; relates to more frequent or longer breaks, time off to recover from childbirth, acquisition or modification of equipment, appropriate seating, job restructuring, light duty, modified work schedule, and non-bathroom private space for expressing breast milk.
02/03/2015  Introduced.
02/05/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Industry.
02/11/2015  Posted in committee.
02/23/2015  From House Committee on Labor and Industry:  Reported favorably.
02/23/2015  1st reading, to Calendar.
02/24/2015  Posted for passage in Regular Orders of the Day.
02/25/2015  Floor Amendment filed. Amendment No. (1).
02/25/2015  2nd Reading.
02/26/2015  3rd Reading.
02/26/2015  Floor Amendment adopted on House Floor. Amendment No. (1).
02/26/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (95-0)
03/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection.

KY H 333 | Butler De (D)
Title:  Law Enforcement Disciplinary Protocols
Summary: Sets up a system of disciplinary protocols relating to law enforcement agency proceedings against an officer accused of misconduct; creates a similar disciplinary protocol system for officers employed by consolidated local governments; provides that nothing in such system shall be construed to limit or affect any rights afforded to officers of the Commonwealth by statute, collective bargaining or working agreement, or legally adopted ordinance.
02/06/2015  Introduced.
02/09/2015  To House Committee on Local Government.
02/10/2015  Posted in committee.
02/12/2015  From House Committee on Local Government:  Reported favorably with substitute.
02/12/2015  1st reading, to Consent Calendar.
02/13/2015  2nd Reading, to Committee on Rules.
02/23/2015  Posted for passage in Consent Orders of the Day.
02/23/2015  Taken from Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day.
02/26/2015  3rd Reading.
02/26/2015  Committee Substitute adopted on House floor.
02/26/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (95-0)
03/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection.
03/09/2015  From Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection: Reported favorably.
03/09/2015  1st reading, to Consent Calendar.
03/10/2015  2nd Reading, to Committee on Rules.
03/11/2015  Posted for passage in Consent Orders of the Day.
03/11/2015  Passed over and retained in the Consent Orders.
03/23/2015  3rd Reading.
03/23/2015  Passed Senate. (37-0)
03/23/2015   Eligible For Governor's Desk.
03/24/2015  Enrolled.
03/24/2015  To Governor.
04/03/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/10/2015  Act No. 119

KY H 518 | Nelson (D)
Title:  Labor Gender Language
Summary: Adds feminine gender-specific pronoun to the statute.
02/23/2015  Introduced.
02/24/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Industry.
02/24/2015  Posted in committee.

KY S 1 | Stivers (R)
Title:  Kentucky Right to Work Act
Summary: Provides for labor contracts; prohibits mandatory membership in or financial support of a labor organization as a condition of employment; makes a violation of the Act a Class A misdemeanor; awards damages; provides injunctive relief; exempts existing contracts or agreements; requires the Attorney General to investigate complaints and prosecute violations; includes public school and colleges and education agencies.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Committees.
01/06/2015  Taken from Senate Committee on Committees.
01/06/2015  1st Reading.
01/06/2015  Returned to Senate Committee on Committees.
01/07/2015  Taken from Senate Committee on Committees.
01/07/2015  2nd Reading.
01/07/2015  Returned to Senate Committee on Committees.
01/07/2015  To Senate Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Labor.
01/08/2015  From Senate Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Labor:  Reported favorably with substitute.
01/08/2015  To Rules.
01/08/2015  Posted for passage in Regular Orders of the Day.
01/08/2015  3rd Reading.
01/08/2015  Committee Substitute adopted on Senate floor.
01/08/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (24-12)
02/09/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Industry.
02/10/2015  Posted in committee.

LOUISIANA

LA HCR 169 | Cox (D)
Title:  Labor
Summary: Urges and requests the Louisiana Workforce Commission to provide information regarding gender discrimination by pay disparity and to make the information available to employers for the purpose of educating employees regarding intentional discrimination laws and on the procedures in place for violations of those laws.
05/21/2015  Introduced.
05/21/2015  Passed House.  To Senate.
05/26/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
06/01/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:  Reported with amendment.
06/03/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
06/03/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (35-0)
06/09/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (87-0)

LA S 219 | Murray (D)
Title:  Employment
Summary: Provides for equal pay regardless of sex and prohibits discrimination based upon sex; declares that it is the public policy of this state that all employees shall be compensated equally for the work that is the same in kind and quality; clarifies meaning of employee, employer and unpaid wages; specifies provisions prohibiting discrimination whether intentional or unintentional and provides for complain process and penalties.
04/03/2015  Prefiled.
04/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs.
04/13/2015  Introduced.
04/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs.
05/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs:  Reported favorably.
05/07/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
05/12/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
05/12/2015  Ordered Reengrossed.
05/12/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (21-16)
05/14/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.

LA SCR 20 | Murray (D)
Title:  Ethics
Summary: Requests the Louisiana Board of Ethics to issue an advisory opinion determining whether persons working at a public school, even if employed by a private company, are public employees as defined in the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics.
04/13/2015  Introduced.
04/14/2015  To Senate Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs.
05/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs:  Reported with amendment.
05/25/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
05/25/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
05/25/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (37-0)
05/27/2015  To House Committee on House and Governmental Affairs.
06/02/2015  From House Committee on House and Governmental Affairs:  Reported with amendment. (11-0)
06/03/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
06/03/2015  In House.  Scheduled for floor debate on 06/07/2015
06/07/2015  Amended on House floor.
06/07/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (67-19)
06/09/2015  Senate concurred in House amendments. (37-1)

MAINE

ME H 698  LD:  1003  | McCreight (D)
Title:  Discrimination By Employers
Summary: Expands the protection from employment discrimination to cover the use of a particular drug, device or medical service related to the reproductive health decisions of employees, the dependents of employees and applicants for employment; prohibits an employer, employment agency or labor organization from obtaining or inquiring about information about reproductive health decisions of an employee, an employee's dependent or an applicant for employment.
03/18/2015  Introduced.
03/18/2015  Filed as LR 1158
03/19/2015  House refers to Joint Committee on Judiciary.
03/24/2015  Senate refers to Joint Committee on Judiciary in concurrence.
05/19/2015  Work Session Held.
06/12/2015  House accepts Committee Report.
06/12/2015  In House. Committee Amendment A adopted.
06/12/2015  In House. Passed to be engrossed.
06/16/2015  Senate adopts Minority Committee Report:  Ought not to pass, in non-concurrence.
06/16/2015  House insists.
06/16/2015  Senate adheres.
07/16/2015  In Senate. Placed in Legislative File (Dead).

ME LR 1158 | McCreight (D)
Title:  Employer Discrimination and Protect the Privacy of an E
Summary: Prohibits employer discrimination and protect the privacy of an employee or an employee's dependents regarding reproductive health decisions.
01/15/2015  Filed.
03/18/2015  Assigned House Paper number 698 and LD 1003

ME S 63  LD:  188  | Patrick (D)
Title:  Employees Protection from Abusive Work Environments
Summary: Directs the Department of Labor to study the issue of addressing psychological and physical harm to employees due to abusive work environments and to report to the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development with recommendations and suggested implementing legislation by a specified date; gives authorization to report out a bill related to these recommendations in the Second Regular Session of the 127th Legislature.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/23/2015  Filed as LR 949
01/29/2015  Senate refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.
01/29/2015  House refers to Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development in concurrence.
03/05/2015  Work Session Held.
05/19/2015  Senate accepts Committee Report.
05/20/2015  House accepts Committee Report.
05/20/2015  In House. Committee Amendment A adopted.
05/20/2015  In House. Passed to be engrossed.
05/21/2015  Senate insists.
05/26/2015  House insists.
07/16/2015  In House. Placed in Legislative File (Dead).

MARYLAND

MD H 1051 | Valderrama (D)
Title:  Equal Work
Summary: Alters a specified provision of law concerning equal pay for equal work to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity; prohibits an employer from discriminating between employees in any occupation by providing less favorable employment opportunities based on sex or gender identity; prohibits an employer from taking specified actions concerning the disclosure or discussion of an employee's wages.
02/13/2015  Introduced.
02/13/2015  To House Committee on Economic Matters.
02/13/2015  Hearing Scheduled 03/10.
03/30/2015  From House Committee on Economic Matters:  Reported unfavorably. (20-0)
03/30/2015  Withdrawn from further consideration.

MD H 249 | Miller W (R)
Title:  Labor Organization
Summary: Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment or continued employment, an employee or a prospective employee to join or remain a member of a labor organization, pay charges to a labor organization, or pay a specified amount to a third party under specified circumstances; prohibits an employer from threatening an employee or a prospective employee with specified action; provides that a specified violation of law is a misdemeanor and is subject to specified penalties.
02/04/2015  Introduced.
02/04/2015  To House Committee on Economic Matters.
02/04/2015  Hearing Scheduled 02/17.
02/17/2015  Hearing cancelled.
02/17/2015  Hearing Scheduled 02/24.
03/09/2015  From House Committee on Economic Matters:  Reported unfavorably. (13-7)

MD H 345 | Lierman (D)
Title:  Flexible Leave
Summary: Provides that an agreement between an employer and employee to waive the employee's right to use flexible leave for illness of the employee's immediate family is void; prohibits an employer from discharging, demoting, suspending, disciplining or discriminating against an employee or threatening to take any of these actions against an employee because the employee requested flexible leave; relates to leave with pay for an illness in the immediate family.
02/05/2015  Introduced.
02/05/2015  To House Committee on Economic Matters.
02/17/2015  Hearing Scheduled 02/17.
02/17/2015  Hearing cancelled.
02/17/2015  Hearing Scheduled 02/27.
03/18/2015  From House Committee on Economic Matters:  Reported favorably. (12-9)
03/18/2015  Committee Report adopted on House floor.
03/19/2015  Second reading passed.  To third reading.
03/20/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (86-52)
03/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Finance.
03/24/2015  Hearing Scheduled 4/07 at 1:00 p.m..
04/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Finance:  Reported favorably. (11-0)
04/10/2015  Committee Report adopted on Senate floor.
04/10/2015  Second reading passed.  To third reading.
04/11/2015  Passed Senate. (36-10)
04/11/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
05/29/2015  Became law without Governor’s signature.
05/29/2015  Chapter No. 493

MD H 42 | Rosenberg (D)
Title:  Fair Employment Preservation Act of 2015
Summary: Provides that an employer is liable under specified circumstances in an action concerning a violation of specified provisions of employment discrimination and retaliation law based on quid pro quo harassment or the creation or continuation of harassment in a hostile work environment; applies the Act prospectively.
01/16/2015  Introduced.
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Health and Government Operations.

MD H 478 | McDonough (R)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits, except under specified circumstances, an employer from discriminating in any manner or taking adverse action against an employee or an applicant using tobacco products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours; authorizes employees and applicants to submit to the Commissioner of Labor and Industry a written complaint under specified circumstances.
02/09/2015  Introduced.
02/09/2015  To House Committee on Economic Matters.
02/09/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/09/2015  Hearing Scheduled 03/10.
02/11/2015  Hearing cancelled.
02/11/2015  Hearing Scheduled 03/10.
03/18/2015  From House Committee on Economic Matters:  Reported unfavorably. (14-7)

MD S 527 | Raskin (D)
Title:  Fair Employment Preservation
Summary: Provides that an employer is liable under specified circumstances in an action concerning a violation of specified provisions of employment discrimination and retaliation law based on quid pro quo harassment or the creation or continuation of harassment in a hostile work environment; applies the Act prospectively.
02/06/2015  Introduced.
02/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings.
02/10/2015  Hearing Scheduled 03/03.

MD S 604 | King N (D)
Title:  Internships and Discriminatory Acts
Summary: Establishes certain protections for interns and applicants for internships from certain discriminatory acts; provides that interns shall have access to a complaint resolution procedure or, under certain circumstances, may file a complaint with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights for certain nonmonetary administrative remedies; provides that this Act does not create an employment relationship between an employer and an intern for the purposes of certain remedies.
02/06/2015  Introduced.
02/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings.
02/10/2015  Hearing Scheduled 03/03.
03/09/2015  From Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings:  Reported as amended. (9-2)
03/11/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
03/11/2015  Second reading passed with amendments.  To third reading.
03/13/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (44-2)
03/16/2015  To House Committee on Health and Government Operations.
03/18/2015  Hearing Scheduled 3/25 at 1:00 p.m..
03/31/2015  From House Committee on Health and Government Operations:  Reported favorably. (24-0)
04/01/2015  Committee Report adopted on House floor.
04/01/2015  Second reading passed.  To third reading.
04/02/2015  Passed House. (138-1)
04/02/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/14/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/14/2015  Chapter No. 43

MASSACHUSETTS

MA H 1716 | Gordon (D)
Title:  Contracts of Waivers in Employment Cases
Summary: Prevents contracts of waivers in employment cases of claims concerning discrimination, non-payment of wages or benefits, retaliation or harassment or violation of public policy.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  Dated 3/10/2015.
03/11/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Dated 3/10/2015.
03/11/2015  Filed as House Docket 2348
09/22/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.
10/19/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Accompanied by Bill S 958.

MA H 1757 | Orrall (R)
Title:  Non-Discrimination Training in the Workplace
Summary: Relates to non-discrimination training in the workplace.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
03/11/2015  Filed as House Docket 898
07/21/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1764 | Rushing (D)
Title:  Unlawful To Discriminate Based on Height and Weight
Summary: Makes it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of height and weight in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
03/11/2015  Filed as House Docket 373
07/21/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.
07/30/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development:  Ought to pass.
08/03/2015  To House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.
09/08/2015  Discharged from House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.
09/08/2015  To Joint Committee on Judiciary.
10/05/2015  Scheduled hearing pending for: 10/6/2015.
10/06/2015  In Joint Committee on Judiciary:  Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1771 | Story (D)
Title:  Addresses Workplace Bullying Mobbing and Harassment
Summary: Addresses workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
03/11/2015  Filed as House Docket 2072
07/21/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.
07/30/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development:  Ought to pass.
08/03/2015  To House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.
08/10/2015  From House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling. Reported for consideration by House.
08/10/2015  In House. Rules suspended.
08/10/2015  In House. Read second time.
08/10/2015  In House.  Ordered to third reading.

MA H 1781 | Zlotnik (D)
Title:  Non-Discrimination Training
Summary: Relates to non-discrimination training in the workplace.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
03/11/2015  Filed as House Docket 2531
07/21/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1783 | Zlotnik (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Relates to employment discrimination.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
03/11/2015  Filed as House Docket 2534
07/21/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 2750 | Heroux (D)
Title:  Plans to Address Nondiscrimination in Employment
Summary: Directs executive departments and agencies to develop, adhere to and update plans to address nondiscrimination in employment.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
03/11/2015  Filed as House Docket 3159
10/23/2015  Hearing scheduled for: 10/27/2015.
10/27/2015  In Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight:  Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA HD 1882 | Benson (D)
Title:  Discrimination in the Workplace
Summary: Relates to discrimination in the workplace.
01/16/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 1682

MA HD 2072 | Story (D)
Title:  Workplace Bullying
Summary: Addresses workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status.
01/16/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 1771

MA HD 2531 | Zlotnik (D)
Title:  Non-Discrimination Training in the Workplace
Summary: Relates to non-discrimination training in the workplace.
01/16/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 1781

MA HD 2783 | Collins (D)
Title:  Water Resource Authority Employees
Summary: Relates to the employee rights of employees of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
01/16/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 2248

MA HD 540 | Rushing (D)
Title:  Access and Opportunity Office
Summary: Establishes an office of access and opportunity.
01/14/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 2811

MA HD 898 | Orrall (R)
Title:  Nondiscrimination Training
Summary: Relates to non-discrimination training in the workplace.
01/14/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Assigned House Bill No. 1757

MA S 958 | Chandler (D)
Title:  Employee Protection Act
Summary: Relates to an employee protection act.
04/15/2015  Introduced.
04/15/2015  To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
04/15/2015  Filed as Senate Docket 1250
09/22/2015  In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard.  Eligible for Executive Session.
10/19/2015  From Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development:  Ought to pass.
10/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

MA SD 1166 | Tarr (R)
Title:  Discrimination Prevention on Boards of Registration
Summary: Relates to preventing discrimination on certain boards of registration.
01/16/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 193

MA SD 202 | Brownsberger (D)
Title:  Unfair Labor Practice of Refusal To Provide Records
Summary: Establishes the refusal to provide certain records as an unfair labor practice.
01/14/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 956

MA SD 854 | Petruccelli (D)
Title:  Water Resource Authority Employees
Summary: Provides for fairness and equity for Massachusetts water resources authority employees.
01/16/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 1410

MA SD 863 | Petruccelli (D)
Title:  Water Resource Authority Employees
Summary: Relates to the employee rights of employees of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
01/16/2015  Filed.
04/15/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 1412

MINNESOTA

MN H 1128 | Scott (R)
Title:  Human Rights
Summary: Provides a small business exemption from unfair discriminatory practices in employment based on familial status.
02/23/2015  Introduced.
02/23/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

MN S 1025 | Housley (R)
Title:  Public Participation in Government
Summary: Modifies certain protections related to public participation in government; defines public participation to include seeking assistance from, or reporting suspected crime to law enforcement, speaking before a zoning board, communicating with an elected public official concerning a change in law, demonstrating peacefully for or against government action, and filing a compliant with a government entity regarding safety, sexual harassment, civil rights, or equal employment rights.
02/20/2015  Introduced.
02/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
04/07/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as amended.
04/07/2015  In Senate. Second Reading.
05/07/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (62-0)
05/11/2015  Substituted for House Bill 906.
05/11/2015  In House. Second Reading.
05/14/2015  Passed House. (130-0)
05/15/2015  To Governor.
05/19/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/19/2015  Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 49

MN S 989 | Metzen (DFL)
Title:  State Government
Summary: Reimburses state agencies for the costs of providing reasonable accommodation; appropriates money.
02/18/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To Senate Committee on State and Local Government.
03/25/2015  From Senate Committee on State and Local Government:  Do pass as amended.
03/25/2015  Rereferred to Senate Committee on Finance.

MISSISSIPPI

MS H 10 | Lane (D)
Title:  Wage Discrimination
Summary: Provides that the Legislature discourages wage discrimination because such discrimination harms families and negatively affects the children of families that suffer wage discrimination; clarifies when an unlawful employment practice occurs; clarifies the remedies for such discrimination; creates the Evelyn Gandy Family Forward Act regarding discrimination against the unemployed.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary A.
01/06/2015  Additionally referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
02/03/2015  Died in committee.

MS H 112 | Baria (D)
Title:  Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act for Discrimination
Summary: Creates the Evelyn Gandy Fair Pay Act; provides that the legislature discourages wage discrimination against women; clarifies when an unlawful employment practice occurs; clarifies the remedies for such discrimination.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To House Committee on Workforce Development.
01/06/2015  Additionally referred to House Committee on Judiciary B.
02/03/2015  Died in committee.

MS H 113 | Evans J (D)
Title:  Fair Pay Act for Equivalent Pay and Keeping of Records
Summary: Enacts the Fair Pay Act; makes legislative findings; requires employers to pay equivalent pay for equivalent jobs; prohibits certain actions by employers; mandates the keeping of records.
01/06/2015  Introduced.
01/06/2015  To House Committee on Workforce Development.
01/06/2015  Additionally referred to House Committee on Judiciary B.
02/03/2015  Died in committee.

MS H 1341 | Clark B (D)
Title:  Cause of Action for Sexual Harassment
Summary: Creates a cause of action for sexual harassment in state court.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/23/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary B.
02/03/2015  Died in committee.

MS H 836 | Crawford (R)
Title:  Competitive Employment for Persons with Disabilities
Summary: Requires state agencies that provide services and support to persons with disabilities to consider competitive employment in an integrated setting for persons with disabilities; requires all state agencies to follow this policy by coordinating all collaborating efforts among agencies; authorizes state agencies to adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this act; requires the disability resource commission to review measurable goals and objectives; requires reporting.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/03/2015  From House Committee on Appropriations:  Recommended as substituted.
02/03/2015  Title Deemed Sufficient by House Committee: Do Pass Recommended Substitute.
02/11/2015  Committee substitute adopted on House floor.
02/11/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (120-0)
02/13/2015  Transmitted to Senate.
02/17/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare.
03/03/2015  From Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare:  Recommended as amended.
03/05/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
03/05/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (52-0)
03/16/2015  House refused to concur in Senate amendments.
03/31/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by House. (120-0)
03/31/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate. (52-0)
04/06/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
09/15/2015  Chapter No. 469

MS S 2804 | Jackson G (R)
Title:  State Personnel Board Procedures Exemption
Summary: Provides that the personnel actions of the Department of Corrections shall be exempt from nonstate service State Personnel Board procedures; establishes that no employee of any department, agency or institution may be dismissed or otherwise adversely affected as to compensation or employment status except for inefficiency or other good cause, and after written notice and hearing within the department, agency or institution as shall be specified in the rules and regulations of the State Personnel Board.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency.
01/29/2015  From Senate Committee on Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency:  Do pass.
02/12/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (34-14)
02/13/2015  Transmitted to House.
02/26/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
03/03/2015  From House Committee on Appropriations:  Recommended as amended.
03/04/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
03/04/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (82-37)
03/24/2015  Senate refused to concur in House amendments.
03/31/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by House. (62-58)
03/31/2015  Motion to Reconsider Entered.
04/01/2015  Motion to Reconsider Lost.
04/01/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate. (37-15)
04/02/2015  Motion to Reconsider Tabled.
04/07/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/13/2015  Signed by Governor.
09/15/2015  Chapter No. 437

MISSOURI

MO H 1019 | Austin (R)
Title:  Human Rights Act and Employment Discrimination
Summary: Modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination; provides the exclusive remedy for any and all unlawful employment practices articulated herein and hereby abrogates any common law causes of action not specifically articulated herein; relates to jury trial; provides if an employer files a certain motion then there are two frameworks for analysis that shall be considered highly persuasive.
02/23/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To House Committee on Workforce Standards and Development.
03/16/2015  Public Hearing completed.
03/17/2015  Executive Session Completed.
03/17/2015  In House Committee on Workforce Standards and Development: Voted do pass.
03/18/2015  From House Committee on Workforce Standards and Development: Reported do pass.
03/18/2015  To House Select Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
03/19/2015  Executive Session Completed.
03/19/2015  In House Select Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Voted do pass as substituted.
03/19/2015  From House Select Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Reported do pass as substituted.
04/08/2015  Committee substitute adopted on House floor.
04/08/2015  Perfected.
04/08/2015  To House Committee on Fiscal Review.
04/09/2015  Executive Session Completed.
04/09/2015  In House Committee on Fiscal Review:  Voted do pass.
04/09/2015  From House Committee on Fiscal Review:  Reported do pass.
04/09/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (110-41)
04/16/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.
04/16/2015  Public Hearing scheduled - 04/21/2015.
04/21/2015  Public Hearing held.
04/28/2015  Executive Session Held.
04/28/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence:  Voted do pass as substituted.
05/05/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence:  Reported do pass as substituted.
05/06/2015  Placed on Informal Calendar.

MO H 1193 | McDaniel (R)
Title:  Employers Asking Prospective Employees About Their Race
Summary: Prohibits employers from asking prospective employees about their race.
03/10/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To House Committee on Employment Security.
03/18/2015  Public Hearing completed.

MO H 270 | Miller R (R)
Title:  Unlawful Employment or Discriminatory Practices
Summary: Changes the Laws regarding unlawful employment or discriminatory practices.
12/19/2014  Prefiled.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
05/15/2015  To House Committee on Civil and Criminal Proceedings.

MO H 349 | Newman (D)
Title:  Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Summary: Establishes the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act.
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
05/15/2015  To House Committee on Workforce Standards and Development.

MO H 354 | Newman (D)
Title:  Employee Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act
Summary: Establishes the Employee Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act.
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
05/15/2015  To House Committee on Workforce Standards and Development.

MO H 942 | Green (D)
Title:  Tort Cause of Action Harassment in the Workplace
Summary: Creates a tort cause of action for injuries that result from harassment in the workplace.
02/12/2015  Introduced.
05/15/2015  To House Committee on Workforce Standards and Development.

MO S 36 | Romine (R)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Modifies the law relating to the State Human Rights Act and employment discrimination to include proof of discrimination in certain cases, the exclusion of certain employers, requires courts to rely heavily on specified existing discrimination laws when deciding discrimination cases, the recommendation of methods for use by the court for analyzing cases for granting summary judgment, and damage limits; creates a whistleblower protection act and provides for a private right of action for violations.
12/01/2014  Prefiled.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/15/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.
03/17/2015  Hearing scheduled.
03/17/2015  Hearing conducted.

MO S 62 | Chappelle-Nadal (D)
Title:  Divulging Employee or Customer Information
Summary: Creates a misdemeanor for employers who transmit an employee's or customer's name on a public address system or provides an employee's work scheduled or personal information to another; provides that employers are barred from evicting, harassing, dismissing, or retaliating against employees and patrons that have reported violations.
12/01/2014  Prefiled.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary, Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence.

MONTANA

MT D 618 | Office of Senator Mary Caferro
Title:  Private Sector Veteran Hiring Policies
Summary: Revises protection laws for private sector veteran's hiring policies; relates to labor and employment; relates to military affairs.
11/04/2014  Draft request received.
12/15/2014  Draft to requester for review.
01/02/2015  Draft to requester for review.
01/05/2015  Draft in legal review.
01/06/2015  Filed.
01/06/2015  Draft in Input/Proofing.
01/06/2015  Draft to drafter - edit review.
01/06/2015  Draft in Input/Proofing.
01/07/2015  Draft in final draft review.
01/07/2015  Draft in Assembly/Executive Director review.
01/07/2015  Draft ready for delivery.
01/19/2015  Draft delivered to Requester.
01/20/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 196.

MT D 620 | Office of Senator Mary Caferro
Title:  Employment Protections for National Guard Members
Summary: Revises employment protections for National Guard members; relates to labor and employment; relates to military affairs.
11/04/2014  Draft request received.
12/15/2014  Draft to requester for review.
01/02/2015  Draft to requester for review.
01/05/2015  Draft in legal review.
01/06/2015  Draft to drafter - edit review.
01/06/2015  Draft in final draft review.
01/06/2015  Filed.
01/07/2015  Draft in final draft review.
01/07/2015  Draft in Assembly/Executive Director review.
01/08/2015  Draft ready for delivery.
01/19/2015  Draft delivered to Requester.
01/20/2015  Assigned Senate Bill No. 195.

MT H 607 | Wagoner (R)
Title:  Anti Corruption and State Employee Protection Laws
Summary: Revises laws related to ethics, standards of conduct, and nepotism for public officials and public employees; provides that it is unlawful to retaliate against a person who files a complaint.
03/13/2015  Introduced.
03/13/2015  Filed as Draft 2220.
03/13/2015  To House Committee on State Administration.
03/26/2015  From House Committee on State Administration:  Do pass as amended. (20-0)
03/27/2015  In House. 2nd Reading Passed. (99-1)
03/27/2015  Rereferred to House Committee on Appropriations.
03/30/2015  From House Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (19-1)
03/31/2015  In House. 3rd Reading Passed. (99-0)
03/31/2015  Passed House.  To Senate.
04/01/2015  To Senate Committee on State Administration.
04/17/2015  Tabled.

MT S 195 | Caferro (D)
Title:  Employment Protections for National Guard Members
Summary: Applies the employment protections for members of Montana's National Guard to members of the National Guard in another state who are employed in Montana.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  Filed as Draft 620.
01/21/2015  To Senate Committee on State Administration.
02/11/2015  Tabled.
02/20/2015  Taken from Committee.
02/21/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
02/21/2015  In Senate. 2nd Reading Passed. (49-0)
02/24/2015  In Senate. 3rd Reading Passed. (49-1)
02/24/2015  Passed Senate.  To House.
02/25/2015  To House Committee on State Administration.
03/24/2015  From House Committee on State Administration:  Do pass as amended. (20-0)
04/01/2015  In House. 2nd Reading Passed. (100-0)
04/07/2015  In House. 3rd Reading Passed. (100-0)
04/07/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (100-0)
04/14/2015  Senate concurred in House amendments. (50-0)
04/14/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/15/2015  Printed - Enrolled Version Available
04/15/2015  Returned from Enrolling.
04/20/2015  To Governor.
04/29/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/29/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 363

MT S 196 | Caferro (D)
Title:  Private Sector Veteran Hiring Preference Protection
Summary: Authorizes private employers to adopt hiring preferences for veterans; provides that the hiring preference may not be interpreted to conflict with state and local equal opportunity laws.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  Filed as Draft 618.
01/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Economic Affairs.
02/12/2015  From Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Economic Affairs:  Do pass as amended. (8-2)
02/14/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
02/14/2015  In Senate. 2nd Reading Passed. (48-0)
02/17/2015  In Senate. 3rd Reading Passed. (50-0)
02/17/2015  Passed Senate.  To House.
02/19/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
03/10/2015  From House Committee on Business and Labor:  Do pass. (19-0)
03/20/2015  In House. 2nd Reading Passed. (93-7)
03/23/2015  In House. 3rd Reading Passed. (93-6)
03/23/2015  Passed House. (93-6)
03/25/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/25/2015  Printed - Enrolled Version Available
03/25/2015  Returned from Enrolling.
03/27/2015  To Governor.
03/30/2015  Signed by Governor.
03/30/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 147

NEBRASKA

NE L 272 | Crawford (NP)
Title:  Voluntary Veterans Preference in Private Employment
Summary: Establishes a voluntary veterans preference in private employment; provides that a private employer means a sole proprietorship, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a limited liability company, or any other entity with one or more employees; provides that a veterans preference policy shall not be considered a violation of any state or local equal employment opportunity law.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/15/2015  To Legislative Committee on Government, Military and Veterans Affairs.
01/29/2015  From Legislative Committee on Government, Military and Veterans Affairs:  Placed on General File. (8-0)
02/06/2015  Amended on Legislative floor. Amendment: AM137
02/10/2015  Placed on Select File as amended.
02/19/2015  From Select File.  Do pass as amended. Amendment: AM309 and ER22
02/19/2015  Advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment.
02/23/2015  Placed on Final Reading.
03/06/2015  Passed on Final Reading. (45-0)
03/06/2015  Passed Legislature.
03/06/2015  To Governor.
03/12/2015  Signed by Governor.

NE L 627 | Mello (NP)
Title:  Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act
Summary: Changes provisions relating to pregnancy under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act.
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/23/2015  To Legislative Committee on Business and Labor.
02/27/2015  From Legislative Committee on Business and Labor:  Placed on General File as amended. (6-0)
03/12/2015  Committee Amendment adopted on Legislative floor. Amendment: AM232
03/17/2015  Placed on Select File as amended.
03/30/2015  From Select File.  Do pass as amended. Amendment: ER50
03/30/2015  Amended on Legislative floor. Amendment: AM1047 and AM 1032
03/30/2015  Advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment.
03/31/2015  Placed on Final Reading.
04/07/2015  Passed on Final Reading. (45-0)
04/07/2015  Passed Legislature.
04/07/2015  To Governor.
04/13/2015  Signed by Governor.

NEVADA

NV A 306 | Spiegel (D)
Title:  Employer Accommodations for Nursing Mother
Summary: Requires an employer to make certain accommodations for a nursing mother; requires certain employers to provide a reasonable break time and a clean, private place for an employee who is a nursing mother to express breast milk; prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for certain actions relating to this requirement; authorizes a public employee, who is aggrieved by her employer's failure to comply with this requirement, to file a complaint.
03/16/2015  Introduced.
03/16/2015  To Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services.
04/20/2015  From Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services:  Do pass with amendment.
04/20/2015  Amended on Assembly floor.
04/21/2015  Ordered Engrossed.
04/21/2015  Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.2, no further action allowed.

NV BDR 148 | Carlton (D)
Title:  Employee Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act
Summary: Enacts the employee reproductive health nondiscrimination act.
07/16/2014  Filed.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH H 411 | Ley (D)
Title:  Subminimum Wages Payment to Persons With Disabilities
Summary: Prohibits employers from employing individuals with disabilities at an hourly rate lower than the federal minimum wage except for practical experience or training programs.
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services.
01/21/2015  Filed as LSR 52.
01/28/2015  Public Hearing: 2/10/2015.
02/18/2015  Executive Session: 2/17/2015.
03/05/2015  From House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services:  Ought to pass with amendment.
03/11/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
03/11/2015  Passed House.  To Senate.
03/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce.
04/08/2015  Hearing: 4/14/15.
04/16/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce:  Ought to pass.
04/30/2015  Committee report adopted on Senate floor.
04/30/2015  Laid on table.

NH LSR 116 | Office of Hosmer
Title:  Subminimum Wages Payment to Persons With Disabilities
Summary: Repeals the payment of subminimum wages to persons with disabilities.
01/13/2015  Filed.
01/13/2015  Assigned Bill Number: S 47.

NH LSR 2127 | Edelblut (R)
Title:  Academic Freedom and Whistleblower Protection
Summary: Relates to academic freedom and whistleblower protection.
09/14/2015  Filed.

NH LSR 506 | Schuett (D)
Title:  Abusive Work Environments
Summary: Relates to an abusive work environment and the health and safety of public employees.
12/04/2014  Filed.
01/22/2015  Assigned Bill Number: H 488.

NH LSR 6 | Office of Cushing
Title:  Credit History Use in Employment Decisions
Summary: Prohibits an employer from using credit history in employment decisions.
09/22/2014  Filed.
01/16/2015  Assigned Bill Number: H 365.

NH S 47 | Hosmer (D)
Title:  Subminimum Wages Payment to Persons With Disabilities
Summary: Prohibits employers from employing individuals with disabilities at an hourly rate lower than the federal minimum wage except for practical experience or training programs and family businesses.
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce.
01/13/2015  Filed as LSR 116.
01/29/2015  Hearing: 2/10/15.
02/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce:  Ought to pass.
03/05/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (23-0)
03/11/2015  To House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services.
03/19/2015  Public Hearing: 3/24/2015.
03/19/2015  Executive Session: 3/25/2015.
03/26/2015  From House Committee on Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services:  Ought to pass.
04/15/2015  Passed House.
04/29/2015  Ordered Enrolled.
05/07/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/07/2015  Chapter No. 2015-40

NEW JERSEY

NJ A 1321 | Quijano (D)
Title:  Whistleblower Protections for Government Employees
Summary: Extends whistleblower protections to employee disclosure of governmental mismanagement, waste and abuse.
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 1665 | Johnson (D)
Title:  Job Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits job discrimination on basis of credit history or financial status.
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 1999 | Watson-Coleman (D)
Title:  Employment Rights for Person with Criminal History
Summary: Creates the Opportunity to Compete Act; establishes certain employment rights for persons with criminal histories; prohibits any employer from requiring an applicant for employment to complete any application that makes any inquiries regarding an applicant's criminal record during the initial employment application process only.
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
06/23/2014  Transferred to Assembly Committee on Budget.
06/23/2014  From Assembly Committee on Budget as substituted. (8-4)
06/26/2014  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (41-34)
06/26/2014  Received in the Senate without Reference.
06/26/2014  Amended on Senate floor.
06/26/2014  Substituted for S2124
06/26/2014  Passed Senate.  To Assembly for concurrence. (32-1)
06/26/2014  Received in the Assembly without Reference.
06/26/2014  Assembly concurred in Senate amendments. (49-23)
06/26/2014  To Governor.
08/11/2014  Signed by Governor.
08/11/2014  Chapter No. 2014-32

NJ A 2136 | Quijano (D)
Title:  Discriminatory Actions Against Unpaid Interns
Summary: Prohibits employment-based discriminatory actions against persons engaged in unpaid internships.
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
01/15/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor as combined.  For further actions see A3529. (6-1)

NJ A 2298 | Spencer (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits employers from obtaining, requiring, or discriminating on the basis of credit reports.
01/27/2014  Filed.
02/06/2014  Introduced.
02/06/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2910 | Riley (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination Based on Employment Status
Summary: Provides an employer or employer's agent, representative, or designee shall not discriminate against an applicant for employment in any employment decision with regard to hiring, compensation, or the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the applicant is or has been unemployed; provides nothing shall prohibit an employer from inquiring into an applicant's employment history including the circumstances surrounding an applicant's separation from prior employment.
03/10/2014  Filed.
03/13/2014  Introduced.
03/13/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/15/2014  From Assembly Committee on Labor as amended. (7-2)
06/16/2014  Substituted by S1440

NJ A 3529 | Lampitt (D)
Title:  Intern Legal Protection
Summary: Creates The New Jersey Intern Protection Act; provides legal protections and remedies for persons engaged in internships with employers; adds employees in internships to the list of employees that may not be discriminated against or retaliated against by employers.
06/26/2014  Filed.
07/11/2014  Introduced.
07/11/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
01/15/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor as substituted. (6-1)

NJ A 3778 | Garcia (D)
Title:  Sex Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits sex discrimination in pay and reprisals against employees disclosing employment information or requesting flexible work arrangements.
09/29/2014  Filed.
10/02/2014  Introduced.
10/02/2014  To Assembly Committee on Women and Children.

NJ A 631 | Moriarty (D)
Title:  Hiring Preferences
Summary: Authorizes hiring preference for veterans in non-civil service jurisdictions.
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

NJ A 830 | Mainor (D)
Title:  Public and Private Employers Discrimination Prohibition
Summary: Prohibits public and private employers from discriminating against ex-convicts.
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ A 834 | Mainor (D)
Title:  Public and Private Employers Prohibitions
Summary: Prohibits public and private employers from automatically disqualifying ex-offenders from employment.
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ ACR 159 | Wimberly (D)
Title:  Equal Employment
Summary: Creates a joint committee of the Legislature to be known as the Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity.
05/22/2014  Filed.
06/05/2014  Introduced.
06/05/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
06/23/2014  Transferred to Assembly Committee on Budget.
06/23/2014  From Assembly Committee on Budget as amended. (8-3)
06/26/2014  Substituted by SCR62

NJ ACR 35 | Tucker (D)
Title:  Enact Reforms Addressing Sexual Harassment and Assault
Summary: Urges Congress to enact reforms addressing sexual harassment and assault in United States Armed Forces.
01/14/2014  Filed.
01/16/2014  Introduced.
01/16/2014  To Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

NJ AR 169 | Tucker (D)
Title:  Transgender Military Personnel
Summary: Memorializes the Department of Defense to authorize changes on certain military service forms of veterans who are transgender.
09/29/2014  Filed.
10/02/2014  Introduced.
10/02/2014  To Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

NJ S 1433 | Rice (D)
Title:  Retaliatory Action by Employers
Summary: Protects certain politically active employees from retaliatory action by employers.
02/25/2014  Filed.
02/27/2014  Introduced.
02/27/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NJ S 1440 | Barnes P (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination Based on Employment Status
Summary: Provides that an employer or employer's agent, representative, or designee shall not discriminate against any applicant for employment with regard to hiring, compensation, or the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the applicant is or has been unemployed; provides that nothing shall prohibit an employer or employment agency from inquiring into an applicant's employment history including the circumstances surrounding an applicant's separation from prior employment.
02/25/2014  Filed.
02/27/2014  Introduced.
02/27/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/17/2014  From Senate Committee on Labor as amended. (3-2)
05/12/2014  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (22-15)
05/15/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/15/2014  From Assembly Committee on Labor as amended. (7-2)
06/16/2014  Substituted for A2910
06/16/2014  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (53-21)
06/30/2014  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments. (30-5)
06/30/2014  To Governor.
08/18/2014  Vetoed by Governor.

NJ S 1484 | Cunningham (D)
Title:  Employment Rights for Persons with Criminal Histories
Summary: Creates The Opportunity to Compete Act; establishes certain employment rights for persons with criminal histories.
02/25/2014  Filed.
02/27/2014  Introduced.
02/27/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NJ S 2102 | Rice (D)
Title:  Employer Discrimination of Ex-Convicts
Summary: Prohibits public and private employers from discriminating against ex-convicts.
05/12/2014  Filed.
05/19/2014  Introduced.
05/19/2014  To Senate Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ S 2124 | Cunningham (D)
Title:  The Opportunity to Compete Act
Summary: Creates The Opportunity to Compete Act; establishes employment rights for persons with criminal records; provides that no county or municipality shall adopt any ordinance, resolution, law, rule or regulation regarding criminal histories in the employment context; provides exception for ordinances adopted to regulate municipal operations.
05/19/2014  Filed.
06/02/2014  Introduced.
06/02/2014  To Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
06/05/2014  From Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations as amended. (10-1)
06/23/2014  Amended on Senate floor.
06/26/2014  Substituted by A1999

NJ S 2623 | Turner (D)
Title:  Minority Law Enforcement Recruitment
Summary: Requires law enforcement agencies in this state to establish minority recruitment and selection programs; establishes reporting requirement.
12/01/2014  Filed.
12/08/2014  Introduced.
12/08/2014  To Senate Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ S 486 | Cunningham (D)
Title:  Employment Rights for Persons with Criminal Histories
Summary: Creates The Opportunity to Compete Act; establishes certain employment rights for persons with criminal histories.
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
02/27/2014  Withdrawn from further consideration.

NJ S 524 | Gill (D)
Title:  Employment Credit Check Prohibition
Summary: Prohibits employers from obtaining, requiring, or discriminating on the basis of credit reports.
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
06/08/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor as substituted. (4-1)
06/29/2015  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (22-16)

NJ S 539 | Gill (D)
Title:  New Jersey Intern Protection Act
Summary: Concerns the New Jersey Intern Protection Act; provides legal protections and remedies for discrimination or retaliatory actions by employers against interns.
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
06/05/2014  From Senate Committee on Labor as substituted. (4-0)
06/05/2014  To Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
06/05/2014  Rescinded actions of REF SBA
06/23/2014  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (35-1)
06/23/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
01/15/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor. (6-1)

NJ S 770 | Weinberg (D)
Title:  Public Service Privatization Contracts
Summary: Establishes procedures and standards regarding public service privatization contracts; requires competitive sealed bids for each contract and requires that the public not be subject to any fees, fares, or other charges greater than those currently charged; requires an audit of each contract; require contractors to comply with policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
04/28/2014  From Senate Committee on Labor as amended. (3-1)
05/12/2014  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (24-14)
05/15/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/15/2014  From Assembly Committee on Labor. (6-3)
06/16/2014  Substituted for A2873
06/16/2014  Passed Assembly. (48-29)
06/16/2014  To Governor.
08/11/2014  Vetoed by Governor.
12/18/2014  Failed to pass Senate. (24-13)

NJ S 783 | Weinberg (D)
Title:  Unfair Wage Recovery
Summary: Provides that a discriminatory compensation decision or other employment practice that is unlawful under the Law Against Discrimination occurs each occasion that compensation is paid in furtherance of that discriminatory decision or practice.
01/14/2014  Introduced.
01/14/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/17/2014  From Senate Committee on Labor. (4-0)
03/27/2014  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (21-13)
05/08/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/15/2014  From Assembly Committee on Labor. (6-2)
06/16/2014  Substituted for A2349
06/16/2014  Passed Assembly. (49-26)
06/16/2014  To Governor.
08/11/2014  Conditional veto by Governor.  Returned to Senate.

NJ SCR 62 | Rice (D)
Title:  Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity
Summary: Creates the Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity in the Legislature; relates to membership and appointments to the joint committee.
01/30/2014  Filed.
02/25/2014  Introduced.
02/25/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
04/28/2014  From Senate Committee on Labor. (3-0)
06/12/2014  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (35-0)
06/12/2014  Received in the Assembly without Reference.
06/26/2014  Amended on Assembly floor.
06/26/2014  Substituted for ACR159
06/26/2014  Passed Assembly.  To Senate for concurrence. (50-26)
06/30/2014  Senate concurred in Assembly amendments. (33-0)

NEW MEXICO

NM H 409 | McMillan (R)
Title:  Pregnant Worker Accommodation Act
Summary: Amends and enacting sections of the human rights act to provide protections and reasonable accommodation of pregnant women.
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Business and Employment.
03/02/2015  From House Committee on Business and Employment:  Do pass as substituted.
03/11/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (63-3)
03/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

NM S 103 | Sharer (R)
Title:  Employee Preference Act
Summary: Enacts the Employee Preference Act; prohibits membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment; prohibits the deduction of dues or fees to a labor organization from the compensation of employees without written authorization; provides for investigation and enforcement; amends sections of the Public Employee Bargaining Act; provides a penalty.
12/31/2014  Prefiled.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Public Affairs.
01/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

NEW YORK

NY A 1105 | Gunther (D)
Title:  Aggravated Harassment of an Employee By an Inmate
Summary: Amends the Penal Law; relates to aggravated harassment of an employee by an inmate.
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To Assembly Committee on Codes.

NY A 113 | Dinowitz (D)
Title:  Awarding of Reasonable Attorney's Fees and Costs
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; permits awarding of reasonable attorneys' fees and costs and exemplary damages in court actions for unlawful discriminatory practices pursuant to the human rights law; provides incentive to the employer not to discriminate against the employee knowing there will be financial repercussions for their actions.
01/06/2015  Prefiled.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 1142 | Jaffee (D)
Title:  Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision
Summary: Prohibits employer from accessing an employee's personal information regarding the employee's or the employee's dependent's reproductive health decision making the decision to use or access a particular drug, device or medical service without the employee's prior informed affirmative written consent.
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/26/2015  Amended in Assembly Committee on Labor.
06/03/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor.
06/03/2015  To Assembly Committee on Codes.
06/08/2015  From Assembly Committee on Codes.
06/08/2015  To Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/10/2015  From Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/16/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (114-33)
06/16/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.

NY A 1197 | Corwin (R)
Title:  Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
Summary: Amends the Executive Law related to unlawful discriminatory practices.
01/08/2015  Introduced.
01/08/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 1721 | O'Donnell (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination Against Certain Persons
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination against persons whose criminal charges have been adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/12/2015  To Assembly Committee on Correction.

NY A 1769 | Cahill (D)
Title:  Scope of Protections Against Discrimination
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; 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.
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/12/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 1845 | Gunther (D)
Title:  Fingerprinting of Prospective Child Day Care Employees
Summary: Amends the Education Law; relates to the fingerprinting of prospective child day care employees and sharing fingerprint results.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Assembly Committee on Children and Families.

NY A 1998 | Dinowitz (D)
Title:  Attorney Fees and Expert Witness Fees
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; awards attorney fees and expert witness fees in employment discrimination cases.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
05/12/2015  From Assembly Committee on Judiciary.
05/18/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (125-14)
05/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

NY A 2078 | Zebrowski (D)
Title:  Retaliation for Employment Discrimination
Summary: Relates to retaliation against other jurisdictions which discriminate against hiring New York state residents.
01/15/2015  Introduced.
01/15/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
03/03/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
03/26/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (131-13)
03/26/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY A 259 | Rozic (D)
Title:  Protections to Certain Activities
Summary: Expands protections to housing, higher education, and volunteer activity; relates to inquiries concerning arrests or criminal accusations.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Assembly Committee on Correction.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Correction.

NY A 2707 | Katz (R)
Title:  Stricter Penalties for Unlawful Wage Discrimination
Summary: Creates the crime of unlawful wage discrimination.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 272 | Weinstein (D)
Title:  Domestic Violence
Summary: Defines "victim of domestic violence"; prohibits employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/10/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/10/2015  To Assembly Committee on Codes.
03/11/2015  From Assembly Committee on Codes.
04/28/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (140-0)
04/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY A 2747 | Titone (D)
Title:  State Contracts With Certain Vendors
Summary: Amends the State Finance Law; 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.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 2804 | Pretlow (D)
Title:  Municipal Commissions
Summary: Amends the Civil Service Law; allows municipal commissions to use alternate lists for filling vacancies with resident and non-resident minority group members and women in order to achieve diversity in the workplace.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
05/13/2015  Amended in Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
06/02/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
06/02/2015  To Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/03/2015  Amended in Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/17/2015  Amended in Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/18/2015  Amended in Assembly Committee on Rules.

NY A 2889 | Pretlow (D)
Title:  Protection To Employees From Retaliatory Actions
Summary: Enacts provisions providing protection to employees from retaliatory actions by employers where such employees report improper business activities; applicable to employees who in good faith reasonably believes that an improper business activity has or will occur, based on information that the employee reasonably believes to be true; provides remedies and relief.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/20/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 314 | Abinanti (D)
Title:  Employer Retaliation Against Employees
Summary: Prohibits employer retaliation against employees in the financial services industry.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 338 | Skartados (D)
Title:  Employer Access to Consumer Credit Reports
Summary: Relates to limiting an employer's access to consumer credit reports in connection with employment applications.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection.

NY A 3492 | Wright (D)
Title:  Discrimination Against Certain Employees
Summary: Makes permanent certain provisions relating to discrimination against certain employees.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/23/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 3769 | Katz (R)
Title:  Stopping Sexual Harassment in All Workplaces
Summary: Relates to stopping sexual harassment in all workplaces.
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 4129 | DenDekker (D)
Title:  Unlawful Discrimination By Government Agencies
Summary: Relates to unlawful discriminatory practices by government agencies relating to persons with attention deficit disorders.
01/29/2015  Introduced.
01/29/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 4143 | DenDekker (D)
Title:  Unlawful Discriminatory Practices By Government Agency
Summary: Relates to unlawful discriminatory practices by government agencies relating to persons recovering from alcohol and/or substance abuse.
01/29/2015  Introduced.
01/29/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 4272 | Gunther (D)
Title:  Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Women
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; requires the provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant women.
01/30/2015  Introduced.
01/30/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
04/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
04/28/2015  To Assembly Committee on Codes.
05/04/2015  From Assembly Committee on Codes.
05/04/2015  To Assembly Committee on Rules.
05/04/2015  From Assembly Committee on Rules.
05/05/2015  Substituted by S8

NY A 429 | Rosenthal (D)
Title:  Sexual Harassment Training for Hotel Employees
Summary: Requires sexual harassment training for hotel and motel employees; requires operators to certify to the department that they have conducted sexual harassment training; provides such training every two years for employees; requires "know your rights" brochure and employee bill of rights.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 4342 | Robinson (D)
Title:  Unlawful Hiring Discrimination By Employers
Summary: Prohibits unlawful hiring discrimination by employers and employment agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.
01/30/2015  Introduced.
01/30/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 437 | Rosenthal (D)
Title:  Policy of Equal Pay
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.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
04/22/2015  To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
04/27/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (105-40)
04/27/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY A 5008 | Lifton (D)
Title:  Public Employers Wage Disparities Report and Evaluation
Summary: Directs the president of the civil service commission to study and publish a report evaluating public employers wage disparities related to the job titles segregated by the gender, race and/or national origin of the employees in the title.
02/10/2015  Introduced.
02/10/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
04/27/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (109-36)
04/27/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY A 5388 | Lifton (D)
Title:  Violations of Americans With Disabilities Act
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 in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act; also waives the immunity of all instrumentalities and political subdivisions of the state.
02/20/2015  Introduced.
02/20/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
04/22/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
04/22/2015  To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
04/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.
05/11/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (134-6)
05/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY A 5754 | Benedetto (D)
Title:  Protection for Employees Against Retaliatory Actions
Summary: Provides protection to employees and former employees from retaliatory actions by employers for the reporting of illegal business activities.
03/04/2015  Introduced.
03/04/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/18/2015  From Assembly Committee on Labor.
05/18/2015  To Assembly Committee on Codes.
05/28/2015  From Assembly Committee on Codes.

NY A 6183 | Russell (D)
Title:  Unlawful Discrimination Based on Familial Status
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; relates to unlawful discrimination based on familial status.
03/16/2015  Introduced.
03/16/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
05/04/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
05/04/2015  To Assembly Committee on Codes.
05/04/2015  From Assembly Committee on Codes.
05/04/2015  To Assembly Committee on Rules.
05/04/2015  From Assembly Committee on Rules.
05/05/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (140-4)
05/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY A 6387 | Abinanti (D)
Title:  Environment in the Workplace
Summary: Amends the Mental Hygiene Law; creates an environment in the workplace that does not discourage witnessing and reporting on abusive behavior and provides penalties for acts of retribution against such person.
03/20/2015  Introduced.
03/20/2015  To Assembly Committee on Mental Health.

NY A 7202 | Gunther (D)
Title:  Breastfeeding Mother's Bill of Rights
Summary: Amends the Public Health Law; relates to the breastfeeding mother's bill of rights; adds the right of such mother's to take reasonable unpaid breaks at work so as to pump breast milk for up to a specified amount of years following childbirth; provides the employer must take reasonable steps to provide a room or other location where such may be done in privacy; provides the employer may not discriminate against you for this action; provides complaints are directed to the Department of Labor.
04/28/2015  Introduced.
04/28/2015  To Assembly Committee on Health.
05/12/2015  From Assembly Committee on Health.
05/18/2015  Amended on Assembly floor.
06/01/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (145-0)
06/01/2015  To Senate Committee on Health.
06/15/2015  From Senate Committee on Health.
06/15/2015  Substituted for S5183
06/15/2015  Passed Senate. (62-0)

NY A 7951 | Abbate (D)
Title:  Public Employee Whistleblower Protection Act
Summary: Enacts the Public Employee Whistleblower Protection Act; repeals certain provisions of the Civil Service Law related to certain retaliatory actions by public employers.
06/02/2015  Introduced.
06/02/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
06/10/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees.
06/10/2015  To Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/15/2015  From Assembly Committee on Rules.
06/19/2015  Passed Assembly.  To Senate. (130-9)
06/19/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
06/25/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules.
06/25/2015  Substituted for S4628
06/25/2015  Passed Senate. (59-0)

NY A 8108 | Dinowitz (D)
Title:  Prohibition on Covenant Not To Compete
Summary: Prohibits employers from requiring low-wage employees to enter into covenants not to compete and requires employers to notify potential employees of any requirement to enter into a covenant not to compete.
06/09/2015  Introduced.
06/09/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 8385 | Rosenthal (D)
Title:  Gender Pay Gaps
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; relates to issuing a certificate of compliance to any employer who achieves a gender pay gap of
10% or less.
09/10/2015  Introduced.
09/11/2015  To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 8395 | Rosenthal (D)
Title:  Disclosure and Consideration of Gender Wage Disparity
Summary: Requires all offerors to provide the percentage of gender wage disparity by job title for all state contracts; requires agencies to compile data received on gender wage disparity and provide data to the office of general services for publication on its website; requires agencies to provide extra credit or weight to offerors with a gender wage disparity of ten percent or less.
10/02/2015  Introduced.
10/02/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY A 8482 | Ortiz (D)
Title:  Unfair Labor and Housing Practices
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; eliminates unfair labor and housing practices against persons with veteran status by expanding the jurisdiction of the human rights commission.
10/09/2015  Introduced.
10/09/2015  To Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs.

NY A 853 | Steck (D)
Title:  State Employees Equal Opportunity Act
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; establishes the state employees equal opportunity act; renames the division on human rights the New York state commission on human rights.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.

NY S 1156 | Avella (D)
Title:  Additional Punishment for Contempt Citations
Summary: Provides for a 30-day limit on additional punishment for certain contempt citations involving an employee organization and view acts of extreme provocation in a light most favorable to the employee organization.
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

NY S 1206 | Carlucci (D)
Title:  Scope of Protections Against Discrimination
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; 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.
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 1314 | Marcellino (R)
Title:  Service Animals and Guide Dogs
Summary: Relates to unlawful discriminatory practices and the denial of access or discrimination against persons accompanied by service animals, guide dogs or service dogs, including in instances of employment; prohibits discrimination against a such animal even if the animal is not accompanied by the person for whom the animal is being trained.
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
01/12/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules. (24-0)
01/21/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
03/04/2015  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (61-0)
03/04/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/09/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
03/09/2015  Substituted for A 876A.
03/09/2015  Passed Assembly. (146-0)
08/03/2015  To Governor.
08/13/2015  Signed by Governor.
08/13/2015  Chapter No. 141

NY S 1558 | Ranzenhofer (R)
Title:  Filing False Liens or Encumbrances
Summary: Amends the Penal Law; provides that filing false liens or encumbrances against public officers or public employees or with the intent to harass, intimidate or otherwise attempt to affect the actions of the public official or public employee, knowingly file a false or misleading lien is a first degree class E felony.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Codes.

NY S 2 | Valesky (D)
Title:  Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; relates to unlawful discriminatory practices; provides that the term employer, in a case of an action for discrimination based on sex pursuant to existing law, with respect to sexual harassment only, shall include all employers within the state.
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
01/12/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules. (24-0)
01/12/2015  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (62-0)
01/12/2015  To Assembly Committee on Codes.
05/05/2015  From Assembly Committee on Codes.
05/05/2015  Substituted for A5360
05/05/2015  Passed Assembly. (144-0)
10/20/2015  To Governor.
10/21/2015  Signed by Governor.
10/21/2015  Chapter No. 363

NY S 2016 | Carlucci (D)
Title:  Retaliation Against Certain Other Jurisdictions
Summary: Relates to retaliation against other jurisdictions which discriminate against hiring New York state residents.
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY S 2037 | Hassell-Thompso (D)
Title:  Municipal Commissions
Summary: Amends the Civil Service Law; relates to appointments from eligible lists; allows municipal commissions to use alternate lists for filling vacancies with resident and non-resident minority group members and women in order to achieve diversity in the workplace.
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.
05/14/2015  Amended in Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.
05/29/2015  Amended in Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.
06/17/2015  Amended in Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.
06/24/2015  Amended in Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions.

NY S 2414 | Squadron (D)
Title:  Flexible Working Arrangements
Summary: Provides that employees may submit a request for flexible working arrangements in good faith; requires the employer to notify the employee of the decision; prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising rights under the section.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 2707 | 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.
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
05/22/2015  Amended in Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 2709 | Krueger (D)
Title:  Discrimination Based on Reproductive Decision Making
Summary: Prohibits discrimination based on an individual's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making; provides an employer shall be prohibited from accessing an employee's personal information or require an employee to sign a waiver or other document which purports to deny an employee the right to make their own reproductive health care decisions, including use of a particular drug, device, or medical service.
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
06/02/2015  Amended in Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 3 | Little (R)
Title:  Provision of Attorney's Fees
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; relates to the provision of attorney's fees in cases of housing, employment or credit discrimination.
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
01/12/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules. (24-0)
01/12/2015  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (62-0)
01/12/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
05/13/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
05/13/2015  Substituted for A7189
06/02/2015  Passed Assembly. (141-0)
10/20/2015  To Governor.
10/21/2015  Signed by Governor.
10/21/2015  Chapter No. 364

NY S 3267 | Sanders (D)
Title:  Unlawful Discrimination Based on Unemployment Status
Summary: Prohibits unlawful hiring discrimination by employers and employment agencies based upon an individual's unemployment status.
02/04/2015  Introduced.
02/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 3380 | Savino (D)
Title:  Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Summary: Relates to unlawful hiring discrimination by employers, employment agencies and licensing agencies; prohibits concurrent payments.
02/06/2015  Introduced.
02/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 3381 | Savino (D)
Title:  Public Employee Safety and Health Reform Act
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; establishes the "public employee safety and health reform act"; relates to prohibiting retaliatory acts against public employees.
02/06/2015  Introduced.
02/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 3963 | Gianaris (D)
Title:  Discrimination Against Employees
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; designates discrimination against employees for failure to meet certain ticket quotas as a class A misdemeanor.
02/24/2015  Introduced.
02/24/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 4 | Little (R)
Title:  Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; relates to unlawful discriminatory practices because of familial status by an employer, licensing agency, employment agency, labor organization, by fire departments or fire companies, or any person or entity refusing to sell or trade with any person or those related due to familial status.
01/09/2015  Introduced.
01/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
01/12/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules. (24-0)
01/12/2015  Passed Senate.  To Assembly. (62-0)
01/12/2015  To Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
06/18/2015  From Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations.
06/18/2015  Substituted for A7317
06/18/2015  Passed Assembly. (142-1)
10/20/2015  To Governor.
10/21/2015  Signed by Governor.
10/21/2015  Chapter No. 365

NY S 4041 | Sampson (D)
Title:  Retaliatory Personnel Action By an Employer
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; prohibits retaliatory personnel action by an employer against an employee who discloses or threatens to disclose an activity, policy or practice of the employer or a fellow employee that is in violation of law; removes requirement that such violation of law present a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 4847 | Martins (R)
Title:  Exclusion of Certain Services From Employment
Summary: Amends the Labor Law; relates to exclusion of certain services from employment.
04/22/2015  Introduced.
04/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
06/01/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor. (15-1)

NY S 5156 | Ortt (R)
Title:  Aggravated Harassment of an Employee By a Patient
Summary: Amends the Penal Law; relates to the aggravated harassment of an employee by a patient in a state forensic psychiatric institution.
05/05/2015  Introduced.
05/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Codes.
06/08/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Codes.
06/08/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
06/08/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules. (21-4)
06/25/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.

NY S 517 | Little (R)
Title:  Failure to Pay Wages Based on Sex
Summary: Increases civil and criminal penalties for failure to pay wages or to differentiate the rate of pay based on sex; directs the commissioner of labor to study and report upon wage differential among men and women, and between minorities and non-minorities.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 5595 | Serrano (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination Against Certain Persons
Summary: Prohibits employment discrimination against persons whose criminal charges have been adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.
05/15/2015  Introduced.
05/15/2015  To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 758 | Kennedy (D)
Title:  Awarding of Reasonable Attorney Fees and Costs
Summary: Amends the Executive Law; permits awarding of reasonable attorneys' fees and costs and exemplary damages in court actions for unlawful discriminatory practices pursuant to the human rights law; provides incentive to the employer not to discriminate against the employee knowing there will be financial repercussions for their actions.
01/07/2015  Introduced.
01/07/2015  To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NORTH CAROLINA

NC H 254 | Martin G (D)
Title:  National Guard Reemployment Rights
Summary: Extends National Guard reemployment rights to members of the National Guards of other states; relates to reemployment rights upon honorable release from state duty without discrimination.
03/17/2015  Filed.
03/18/2015  Introduced.
03/18/2015  To House Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veterans  Affairs.
04/01/2015  From House Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs:  Reported favorably.
04/01/2015  In House.  Placed on Calendar for immediate consideration.
04/01/2015  In House.  Read second time.  To third reading. (118-0)
04/01/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House.  To Senate.
04/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.
05/22/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.
05/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce.
07/14/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce:  Reported favorably.
07/15/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading. (49-0)
07/15/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.
07/16/2015  Ratified for presentation.
07/17/2015  To Governor.
07/17/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/24/2015  Session Law Number 2015-161

NC S 2 | Berger P (R)
Title:  Marriage Ceremonies
Summary: Allows magistrates, assistant registers of deeds, and deputy registers of deeds to recuse themselves from performing duties related to marriage ceremonies due to a sincerely held religious objection; prohibits disciplinary action for a good faith recusal; provides that the chief district court judge shall ensure that all individuals issued a marriage license seeking to be married before a magistrate may marry.
01/28/2015  Filed.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.
02/04/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate.
02/04/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary I.
02/18/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Judiciary I.
02/18/2015  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary II.
02/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary II:  Reported favorably with substitute.
02/24/2015  In Senate.  Judiciary II committee substitute adopted on Senate floor.
02/25/2015  In Senate.  Read second time.  To third reading. (32-16)
02/25/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House.
03/02/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary I.
05/27/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary I:  Reported favorably.
05/27/2015  In House.  Placed on Calendar for immediate consideration.
05/27/2015  In House.  Read second time.  To third reading. (65-45)
05/28/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House. (67-43)
05/28/2015  Ratified for presentation.
05/28/2015  To Governor.
05/29/2015  Vetoed by Governor.
06/01/2015  In Senate.  Placed on Calendar for immediate consideration.
06/01/2015  In Senate.  Governor’s veto overridden by Senate.
06/02/2015  In House.  Placed on Calendar for:  06/03/2015
06/11/2015  In House.  Governor’s veto overridden by House.
06/11/2015  Session Law Number 2015-75

NORTH DAKOTA

ND H 1257 | Oversen (D)
Title:  Unequal Pay for Men and Women
Summary: Provides a penalty; authorizes one or more individuals to bring an action in a district court; makes changes to the statute of limitations and to provisions of law concerning records of, and reporting by, certain employers.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
02/04/2015  From House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor:  Do pass as amended. (15-0)
02/05/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
02/06/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (87-0)
02/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
03/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Industry, Business and Labor:  Do pass. (7-0)
03/11/2015  Passed Senate. (47-0)
03/16/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/17/2015  To Governor.
03/19/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/28/2015  Chapter Number 245

ND H 1294 | Oversen (D)
Title:  Prohibited Employer Retaliation
Summary: Relates to prohibited employer retaliation; provides a penalty.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
01/28/2015  From House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor:  Do pass.
01/29/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (65-25)
02/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
04/01/2015  From Senate Committee on Industry, Business and Labor:  Do not pass.
04/02/2015  Failed to pass Senate. (20-26)

ND H 1428 | Boschee (D)
Title:  State Employee Harassment Policies
Summary: Provides that each state agency, department, and institution shall adopt and enforce a policy on employee harassment, including sexual harassment; specifies the responsibilities of the employee, supervisor, and the agency, department, or institution; provides that an agency, department, or institution will be subject to the policies of the state human resource management services division if employee policies are not created.
01/19/2015  Introduced.
01/19/2015  To House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor.
01/29/2015  From House Committee on Industry, Business and Labor:  Do pass as amended.
01/30/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
02/02/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (91-0)
02/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Government and Veterans Affairs.
03/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Government and Veterans Affairs:  Do pass. (7-0)
03/30/2015  Passed Senate. (40-7)
04/02/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/07/2015  To Governor.
04/08/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/28/2015  Chapter Number 371

OHIO

OH H 330 | Howse (D)
Title:  Contractor Equal Pay Certificate
Summary: Requires a contractor or person submitting a bid or other proposal for a state contract or a business entity applying for a grant or other economic incentive from a state agency to obtain an equal pay certificate; requires state agencies and political subdivisions to establish a job evaluation system to identify and eliminate sex-based wage disparities among classes of employees; prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who discusses the employee's salary or wage rate.
09/14/2015  Introduced.
09/14/2015  To House Committee on Rules and Reference.
10/01/2015  From House Committee on Rules and Reference:  Recommended referral.
10/01/2015  In House. To second reading. Read a second time.
10/01/2015  To House Committee on State Government.

OH S 180 | Uecker (R)
Title:  Civil Law
Summary: Prohibits an employer from discharging or otherwise discriminating against a person who exercises a constitutional or statutory right within the person's private real property or motor vehicle.
06/10/2015  Introduced.
06/10/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules and Reference.
06/16/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules and Reference:  Recommended referral.
06/16/2015  To Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.

OH S 218 | Tavares (D)
Title:  Fair and Acceptable Income Required Act
Summary: Enacts the Fair and Acceptable Income Required (FAIR) Act; revises the enforcement of the prohibitions against discrimination in the payment of wages; provide no employer shall discriminate against any employee for complaining or that testifies in any related proceeding or for inquiring or discussing wages to the employee or another employee; authorizes an employee to file suit to recover damages, injunctive relief, or any other appropriate relief.
10/01/2015  Introduced.
10/01/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules and Reference.
10/07/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules and Reference:  Recommended referral.
10/07/2015  In Senate. To second reading. Read a second time.
10/07/2015  To Senate Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Labor.

OH S 68 | Tavares (D)
Title:  Contraceptives Health Insurance
Summary: Requires health insurers to provide coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration; prohibits employment discrimination under the Ohio Civil Rights Law on the basis of reproductive health decisions made by a person or a person's dependent or on the basis of the employer's personal beliefs about drugs, devices, and services related to reproductive health.
02/23/2015  Introduced.
02/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules and Reference.
03/04/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules and Reference:  Recommended referral.
03/04/2015  In Senate. To second reading. Read a second time.
03/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Insurance.

OKLAHOMA

OK H 1345 | Dunnington (D)
Title:  Definitions and General Provisions
Summary: Relates to definitions and general provisions; relates to discrimination in employment; adds definitions; modifies discriminatory practice by employer; provides an effective date.
01/22/2015  Prefiled.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/03/2015  To House Committee on Business, Labor and Retirement Laws.
02/04/2015  Withdrawn from House Committee on Business, Labor, and Retirement Laws.
02/04/2015  To House Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Real Estate.

OK S 209 | Simpson (R)
Title:  Employment of Soldiers and Sailors
Summary: Relates to the employment of soldiers and sailors; relates to discrimination of National Guard members; adds participants to list of protected persons; specifies employers included in act, which relates to employment and reemployment of soldiers and sailors; expands protections to certain service members; grants protection for service members performing civil protection duty.
01/16/2015  Prefiled.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

OREGON

OR H 2005 | Vega Pederson (D)
Title:  Paid Sick Time
Summary: Requires employers that employ a specified number of employees to implement paid sick time for employees and employers that employ a specified number of employees to implement unpaid sick time for employees; specifies purposes for which sick time may be taken and rate at which sick time accrues; requires advance notice of request to use sick time under certain circumstances; prohibits discrimination against employee for inquiring about or using paid sick time; relates to violating of unlawful practices.
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/16/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/23/2015  Work Session scheduled.
03/23/2015  Work Session held.
03/30/2015  Work Session held.
04/20/2015  Work Session held.
04/24/2015  From House Committee on Business and Labor:  Do pass with amendment.
04/24/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
04/24/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 2007 | Vega Pederson (D)
Title:  Unlawful Employment Practice
Summary: Provides that it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discharge, demote or suspend, or to discriminate or retaliate against an employee with regard to promotion, compensation, or other terms, conditions or privileges of employment because the employee has inquired about, discussed or disclosed in any manner the wages of the employee or of another employee or instituted an investigation regarding compensation; provides an exception for dealing with employees who have wage information access.
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/09/2015  Public Hearing held.
02/25/2015  Work Session scheduled.
02/25/2015  Work Session held.
02/26/2015  From House Committee on Business and Labor:  Do pass with amendment.
02/26/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
02/27/2015  In House: Second Reading.
03/03/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (33-24)
03/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
05/06/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
05/06/2015  Public Hearing held.
05/20/2015  Work Session scheduled.
05/20/2015  Public Hearing held.
05/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Workforce:  Do pass.
05/27/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
05/28/2015  Passed Senate. (17-13)
05/28/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/10/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/10/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 307

OR H 2010 | Fagan (D)
Title:  Flexible Work Schedule
Summary: Authorizes employee of certain employers to request flexible, predictable or stable work schedule; requires employer to engage in interactive process with employee to attempt to establish acceptable work schedule; requires employer to provide alternate work schedule to certain employees; establishes unlawful employment practice of discharging or retaliating against employee who requests, discusses or files complaint related to work scheduling; requires employer to pay employee additional hour's wage
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
04/03/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
04/03/2015  Public Hearing held.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 2561 | Greenlick (D)
Title:  Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Summary: Requires the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to conduct an evaluation on the best method for providing oversight to ensure that public universities comply with their obligation to interview at least one minority applicant when hiring a head coach or athletic director; requires the Commission to conduct an evaluation on whether there are disparities in the hiring of female head coaches or female athletic directors in the State and the most effective method of correcting any disparities.
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.
03/16/2015  Public Hearing held.
04/03/2015  Work Session held.
04/06/2015  From House Committee on Higher Education, Innovation and Workforce Development: Do pass as amended.
04/06/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
04/07/2015  In House: Second Reading.
04/08/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (54-6)
04/10/2015  To Senate Committee on Education.
05/07/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
05/07/2015  Public Hearing held.
05/28/2015  Work Session scheduled.
05/28/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/01/2015  From Senate Committee on Education:  Do pass.
06/01/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
06/02/2015  Passed Senate. (26-2)
06/02/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/11/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/15/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 369

OR H 2685 | Smith Warner (D)
Title:  Discrimination in Employment
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in employment on basis of familial status of employee.
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/16/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
02/20/2015  Public Hearing held.
07/06/2015  In committee upon adjournment.

OR H 3025 | Business and Labor Cmt
Title:  Criminal History-Influenced Hiring Decision Restriction
Summary: Provides that it is an unlawful practice for an employer to exclude an applicant from an initial interview solely because of a past criminal conviction; allows an employer to consider an applicant's conviction history when making a hiring decision.
02/16/2015  Introduced.
02/20/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
03/25/2015  Public Hearing held.
04/20/2015  Work Session held.
04/24/2015  From House Committee on Business and Labor:  Do pass with amendment.
04/24/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
04/27/2015  In House: Second Reading.
04/29/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (33-27)
05/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
05/20/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
05/20/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/01/2015  Work Session scheduled.
06/03/2015  Work Session scheduled.
06/03/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/09/2015  From Senate Committee on Workforce:  Do pass with amendment.
06/09/2015  Printed B Engrossed Text.
06/10/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
06/11/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (21-8)
06/16/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (34-25)
06/16/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/25/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/29/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 559

OR H 3230 | Gallegos (D)
Title:  Registration Requirements for Residential Facilities
Summary: Modifies registration requirements for registered residential facilities; prohibits retaliation by owner or operator of facility against a witness or employee filing a complaint; relates to community-based structured housing, excluding residential care or treatment, to assist elderly or disabled residents who have mental, emotional, behavioral or substance use disorders.
02/27/2015  Introduced.
03/05/2015  To House Committee on Health Care.
03/30/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
03/30/2015  Public Hearing held.
04/15/2015  Work Session scheduled.
04/20/2015  Work Session scheduled.
04/20/2015  Work Session held.
04/27/2015  From House Committee on Health Care:  Do pass with amendment.
04/27/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
04/27/2015  To Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
05/26/2015  Assigned to House Subcommittee on Human Services and Housing.
06/03/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/16/2015  Work Session held.
06/16/2015  Returned to Full Committee.
06/19/2015  Work Session held.
06/22/2015  From Joint Committee on Ways and Means:  Do pass with amendment.
06/22/2015  Printed B Engrossed Text.
06/23/2015  In House: Second Reading.
06/24/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (56-0)
06/25/2015  To Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
06/29/2015  From Joint Committee on Ways and Means:  Do pass.
06/29/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
06/29/2015  Passed Senate. (30-0)
06/29/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
07/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/21/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 740

OR S 454 | Rosenbaum (D)
Title:  Paid Sick Time for Employees
Summary: Requires all employers to implement sick time for employees; includes consumer-employed home care workers; creates exceptions; preempts authority of local government to set requirements; specifies rates of sick time accrual; requires advance notice of request for sick time; prohibits discrimination against employee for inquiring about or using sick time; makes violations unlawful practices subject to jurisdiction of Bureau of Labor and Industries; authorizes a civil action for violations.
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
02/16/2015  Public Hearing Scheduled.
02/16/2015  Public Hearing held.
03/23/2015  Work Session scheduled.
03/23/2015  Public Hearing held.
03/25/2015  Work Session scheduled.
03/25/2015  Public Hearing held.
03/31/2015  From Senate Committee on Workforce:  Do pass with amendment.
03/31/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
03/31/2015  To Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
05/04/2015  Assigned to Senate Subcommittee on Human Services.
05/07/2015  Public Hearing and Work Session held.
05/11/2015  Public Hearing held.
05/12/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/01/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/02/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/02/2015  Returned to Full Committee.
06/05/2015  Work Session scheduled.
06/05/2015  Public Hearing held.
06/08/2015  From Joint Committee on Ways and Means:  Do pass with amendment.
06/08/2015  Printed B Engrossed Text.
06/09/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
06/10/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (17-13)
06/10/2015  To Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
06/11/2015  From Joint Committee on Ways and Means:  Do pass.
06/11/2015  In House: Second Reading.
06/12/2015  Passed House. (33-24)
06/12/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/22/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/25/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 537

OR S 491 | Monnes Anderson (D)
Title:  Wage Equity Training Requirements
Summary: Prohibits public contracting agency from contracting with bidder who employs a certain number of workers unless the bidder possesses certificate indicating completion of pay equity training program offered through Department of Administrative Services; prohibits contractor from retaliating against employee who discusses compensation with another employee; requires public contract include provision that contractor must comply with prohibition against discriminatory compensation and wage payments.
01/13/2015  Prefiled
01/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Workforce.
03/04/2015  Public Hearing held.
04/01/2015  Work Session scheduled.
04/01/2015  Public Hearing held.
04/03/2015  Printed A Engrossed Text.
04/03/2015  From Senate Committee on Workforce:  Do pass with amendment.
04/06/2015  In Senate: Second Reading.
04/07/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (30-0)
04/14/2015  To House Committee on Business and Labor.
05/13/2015  Public Hearing held.
05/22/2015  Work Session held.
05/29/2015  From House Committee on Business and Labor:  Do pass.
06/01/2015  In House: Second Reading.
06/04/2015  Passed House. (44-5)
06/04/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/16/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/22/2015  Chaptered. Chapter No. 454

PENNSYLVANIA

PA H 1176 | Delozier (R)
Title:  Women's Health and Economic Security
Summary: Promotes women's health and economic security by eliminating discrimination and ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.
07/30/2015  Filed.
08/21/2015  Introduced.
08/21/2015  To House Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA H 1466 | Murt (R)
Title:  Therapy Dogs and Public Transportation
Summary: Amends the act of Oct. 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for findings and declaration of policy and for right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation; provides for therapy dogs and public transportation and unlawful discriminatory practices.
07/20/2015  Filed.
07/21/2015  Introduced.
07/21/2015  To House Committee on State Government.

PA H 1510 | Frankel (D)
Title:  Powers and Duties of Commission
Summary: Amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for the title of the act, for findings and declaration of policy, for right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation, for definitions, for unlawful discriminatory practices and for prohibition of certain real estate practices; provides for protection of religious exercise; provides for powers and duties of commission and for other matters.
08/26/2015  Filed.
09/08/2015  Introduced.
09/08/2015  To House Committee on State Government.

PA H 1664 | Kampf (R)
Title:  Right to Freedom From Discrimination
Summary: Amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for the right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation; relates to unlawful discriminatory practices, for prohibition of real estate practices involving discrimination because of a disability, use of a service animal or to a trainer of support animals, for program, for construction and exclusiveness of remedy.
10/22/2015  Filed.
10/23/2015  Introduced.
10/23/2015  To House Committee on Human Services.
10/26/2015  From House Committee on Human Services. (27-0)
10/26/2015  In House. Read first time.
10/26/2015  In House. Laid on table.
10/27/2015  In House. Removed from table.

PA HR 524 | Cohen (D)
Title:  Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week
Summary: Designates the week of Oct. 18-24, 2015, as "Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week" in Pennsylvania to help Commonwealth residents recognize workplace bullying, stop bullying and gain the tools needed to appropriately deal with workplace violence and bullying.
10/01/2015  Filed.
10/05/2015  Introduced.
10/19/2015  Passed House. (195-0)

PA S 1013 | Hughes (D)
Title:  Voluntary Veterans' Preference In Private Employment
Summary: Amends Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes; provides for voluntary veterans' preference in private employment.
10/09/2015  Filed.
10/09/2015  Introduced.
10/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness.

PA S 550  | Leach (D)
Title:  Findings and Declaration of Policy
Summary: Amends the act of Oct. 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for findings and declaration of policy, for right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation, for definitions and for unlawful discriminatory practices.
03/11/2015  Filed.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Industry.

PA S 640  | Dinniman (D)
Title:  Therapy Dogs
Summary: Amends the Human Relations Act; provides for findings and declaration of policy and for right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation; provides for therapy dogs and public transportation and unlawful discriminatory practices.
03/23/2015  Filed.
03/23/2015  Introduced.
03/23/2015  To Senate Committee on State Government.
06/02/2015  From Senate Committee on State Government. Reported as amended. (10-0)
06/02/2015  In Senate. Read first time.
06/25/2015  In Senate. Laid on table.
06/25/2015  In Senate. Removed from table.
06/26/2015  In Senate. Read second time.
09/28/2015  In Senate. Laid on table.

PA S 974 | Browne (R)
Title:  Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
Summary: Amends the act of Oct. 27, 1955 (P.L.744, No.222), known as the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act; provides for the right to freedom from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation; relates to unlawful discriminatory practices and for prohibition of certain real estate transaction practices; provides for protection of religious exercise; includes public educational programs; provides for powers and duties of commission; provides that an employer may require reasonable dress standards.
09/08/2015  Filed.
09/08/2015  Introduced.
09/08/2015  To Senate Committee on State Government.

PUERTO RICO

PR H 2044 | Torres Ramirez (PPD)
Title:  Disabled Person Advocacy Law Report
Summary: Amends Law 219 of 2006 with the obligation of the Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Labor and Human Resources to report to the Governor and Legislature through Secretariats of the House and Senate as detailed with evidence of compliance by agencies, departments or public corporations to provisions of said Law including actions, representations or other agreements made and necessary amendments to the laws, regulations, orders and guidelines to meet these goals.
06/19/2014  Introduced.
06/19/2014  To House Committee on Socio-Economic Development and Planning.
11/13/2014  From House Committee on Socio-Economic Development and Planning: Rendered with amendment.
11/13/2014  In House. Committee amendment adopted on floor.
11/13/2014  Passed House.  To Senate. (49-0)
01/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Civil Rights, Citizenship and Social Economy. Dated 12/2/2014.
03/02/2015  From Senate Committee on Civil Rights, Citizenship and Social Economy: Rendered with amendment.

PR H 2065 | Perello Borras (PPD)
Title:  Disabled Employee Day
Summary: Declares the Friday of the second week of September each year as the Day of the Disabled Employee in the Commonwealth; encourages recognition and appoints the Office of Advocate for Persons with Disabilities of Puerto Rico, as the government agency responsible for promoting such agenda.
08/12/2014  Introduced.
08/12/2014  To House Committee on Government.
11/10/2014  From House Committee on Government: Rendered with amendment.
11/11/2014  In House. Committee amendment adopted on floor.
11/11/2014  Passed House.  To Senate. (50-0)
11/12/2014  To Senate Committee on Government, Governmental Efficiency and Economic Innovation.
01/26/2015  From Senate Committee on Government, Governmental Efficiency and Economic Innovation: Rendered with amendment.
03/02/2015  In Senate. Committee amendment adopted on floor.
03/02/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence.
03/09/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (47-0)
03/09/2015  Passed Both Houses.
04/10/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/10/2015  Law Number 50-2015

PR H 980 | Matos Garcia (PPD)
Title:  Anti-bullying in the Workplace
Summary: Creates the Special Act Against Labor Emotional Abuse and Anti-Bulling Workers Law in order to provide a healthy work environment, and one that is positive and productive; protects the employee against patterns of abusive attacks upon his honor, his reputation, and his private and family life in employment; imposes penalties.
04/04/2013  Introduced.
04/04/2013  To House Committee on Labor and Systems of Public Service Retirement.
06/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Government: Approval not recommended.

PR HR 403 | Torres Calderon (PNP)
Title:  Fire Chief Investigation
Summary: Directs the Committee on Labor and Retirement Systems of Public Service to investigate the accuracy of information that has come to light publicly about the apparent actions of the current Fire Chief to downgrade dozens of firefighters for alleged political motivations, in obvious violation of the Constitution and to the provisions of Law 184 of 2004, known as the Law for Human Resource Management in Public Service.
03/18/2013  Introduced.
03/18/2013  To House Committee on Internal Affairs.

PR S 1451 | Santiago Negron (NP)
Title:  Lactation and Breastfeeding Rights
Summary: Amends Law 427 of 2000 known as the act to regulate the lactation period and breast milk for the purposes of granting the right to breastfeeding or pump breast milk to mothers who have a part-time job; clarifies the remedies to those used by tip; clarifies that the space for breastfeeding or expressing breast milk must ensure privacy, security and hygiene.
08/13/2015  Introduced.
08/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Employment Relations, Consumer Affairs and Job Creation.

PR SR 1238 | Vargas (PPD)
Title:  Municipal Employee Right Violation Study
Summary: Orders the Senate Committee on Municipal Autonomy, Decentralization and Regionalization to study the implementation of Law 81 of 1991, as amended, known as the Autonomous Municipalities Act of the Commonwealth of 1991 on violations of the rights of municipal employees and to investigate possible violations of law and/or ethical municipal officials.
10/06/2015  Introduced.
10/06/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules, Calendar and Internal Affairs.
10/28/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules, Calendar and Internal Affairs: Rendered with amendment.

PR SR 329 | Gonzalez Lopez (PPD)
Title:  Women in the Military
Summary: Orders the Senate Committees on Women's Affairs and the Judiciary, Security and Veterans to conduct a research on women in the military active and veterans in Puerto Rico to ensure fair treatment to receive benefits, the recognition of their work and health services they need.
05/13/2013  Introduced.
05/13/2013  To Senate Committee on Rules, Calendar and Internal Affairs.
07/03/2013  From Senate Committee on Rules, Calendar and Internal Affairs: Rendered with amendment.
04/09/2015  In Senate. Committee amendment adopted on floor.
04/09/2015  In Senate. Amended on floor.
04/09/2015  Passed Senate.

RHODE ISLAND

RI H 5674 | Maldonado (D)
Title:  Labor and Labor Relations
Summary: Prohibits employers from discriminating against, and failing to provide reasonable accommodations for, employees due to pregnancy or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
02/26/2015  Introduced.
02/26/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
03/06/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 03/12/2015.
03/12/2015  In House Committee on Labor. Committee Recommends Measure held for further study.
06/19/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 06/23/2015.
06/23/2015  From House Committee on Labor:  Recommended as substituted and amended. (9-0)
06/23/2015  Placed on House Calendar <date>. 06/23/2015
06/23/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (74-0)
06/24/2015  Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar 06/24/2015.
06/24/2015  Passed Senate.
07/01/2015  To Governor.
07/02/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/02/2015  Public Law No. 2015-151

RI H 6180 | Hearn (D)
Title:  Wage Discrimination
Summary: Would provide protections against wage differentials based on sex and where such differentials exist requires employers to justify said differentials based on bona fide factors other than sex. This act would take effect upon passage.
05/07/2015  Introduced.
05/07/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
05/22/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 05/28/2015.
05/28/2015  In House Committee on Labor. Committee Recommends Measure held for further study.

RI S 130 | Lynch (D)
Title:  Courts and Civil Procedure
Summary: Creates a cause of action for employees who are discharged or otherwise sanctioned by an employer on account of being required to attend court or other hearing pursuant to a validly issued subpoena.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/22/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/03/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 03/05/2015.
03/05/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary: Committee recommends measure to be held for further study.
06/22/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 06/24/2015.
06/23/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 06/25/2015.
06/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Recommended as substituted. (10-0)

RI S 276 | Gallo (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to pregnancy or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
03/30/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 04/01/2015.
04/01/2015  In Senate Committee on Labor: Committee recommends measure to be held for further study.
05/21/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 05/27/2015.
05/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Recommended passage. (10-0)
05/28/2015  Placed on Senate Calendar 06/03/2015.
06/03/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (37-0)
06/04/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
06/19/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 06/23/2015.
06/23/2015  From House Committee on Labor:  Recommended as substituted and amended. (9-0)
06/23/2015  Placed on House Calendar <date>. 06/23/2015
06/23/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (73-0)
06/24/2015  Placed on Senate Calendar 06/24/2015.
06/24/2015  Senate concurred in House amendments. (38-0)
06/24/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
06/24/2015  To Governor.
06/25/2015  Signed by Governor.
06/25/2015  Public Law No. 2015-129

RI S 721 | Goldin (D)
Title:  Labor and Labor Relations
Summary: Prohibits employers from discriminating against, and failing to provide reasonable accommodations for, employees due to pregnancy or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
03/18/2015  Introduced.
03/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor.
05/22/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 05/27/2015.
05/27/2015  In Senate Committee on Labor: Committee recommends measure to be held for further study.
06/15/2015  Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 06/17/2015.
06/17/2015  From Senate Committee on Labor:  Recommended as substituted. (6-0)
06/17/2015  Placed on Senate Calendar 06/23/2015.
06/23/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
06/23/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (35-3)
06/24/2015  To House Committee on Labor.

SOUTH CAROLINA

SC H 3103 | McEachern (D)
Title:  Equal Pay Study Committee
Summary: (Joint Resolution) Creates the Equal Pay Study Committee, to provide for the membership of the study committee; provides for the study committee's termination.
12/11/2014  Prefiled.
12/11/2014  To House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

SC H 3253 | Stavrinakis (D)
Title:  State Employee Equal Pay For Equal Work Act
Summary: Chapters 11, title 8 enacting the South Carolina state employee equal pay for equal work act; prohibits discrimination by gender regardless of gender in compensation paid state employees for same kind, grade, and quality of the state employment; provides definitions, exceptions, and prohibit specific employer actions with regard to the enforcement of this act; provides administrative and where applicable, judicial remedies for violations.
12/18/2014  Prefiled.
12/18/2014  To House Committee on Ways and Means.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To House Committee on Ways and Means.

SC H 3722 | Lucas (R)
Title:  State Ethics Commission
Summary: Relates to the state ethics commission and membership; provides for complaints against general assembly members and staff; creates a commission on judicial conduct; relates to breaches of ethical standards by officials or employees; relates to campaign contributions and limits, electioneering communications, primary elections, prohibited lobbyist acts, development of intellectual property by state institutions of higher education and protection against adverse employment for employees reporting violations.
02/25/2015  Introduced.
02/25/2015  Placed on calendar without reference to House committee.
03/04/2015  Amended on House floor.
03/05/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (108-1)
03/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/11/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably with amendment.

SC H 3951 | Putnam (R)
Title:  Employer Intimidation Act
Summary: Enacts the prohibition against employer intimidation act by adding article 3 to chapter 7, title 41; provides that a person, organization, corporation, Union, or agency may not damage, harm, injure, or threaten to injure or coerce a business, or an employee or representative of the business, with the intent to unlawfully intimidate the business or its employees.
04/14/2015  Introduced.
04/14/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.

SC S 116 | Bright (R)
Title:  Court Employees Issuance of Same Sex Marriage Licenses
Summary: Relates to marriage licenses; provides that no person employed by a judge of probate or clerk of court shall be required to take any action related to the issuance of a marriage license to a same sex couple if the objection to taking such action is based upon a sincerely held religious belief; provides that there will be no liability for damages arising from such refusal; prohibits dismissal, suspension, demotion, discipline, or discrimination.
12/03/2014  Prefiled.
12/03/2014  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

SC S 145 | Scott J (D)
Title:  Minimum Wage
Summary: Enacts the South Carolina Minimum Wage Act; by adding article 3 to chapter 10, title 41; provides for a citation and the purpose of the act; provides employers shall pay employees a certain minimum wage; provides a mechanism for the Department of Employment and Workforce to adjust this minimum wage by the rate of inflation annually; provides it is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who exercises his rights with respect to this minimum wage; provides certain remedies to the employee.
12/03/2014  Prefiled.
12/03/2014  To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.

SC S 207 | Sheheen (D)
Title:  Employment Protection For Whistleblowers
Summary: Relates to employment protection for reports of violations of state and federal law or regulation; entitles Chapter 27 of the South Carolina Whistleblower and Public Employee Protection; relates to rewards for reports resulting in savings; eliminates the 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 limitation on protections against adverse employment actions.
12/10/2014  Prefiled.
12/10/2014  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

TENNESSEE

TN H 146 | Moody (R)
Title:  Employees and Employers
Summary: Relates to employees and employers; prohibits employers from terminating employees who are canine search and rescue volunteers solely because such volunteer is absent from work or is late to work in order to respond to a search and rescue.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Consumer and Human Resources.
02/11/2015  In House Committee on Consumer and Human Resources:  Referred to Subcommittee on Consumer and Human Resources.

TN H 429 | Goins (R)
Title:  Teachers and School Personnel
Summary: Relates to teachers, principals and school personnel; prohibits supervisors from disciplining or discouraging teachers and other educators for reporting inaccuracies or errors or potentially inflammatory material in textbooks or other educational materials to supervisors, elected officials, or parents or guardians; prohibits requiring, as a condition of employment, a teacher or other educator to agree not to report inaccuracies or errors or potentially inflammatory material in textbooks.
02/05/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Education Administration and Planning.
02/11/2015  In House Committee on Education Administration and Planning: Referred to Subcommittee on Education ADMIN. and Planning.
03/10/2015  From House Committee on Education Administration & Planning: Referred to Subcommittee on EA&P recommend passage.
03/17/2015  From House Committee on Education Administration and Planning: Do pass.
03/17/2015  To House Committee on Calendar and Rules.
03/19/2015  Placed on Regular Calendar.
03/26/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House.  To Senate. (94-0)
03/30/2015  In Senate.  Substituted on Senate floor for S 1105
03/30/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate. (28-3)
03/31/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/06/2015  To Governor.
04/16/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/22/2015  Public Chaptered.  Chapter No. 165

TN H 974 | Hill M (R)
Title:  Employees and Employers
Summary: Relates to Employees and Employers; enacts the Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
02/12/2015  Introduced.
02/23/2015  To House Committee on Consumer and Human Resources.
02/24/2015  In House Committee on Consumer and Human Resources:  Referred to Subcommittee on Consumer and Human Resources.

TN S 168 | Bowling (R)
Title:  Firearms and Ammunition
Summary: Relates to Firearms and Ammunition; extends liability for civil damages to public and private employers who take an adverse employment action against an employee who lawfully transports and stores a firearm in a motor vehicle.
01/27/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/31/2015  In Senate Committee on Judiciary: Referred to General Subcommittee.

TN S 633 | Bailey (R)
Title:  Firearm Ownership Privacy
Summary: Prohibits schools from requiring students or parents to provide information on firearm ownership; prohibits Local Education Agencies from requiring employees to provide information on firearm ownership; prohibits adverse disciplinary or employment action based on information of firearm ownership that is voluntarily provided.
02/10/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
03/10/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Recommend passage. (9-0)
03/10/2015  To Senate Committee on Calendar.
03/13/2015  Placed on Consent Calendar.
03/16/2015  In Senate.  Read third time.  Passed Senate.  To House. (32-0)
03/19/2015  In House.  Read second time.  Held on desk.
04/06/2015  In House.  Substituted on House floor for H 683
04/06/2015  In House.  Read third time.  Passed House. (90-5)
04/07/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/10/2015  To Governor.
04/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/29/2015  Public Chaptered.  Chapter No. 214

TEXAS

TX H 1137 | Israel (D)
Title:  Appropriate Law Enforcement Authority Definition
Summary: Relates to the definition of appropriate law enforcement authority for the purpose of reporting a violation of the law by a state or local governmental entity; prohibits a state or local governmental entity from suspending or terminating the employment of, or from taking other adverse personnel action against, a public employee who in good faith reports a violation of law by the employing governmental entity or another public employee.
02/04/2015  Introduced.
03/02/2015  To House Committee on Government Transparency and Operation.
04/20/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 4/22/2015.
04/22/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/22/2015  Left pending in committee.
05/06/2015  Considered in public hearing.
05/06/2015  Committee substitute considered in committee.
05/06/2015  From House Committee on Government Transparency and Operation: Reported favorably with substitute.
05/11/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
05/11/2015  Committee report sent to calendars.

TX H 1281 | Rodriguez E (D)
Title:  Reasonable Workplace Accommodations
Summary: Relates to requiring reasonable workplace accommodations for and prohibiting discrimination against employees or applicants for employment with limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
02/10/2015  Introduced.
03/04/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.

TX H 1390 | Thompson S (D)
Title:  Public Employer Discrimination
Summary: Relates to remedies for discrimination by a public employer against a public employee in connection with a claim for workers' compensation.
02/12/2015  Introduced.
03/09/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
04/03/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 4/07/2015.
04/07/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/07/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/16/2015  Considered in formal meeting.
04/16/2015  From House Committee on Business and Industry:  Reported favorably.
04/21/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/21/2015  Committee report sent to calendars.
05/06/2015  Considered in calendars.
05/07/2015  Placed on General State Calendar 05/09/2015.
05/08/2015  Placed on General State Calendar 05/08/2015.
05/13/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (126-16)
05/15/2015  To Senate Committee on State Affairs.

TX H 187 | Thompson S (D)
Title:  Unlawful Employment Practices
Summary: Relates to statute of limitations applicable to unlawful employment practices.
11/10/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
03/06/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 3/10/2015.
03/10/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/10/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/21/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/21/2015  Committee substitute considered in committee.
04/21/2015  From House Committee on Business and Industry:  Reported favorably with substitute.
04/28/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/29/2015  Considered in calendars.
04/30/2015  Placed on General State Calendar.
05/06/2015  Placed on General State Calendar 05/06/2015.

TX H 2390 | Bohac (R)
Title:  Civil Liability For an Employee Wellness Program
Summary: Relates to limitations for civil liability arising from an employee wellness program; provides that a civil action may not be brought against an employer for establishing, maintaining or requiring participation in an employee wellness program unless the program discriminates on the basis of a prior medical condition, gender, age, or income level or the cause of action is based on intentional or reckless conduct; provides that this section does not create or expand a civil cause of action.
03/05/2015  Introduced.
03/13/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence.
04/10/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 4/14/2015.
04/14/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/14/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/23/2015  Considered in formal meeting.
04/23/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence:  Reported favorably.
04/27/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
05/01/2015  Considered in local and consent calendars.
05/04/2015  Placed on Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar.
05/05/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (145-0)
05/07/2015  To Senate Committee on State Affairs.
05/19/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 5/21/2015.
05/21/2015  From Senate Committee on State Affairs:  Reported favorably.
05/21/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
05/26/2015  Placed on local and uncontested calendar 05/26/2015.
05/26/2015  Passed Senate. (28-1)
05/27/2015  Reported Enrolled.
05/29/2015  To Governor.
06/17/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/31/2015  Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 774

TX H 3150 | Huberty (R)
Title:  Calculation of Taxable Wages
Summary: Relates to the calculation of taxable wages paid by a professional employer organization for purposes of the State Unemployment Compensation Act.
03/11/2015  Introduced.
03/23/2015  To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.
04/07/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 4/09/2015.
04/09/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/09/2015  Committee substitute considered in committee.
04/09/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/16/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/16/2015  Committee substitute considered in committee.
04/16/2015  From House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development:  Reported favorably with substitute.
04/26/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/28/2015  Considered in calendars.
04/29/2015  Placed on General State Calendar.
05/06/2015  Placed on General State Calendar 05/06/2015.
05/06/2015  Amended on House floor.
05/07/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (143-0)
05/11/2015  To Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.
05/18/2015  Withdrawn from Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.
05/18/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.
05/21/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 5/21/2015.
05/21/2015  Considered in public hearing.
05/21/2015  Testimony taken in committee.
05/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Business and Commerce:  Reported favorably.
05/24/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
05/25/2015  Placed on intent calendar 05/25/2015.
05/25/2015  Passed Senate. (27-4)
05/27/2015  Reported Enrolled.
05/28/2015  To Governor.
06/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
08/05/2015  Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1260

TX H 3547 | Larson (R)
Title:  Voluntary Veteran's Employment Preference
Summary: Relates to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers.
03/12/2015  Introduced.
03/20/2015  To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.
04/20/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 4/23/2015.
04/23/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/23/2015  Committee substitute considered in committee.
04/23/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/27/2015  Considered in formal meeting.
04/27/2015  Committee substitute considered in committee.
04/27/2015  From House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development:  Reported favorably with substitute.
05/04/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
05/04/2015  Committee report sent to local and consent calendar.
05/05/2015  Considered in local and consent calendars.
05/06/2015  Placed on Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar 05/08/2015.
05/08/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (131-11)
05/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Military Installations.
05/18/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 5/20/2015.
05/20/2015  Considered in public hearing.
05/21/2015  From Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Military Installations:  Reported favorably.
05/21/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
05/26/2015  Placed on local and uncontested calendar 05/26/2015.
05/26/2015  Passed Senate. (26-0)
05/27/2015  Reported Enrolled.
05/29/2015  To Governor.
06/17/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/31/2015  Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 816

TX H 4091 | Lozano (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination Complaint
Summary: Relates to the statute of limitations for an employment discrimination complaint.
03/13/2015  Introduced.
03/23/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
04/24/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 4/28/2015.

TX H 412 | Turner C (D)
Title:  Prohibition Against Employment Discrimination
Summary: Relates to the prohibition against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation by state contractors; provides an administrative penalty.
12/01/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To House Committee on State Affairs.

TX H 512 | Moody J (D)
Title:  Immunity Waiver in Employment Discrimination Actions
Summary: Relates to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim.
12/15/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
04/03/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 4/07/2015.
04/07/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/07/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/14/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/14/2015  From House Committee on Business and Industry:  Reported favorably.
04/17/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/27/2015  Considered in local and consent calendars.
04/28/2015  Placed on Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar.
04/30/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (131-9)
05/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

TX H 532 | McClendon (D)
Title:  Nonexempt Employee Participation in Academic Activities
Summary: Relates to the ability of a nonexempt employee to participate in certain academic, extracurricular, and developmental activities of the employee's child; includes child care; requires advance written notice; regulates use of leave time; prohibits employer retaliation.
12/17/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
03/13/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 3/17/2015.
03/17/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/17/2015  Left pending in committee.

TX H 577 | Flynn (R)
Title:  Pay and Benefits for Active Duty Service Members
Summary: Relates to pay, benefits and requirements for state active duty service members; provides that claims of discrimination shall be processed in accordance with military regulations and are exempt from the jurisdiction of the Texas Workforce civil rights division; provides that a member of Texas Military Forces called to state active duty is subject to regulations for continued membership in the specific component, including medical readiness, drug testing, physical fitness and training requirements.
12/29/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/18/2015  To House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs.
03/02/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 3/4/2015.
03/04/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/04/2015  Left pending in committee.
03/11/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/11/2015  From House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Reported favorably.
04/07/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/13/2015  Considered in local and consent calendars.
04/14/2015  Placed on Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar.
04/16/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (146-0)
05/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Military Installations.
05/11/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 5/13/2015.
05/13/2015  Considered in public hearing.
05/15/2015  From Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Military Installations:  Reported favorably.
05/15/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
05/21/2015  Placed on local and uncontested calendar 05/22/2015.
05/22/2015  Passed Senate. (29-0)
05/23/2015  Reported Enrolled.
05/25/2015  To Governor.
06/09/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/10/2015  Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 340

TX H 58 | Martinez (D)
Title:  Unlawful Employment Practice Regarding Leave Policy
Summary: Relates to an unlawful employment practice by an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee's foster child.
11/10/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/09/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
03/13/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 3/17/2015.
03/17/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/17/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/01/2015  Considered in formal meeting.
04/01/2015  From House Committee on Business and Industry:  Reported favorably.
04/06/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/28/2015  Considered in calendars.
05/11/2015  Considered in calendars.
05/13/2015  Placed on General State Calendar 05/13/2015.

TX H 582 | Turner C (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination by State Contractors
Summary: Relates to a prohibition against certain forms of employment discrimination by state contractors; provides an administrative penalty.
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To House Committee on State Affairs.

TX H 627 | Johnson (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Summary: Relates to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
01/08/2015  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
02/19/2015  To House Committee on State Affairs.

TX H 786 | Walle (D)
Title:  Right to Express Breast Milk in Workplace
Summary: Relates to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace.
01/16/2015  Introduced.
02/23/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
03/13/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 3/17/2015.
03/17/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/17/2015  Left pending in committee.
03/24/2015  Considered in public hearing.
03/24/2015  From House Committee on Business and Industry:  Reported favorably.
03/31/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/21/2015  Considered in calendars.
04/22/2015  Placed on General State Calendar.
04/27/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (90-47)
05/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.
05/18/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 5/19/2015.
05/19/2015  Considered in public hearing.
05/19/2015  Testimony taken in committee.
05/19/2015  Left pending in committee.
05/20/2015  From Senate Committee on Business and Commerce:  Reported favorably.
05/20/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
05/22/2015  Placed on intent calendar 05/22/2015.
05/24/2015  Amended on Senate floor.
05/24/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (25-5)
05/27/2015  House refused to concur in Senate amendments.
05/27/2015  To Conference Committee.
05/30/2015  Withdrawn from Conference Committee. Reconsidered by House.
05/30/2015  House concurred in Senate amendments. (143-0)
05/30/2015  Reported Enrolled.
06/01/2015  To Governor.
06/18/2015  Signed by Governor.
07/31/2015  Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 921

TX H 860 | Rodriguez E (D)
Title:  Employer Retaliation Against Employees
Summary: Relates to employer retaliation against employees who seek recovery of unpaid wages and procedures in wage claim hearings conducted by the State Workforce Commission; provides administrative penalties.
01/21/2015  Introduced.
03/02/2015  To House Committee on Business and Industry.
04/03/2015  Scheduled for public hearing 4/07/2015.
04/07/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/07/2015  Left pending in committee.
04/21/2015  Considered in public hearing.
04/21/2015  From House Committee on Business and Industry:  Reported favorably.
04/22/2015  Committee report printed and distributed.
04/22/2015  Committee report sent to calendars.

TX S 151 | Rodriguez Jo (D)
Title:  Employer Retaliation on Employees Seeking Unpaid Wages
Summary: Relates to employer retaliation against employees who seek recovery of unpaid wages and procedures in wage claim hearings conducted by the Texas Workforce Commission; provides administrative penalties.
11/10/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/27/2015  To Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

TX S 153 | Rodriguez Jo (D)
Title:  Employee Unpaid Wages Filing Period
Summary: Relates to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the State Workforce Commission.
11/10/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/27/2015  To Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

TX S 65 | Ellis (D)
Title:  Unlawful Employment Practices
Summary: Relates to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.
11/10/2014  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development.

UTAH

UT H 105 | Miller J (D)
Title:  Antidiscrimination Modifications
Summary: Modifies the State Antidiscrimination Act to address breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding; includes breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding under pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions.
01/09/2015  Prefiled.
01/26/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
01/26/2015  From House Committee on Rules.  To House Standing Committee.
01/26/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
02/13/2015  In Committee: Bill Substituted by Standing Committee.
02/17/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably as substituted.
02/24/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
02/24/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (70-2)
02/25/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
02/27/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules.  To Senate Standing Committee.
02/27/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Labor.
03/02/2015  From Senate Committee on Business and Labor:  Reported favorably.
03/02/2015  Placed on Consent Calendar.
03/05/2015  Placed back on 2nd Reading Calendar.
03/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
03/10/2015  Passed 2nd Reading.
03/11/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
03/11/2015  Passed Senate. (17-4)
03/11/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/19/2015  Enrolled.
03/19/2015  To Governor.
03/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/22/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 023

UT H 216 | Stratton (R)
Title:  Workplace Abusive Conduct Amendments
Summary: Modifies the State Personnel Management Act to address workplace abusive conduct; defines terms; requires rulemaking; requires training; outlines the scope of section; requires reporting.
01/30/2015  Introduced.
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
02/10/2015  From House Committee on Rules.  To House Standing Committee.
02/10/2015  To House Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Services.
02/11/2015  In Committee: Bill Substituted by Standing Committee.
02/25/2015  In Committee: Bill Substituted by Standing Committee.
02/26/2015  From House Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Services:  Reported favorably as substituted and amended.
03/03/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
03/03/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (58-14)
03/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
03/04/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules.  To Senate Standing Committee.
03/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Government Operations and Political Subdivisions.
03/06/2015  From Senate Committee on Government Operations and Political Subdivisions:  Reported favorably.
03/06/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading calendar.
03/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
03/12/2015  Passed Senate. (24-0)
03/12/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/19/2015  Enrolled.
03/20/2015  To Governor.
03/26/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/22/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 211

UT H 232 | McKell (R)
Title:  Veteran Employment Protection Act
Summary: Authorizes private, non-public employers to create a voluntary, written veterans employment preference program; provides requirements; clarifies the program's relationship with antidiscrimination laws; specified verification of eligibility.
02/02/2015  Introduced.
02/03/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
02/09/2015  From House Committee on Rules.  To House Standing Committee.
02/09/2015  To House Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Services.
02/12/2015  From House Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Services:  Reported favorably as amended.
02/20/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
02/20/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (66-0)
02/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
02/24/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules.  To Senate Standing Committee.
02/24/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Labor.
02/26/2015  From Senate Committee on Business and Labor:  Reported favorably.
02/26/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading calendar.
03/05/2015  Passed 2nd Reading.
03/06/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
03/06/2015  Passed Senate. (23-0)
03/06/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/18/2015  Enrolled.
03/19/2015  To Governor.
03/27/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/22/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 263

UT H 242 | Miller J (D)
Title:  State and Local Government Employee Policies
Summary: Enacts language related to the accommodation of public employees who are breastfeeding; requires a public employer to provide reasonable breaks and access to a room with privacy and a refrigerator; prohibits a public employer from discriminating against an employee who is breastfeeding.
02/03/2015  Introduced.
02/04/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
02/11/2015  From House Committee on Rules.  To House Standing Committee.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Political Subdivisions.
02/17/2015  From House Committee on Political Subdivisions:  Reported favorably.
02/24/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
02/24/2015  Amended on House floor.
02/27/2015  Amended on House floor.
02/27/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (62-2)
03/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
03/02/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules.  To Senate Standing Committee.
03/02/2015  To Senate Committee on Government Operations and Political Subdivisions.
03/05/2015  From Senate Committee on Government Operations and Political Subdivisions:  Reported favorably.
03/05/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading calendar.
03/09/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
03/10/2015  Passed 2nd Reading.
03/11/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
03/11/2015  Passed Senate. (18-6)
03/11/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/19/2015  Enrolled.
03/20/2015  To Governor.
03/25/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/22/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 156

UT S 296 | Urquhart (R)
Title:  Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom Amendments
Summary: Modifies the Antidiscrimination Act and the Fair Housing Act to address discrimination and religious freedoms.
03/04/2015  Introduced.
03/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
03/04/2015  From Senate Committee on Rules.  To Senate Standing Committee.
03/04/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Labor.
03/05/2015  From Senate Committee on Business and Labor:  Reported favorably.
03/05/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading calendar.
03/05/2015  Placed on Time Certain Calendar.
03/06/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (23-5)
03/09/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/09/2015  From House Committee on Rules.  To Standing Committee.
03/09/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
03/09/2015  Held by committee.
03/10/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably.
03/11/2015  Placed on Time Certain Calendar.
03/11/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
03/11/2015  Passed House. (65-10)
03/11/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/12/2015  Enrolled.
03/12/2015  To Governor.
03/12/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/22/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 013

UT S 297 | Adams (R)
Title:  Protections for Religious Expression and Beliefs
Summary: Provides protections and remedies for persons, religious officials, religious organizations, government officers and employees regarding the free exercise of beliefs about marriage, family and sexuality; provides protections for religious officials who decline to solemnize a marriage because of religious beliefs; requires certain officers and employees to elect to either solemnize all legal marriages or decline to solemnize any marriages; requires a county clerk to be available to solemnize a legal marriage.
03/05/2015  Introduced.
03/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Business and Labor.
03/06/2015  In Committee: Bill Substituted by Standing Committee.
03/09/2015  From Senate Committee on Business and Labor:  Reported favorably as substituted and amended.
03/09/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading calendar.
03/09/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (24-5)
03/10/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/11/2015  From House Committee on Rules.  To Standing Committee.
03/11/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
03/11/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Reported favorably.
03/11/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
03/11/2015  In Committee: Bill Substituted by Rules Committee.
03/11/2015  From House Committee on Rules:  Reported favorably as substituted.
03/11/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading calendar.
03/11/2015  Placed on Time Certain Calendar.
03/11/2015  Placed on 3rd Reading.
03/11/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (66-9)
03/12/2015  Placed on Concurrence Calendar.
03/12/2015  Senate concurred in House amendments. (25-3)
03/12/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/17/2015  Enrolled.
03/17/2015  To Governor.
03/20/2015  Signed by Governor.
04/22/2015  Chaptered.  Chapter No. 046

VERMONT

VT S 152 | White (D)
Title:  Whistleblower Protection for State Employees
Summary: Relates to whistleblower protection for State employees.
04/21/2015  Introduced.
04/21/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

VIRGINIA

VA H 1449 | McQuinn (D)
Title:  Human Rights Act
Summary: Relates to Virginia Human Rights Act; relates to childbirth or related medical conditions; relates to cause of action; provides that no employer may discharge any employee on the basis of childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation; provides that currently, the protection against discrimination on the basis of childbirth or related medical conditions applies to an employer employing more than five but fewer than 15 persons.
12/30/2014  Prefiled.
12/30/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/03/2015  Stricken from docket.

VA H 1498 | Plum (D)
Title:  Human Rights Act
Summary: Relates to Virginia Human Rights Act; relates to public employment; relates to prohibited discrimination; relates to sexual orientation; prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation; defines sexual orientation as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression.
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/05/2015  To House Committee on General Laws.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/10/2015  In House Committee on General Laws:  Left in committee.

VA H 1643 | Villanueva (R)
Title:  Human Rights Act
Summary: Relates to Virginia Human Rights Act; relates to public employment; relates to prohibited discrimination; relates to sexual orientation; prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation; defines sexual orientation as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression; provides that expressly provides that sexual orientation does not include any person's attraction toward persons with whom sexual conduct would be illegal due to the/.
01/09/2015  Prefiled.
01/09/2015  To House Committee on General Laws.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/10/2015  In House Committee on General Laws:  Left in committee.

VA H 2081 | Peace (R)
Title:  Disclosure of Social Media Account Information
Summary: Prohibits an employer from requiring, requesting, or causing a current or prospective employee to disclose the username and password to a the current or prospective employee's social media account; prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to add an employee, a supervisor, or an administrator to the list or contacts associated with the employee's social media account or changing the privacy settings; prohibits the use of such access information, if inadvertently obtained.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on Commerce and Labor.
01/27/2015  From House Committee on Commerce and Labor:  Reported with amendment. (22-0)
01/30/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
01/30/2015  Engrossed by House as amended.
02/02/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (99-0)
02/03/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
02/16/2015  From Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor:  Reported with amendment. (15-0)
02/19/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/20/2015  Engrossed by Senate as amended.
02/20/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (38-0)
02/24/2015  House refused to concur in Senate amendments. (0-99)
02/25/2015  Senate insists on amendments.
02/26/2015  To Conference Committee.
02/26/2015  Conference substitute printed.
02/26/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by House. (97-0)
02/27/2015  Conference Committee Report adopted by Senate. (36-0)
03/06/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/23/2015  Signed by Governor.
03/23/2015  Acts of Assembly.  Chapter No. 576

VA H 2089 | Keam (D)
Title:  Employment and Abusive Work Environment
Summary: Prohibits an employer from permitting an employee to be subjected to an abusive work environment, subjecting an employee to an abusive work environment, or retaliating against an employee because the employee brings or participates in an action, investigation, or proceeding related to the abusive work environment; prohibits the employer's agent or a coworker from subjecting an employee to an abusive work environment; defines abusive work environment.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on Courts of Justice.
02/10/2015  In House Committee on Courts of Justice:  Left in committee

VA H 2133 | Mason (D)
Title:  Department of Veterans Services
Summary: Clarifies the mission of the Department of Veterans Services employment services program by changing the focus of services from reducing unemployment among veterans to creating employment opportunities for veterans.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/03/2015  From House Committee on General Laws:  Reported with amendment. (18-1)
02/03/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/10/2015  In House Committee on Appropriations:  Left in committee.

VA H 2287 | Hope (D)
Title:  Reproductive Health Care
Summary: Prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against any employee solely on the basis of a reproductive health care decision made by the employee or a dependent of the employee; prohibits an employer from accessing personal information regarding the employee's or the employee's dependent's reproductive health care decisions without the employee's prior informed affirmative written consent.
01/21/2015  Introduced.
01/21/2015  To House Committee on Courts of Justice.
02/10/2015  In House Committee on Courts of Justice:  Left in committee

VA H 417 | Simon (D)
Title:  Human Rights Act
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation; defines sexual orientation as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression; provides that sexual orientation does not include any person's attraction towards persons with whom sexual conduct would be illegal.
01/04/2014  Prefiled.
01/04/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/12/2014  In House Committee on General Laws:  Left in committee.

VA H 474 | McQuinn (D)
Title:  Virginia Human Rights Act
Summary: Provides that no employer may discharge any employee on the basis of childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation; provides that currently, the protection against discrimination on the basis of childbirth or related medical conditions applies to an employer employing more than five but less than 15 persons.
01/06/2014  Prefiled.
01/06/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/12/2014  In House Committee on General Laws:  Left in committee.

VA H 562 | Villanueva (R)
Title:  Human Rights Act
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation; defines sexual orientation as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression; provides that expressly provides that sexual orientation does not include any person's attraction towards persons with whom sexual conduct would be illegal.
01/06/2014  Prefiled.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/12/2014  In House Committee on General Laws:  Left in committee.

VA H 703 | Gilbert (R)
Title:  Freedom of Information Act
Summary: Exempts from FOIA administrative investigations conducted by a public institution of higher education relating to individual employment discrimination complaints or audits/investigations of any officer, department, or program at such institutions.
01/07/2014  Prefiled.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/04/2014  From House Committee on General Laws:  Reported favorably. (21-0)
02/07/2014  Engrossed by House.
02/10/2014  Passed House.  To Senate. (99-0)
02/11/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
02/24/2014  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Reported with amendment. (15-0)
02/27/2014  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
02/27/2014  Engrossed by Senate as amended.
02/27/2014  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (40-0)
03/03/2014  House concurred in Senate amendments. (90-1)
03/06/2014  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/31/2014  Signed by Governor.
03/31/2014  Acts of Assembly.  Chapter No. 414

VA H 728 | Lingamfelter (R)
Title:  Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act
Summary: Provides that a whistle blower may bring a civil action for violation of discriminatory and retaliatory action provisions of the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act; authorizes the imposing of civil penalties upon violating employers; provides the court may enter appropriate remedies including reinstatement, back pay, fringe benefits and seniority rights.
01/07/2014  Prefiled.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on Courts of Justice.
02/07/2014  From House Committee on Courts of Justice:  Reported with substitute. (12-10)
02/07/2014  Committee substitute printed.
02/10/2014  Committee substitute adopted on House floor.
02/10/2014  Engrossed by House as substituted.
02/11/2014  Passed House.  To Senate. (67-32)
02/12/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
02/24/2014  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Reported favorably. (15-0)
02/26/2014  Passed Senate. (36-1)
03/03/2014  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/27/2014  Signed by Governor.
03/27/2014  Acts of Assembly.  Chapter No. 335

VA H 731 | Lingamfelter (R)
Title:  Fraud Against Taxpayers Act
Summary: Allows the person bringing the civil action for a violation of the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act to include as a named party the officer or employee of the Commonwealth alleged to have committed the violation.
01/07/2014  Prefiled.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on Courts of Justice.
02/03/2014  From House Committee on Courts of Justice:  Reported with substitute. (15-6)
02/03/2014  Committee substitute printed.
02/06/2014  Committee substitute adopted on House floor.
02/06/2014  Engrossed by House as substituted.
02/07/2014  Passed House.  To Senate. (67-30)
02/10/2014  To Senate Committee on Courts of Justice.
02/19/2014  In Senate Committee on Courts of Justice:  Failed to report.
02/26/2014  Reconsidered.
02/26/2014  In Senate Committee on Courts of Justice:  Failed to report.
02/26/2014  Committee substitute printed.

VA H 830 | Keam (D)
Title:  Military Status Employment Discrimination
Summary: Prohibits a public or private employer from denying initial employment based on an individual's military status; provides that the prohibition does not affect the right of an employer to inquire regarding an individual's military status for the purpose of awarding a preference to veterans as permitted by law.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/12/2014  In House Committee on General Laws:  Left in committee.

VA HJR 490 | Bell Ri (R)
Title:  Constitutional Amendment
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment; provides that agreement or combination between any employer and any labor union or organization whereby nonmembers of the union or organization are denied the right to work for the employer, or whereby such membership is made a condition of employment or continuation, or whereby any such union or organization acquires an employment monopoly in any enterprise, is against public policy and constitutes an illegal combination or conspiracy and is void.
07/22/2014  Prefiled.
07/22/2014  To House Committee on Privileges and Elections.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To House Committee on Privileges and Elections.
02/06/2015  From House Committee on Privileges and Elections:  Reported favorably. (16-6)
02/09/2015  Engrossed by House.
02/09/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (64-29)
02/10/2015  To Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections.
02/17/2015  From Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections:  Reported favorably. (8-6)
02/20/2015  Passed Senate. (21-17)
03/27/2015  Acts of Assembly.  Chapter No. 717

VA HJR 87 | McClellan (D)
Title:  Violence and Bullying
Summary: Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to update its study conducted in the year 2000 on workplace violence in the Commonwealth; expands the study to address violence and bullying in both public and private workplaces in the Commonwealth.
01/07/2014  Prefiled.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To House Committee on Rules.
02/12/2014  In House Committee on Rules:  Left in committee.

VA S 1133 | Garrett T (R)
Title:  Conduct by State and Local Government Employees
Summary: Prohibits a state or local government officer or employee from using their public position to retaliate or threaten retaliation against any person for expressing views on matters of public concern or for exercising any right that is otherwise protected by law.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/26/2015  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Reported favorably. (15-0)
01/29/2015  Engrossed by Senate.
01/30/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (38-0)
02/06/2015  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/17/2015  From House Committee on General Laws:  Reported with amendment. (21-0)
02/19/2015  Committee amendment adopted on House floor.
02/19/2015  Engrossed by House as amended.
02/19/2015  Passed House.  To Senate for concurrence. (100-0)
02/23/2015  Senate concurred in House amendments. (40-0)
02/25/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/23/2015  Signed by Governor.
03/23/2015  Acts of Assembly.  Chapter No. 574

VA S 1134 | Garrett T (R)
Title:  Prohibited Conduct By Legislators
Summary: Prohibits a member of the General Assembly from using his public position to retaliate or threaten retaliation against any person for expressing views on matters of public concern or for exercising any right that is otherwise protected by law.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on Rules.
02/11/2015  In Senate Committee on Rules:  Left in committee.

VA S 1181 | Ebbin (D)
Title:  Gender Identity Nondiscrimination in Public Employment
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in public employment based on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/13/2015  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/19/2015  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Reported as substituted, see S 785.

VA S 121 | Garrett T (R)
Title:  Employee Prohibited Conduct
Summary: Prohibits a state or local government officer or employee from using his public position to retaliate or threaten retaliation against any person for expressing views on matters of public concern or for exercising any right that is otherwise protected by law.
12/30/2013  Prefiled.
12/30/2013  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/20/2014  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Recommended re-referred.
01/20/2014  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Rules.
01/24/2014  From Senate Committee on Rules:  Recommended re-referred.
01/24/2014  Re-referred to Senate Committee on Courts of Justice.
02/03/2014  In Senate Committee on Courts of Justice:  Failed to report.

VA S 248 | McEachin (D)
Title:  State Employment Nondiscrimination
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in state employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, and age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran covered by the Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; provides that the bill also defines sexual orientation and gender identity.
01/03/2014  Prefiled.
01/03/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/20/2014  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
01/20/2014  In Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Failed to report.

VA S 326 | Deeds (D)
Title:  Fraud Against Taxpayers
Summary: Prohibits discriminatory and retaliation action against deputy sheriffs; relates to remedies; clarifies that deputy sheriffs employed by city or county sheriff's offices are included under the term employees under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act; provides for a civil action for violations.
01/06/2014  Prefiled.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/13/2014  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Reported with amendment. (10-2)
01/22/2014  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
01/22/2014  Engrossed by Senate as amended.
01/23/2014  Failed to pass Senate. (14-24)

VA S 516 | Wagner (R)
Title:  Employment Preference for Veterans and Spouses
Summary: Provides that private employers may grant preference in hiring and promotion to a veteran or the spouse of a veteran with a service-connected permanent and total disability; provides that the measure applies only to veterans who are honorably discharged; provides that the measure provides that granting such preference does not violate any local or state equal employment opportunity law.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
01/13/2014  From Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor:  Reported favorably. (14-0)
01/16/2014  Engrossed by Senate.
01/17/2014  Passed Senate.  To House. (38-0)
01/22/2014  To House Committee on Commerce and Labor.
02/25/2014  From House Committee on Commerce and Labor:  Reported favorably. (22-0)
02/26/2014  Passed House. (99-0)
02/28/2014  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/06/2014  Signed by Governor.
04/06/2014  Acts of Assembly.  Chapter No. 740

VA S 587 | Barker (D)
Title:  Human Rights Act
Summary: Provides that no employer employing a specified amount of employees shall discharge any such employee on the basis of age if the employee is a specified age or older.
01/13/2014  Introduced.
01/13/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/20/2014  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Reported favorably. (7-6)
01/23/2014  Engrossed by Senate.
01/24/2014  Passed Senate.  To House. (25-12)
01/31/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/27/2014  From House Committee on General Laws:  Reported favorably. (20-0)
03/04/2014  Passed House. (100-0)
03/06/2014  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/04/2014  Signed by Governor.
04/04/2014  Acts of Assembly.  Chapter No. 635

VA S 772 | McEachin (D)
Title:  Equal Pay Irrespective of Sex
Summary: Amends existing law requiring equal pay for equal work irrespective of sex; increases the penalty for a violation from double unpaid wages to triple unpaid wages plus reasonable attorney fees; prohibits employers from punishing employees for sharing salary information with coworkers; prohibits unequal provision of benefits; includes health insurance, retirement benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, work breaks, paid vacation and holidays, and sick leave.
12/23/2014  Prefiled.
12/23/2014  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
01/26/2015  In Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor:  Passed by indefinitely. (10-5)

VA S 78 | Ruff (R)
Title:  Virginia Freedom of Information Act
Summary: Exempts from FOIA administrative investigations conducted by a public institution of higher education relating to individual employment discrimination complaints or audits or investigations of any officer, department, or program at such institutions.
12/20/2013  Prefiled.
12/20/2013  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/08/2014  Introduced.
01/08/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/27/2014  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Reported favorably. (13-0)
01/30/2014  Engrossed by Senate.
01/31/2014  Passed Senate.  To House. (40-0)
02/07/2014  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/25/2014  From House Committee on General Laws:  Reported favorably. (22-0)
02/28/2014  Passed House. (92-4)
03/05/2014  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/04/2014  Signed by Governor.
04/04/2014  Acts of Assembly.  Chapter No. 609

VA S 785 | McEachin (D)
Title:  Nondiscrimination in Public Employment
Summary: Prohibits discrimination in public employment based on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill; codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibitions on discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran.
12/31/2014  Prefiled.
12/31/2014  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/14/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology.
01/26/2015  From Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology:  Reported with substitute. (8-7)
01/26/2015  Committee substitute printed.
01/27/2015  Substituted in Senate, see S 1181.
01/29/2015  Committee substitute adopted on Senate floor.
01/29/2015  Engrossed by Senate as substituted.
02/03/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (19-19)
02/05/2015  To House Committee on General Laws.
02/24/2015  In House Committee on General Laws:  Left in committee.

WASHINGTON

WA H 1354 | Ryu (D)
Title:  Employee Antiretaliation Act
Summary: Concerns the employee Antiretaliation act.
01/16/2015  Introduced.
01/19/2015  To House Committee on Labor.
01/26/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
01/29/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
01/29/2015  From House Committee on Labor: Do pass as substituted. (4-3)
02/02/2015  To House Committee on Appropriations.
02/16/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
02/19/2015  Executive session scheduled: No action taken.
02/19/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
02/19/2015  From House Committee on Appropriations:  Do pass. (17-12)
02/20/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
02/27/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
03/13/2015  Returned to House Committee on Rules.
03/13/2015  Placed on Second Reading.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA H 1502 | Jinkins (D)
Title:  Contraceptive Coverage
Summary: Declares that it is an unfair practice for any employer who provides health insurance to its employees as part of an employee's benefit package to not include contraceptive coverage as part of the benefit package, to fail to comply with federal rules adopted under the affordable care act relating to the provision of contraceptive coverage, or to discriminate against any employee based on that employee's use of any reproductive health care service, drug, or device.
01/20/2015  Introduced.
01/21/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA H 1636 | MacEwen (R)
Title:  Disability Employment Reporting by State Agencies
Summary: Requires disability employment reporting by state agencies; relates to the state disability employment parity act; relates to increasing the hiring of persons with disabilities in the state workforce.
01/23/2015  Introduced.
01/26/2015  To House Committee on State Government.
02/10/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
02/19/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
02/19/2015  From House Committee on State Government:  Do pass as substituted. (7-0)
02/20/2015  To House Committee on Rules.
02/27/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
03/03/2015  Committee substitute adopted on House floor.
03/03/2015  Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
03/03/2015  Passed House.  To Senate. (97-0)
03/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Government Operations & State Security.
03/24/2015  Public hearing scheduled.
03/26/2015  Executive action taken by committee.
03/26/2015  From Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security: Do pass as amended. (5-0)
04/08/2015  Placed on 2nd Reading by Rules Committee.
04/13/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
04/13/2015  Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
04/13/2015  Passed Senate.  To House for concurrence. (48-0)
04/16/2015  House concurred in Senate amendment. (96-0)
04/16/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
04/23/2015  To Governor.
05/08/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/08/2015  Chapter No. 204

WA S 5026 | Pedersen (D)
Title:  Health Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage
Summary: Declares that it is an unfair practice for any employer who provides health insurance to its employees as part of an employee's benefit package to not include contraceptive coverage as part of the benefit package, to fail to comply with federal rules adopted under the affordable care act relating to the provision of contraceptive coverage, or to discriminate against any employee based on that employee's use of any reproductive health care service, drug, or device.
12/23/2014  Prefiled.
01/12/2015  Introduced.
01/12/2015  To Senate Committee on Law and Justice.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WA S 5569 | Hasegawa (D)
Title:  Employee Antiretaliation Act
Summary: Concerns the employee antiretaliation act.
01/22/2015  Introduced.
01/23/2015  To Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
04/29/2015  2015 1st Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
05/29/2015  2015 2nd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.
06/28/2015  2015 3rd Special Session: By Order of Resolution - Reintroduced and retained in present status.

WEST VIRGINIA

WV H 2689 | Fast (R)
Title:  Discriminating for Use of Tobacco Products
Summary: Repeals the provision prohibiting employers from discriminating for use of tobacco products.
02/11/2015  Introduced.
02/11/2015  To House Committee on Health and Human Resources.

WV S 337 | Carmichael (R)
Title:  Workplace Freedom Act
Summary: Creates workplace freedom act.
01/27/2015  Introduced.
01/27/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

WV S 344 | Trump (R)
Title:  Compensatory and Punitive Damages in Employment Claims
Summary: Relates to setting adequate and reasonable amounts of compensatory damages available to employee in statutory and common law wrongful or retaliatory discharge causes of action and other employment law claims; places duty to mitigate damages on plaintiffs in employment-related lawsuits and causes of action; requires a judge to make a finding on the appropriateness of remedy versus reinstatement before front pay damages are to be considered by a jury.
01/28/2015  Introduced.
01/28/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
02/17/2015  From Senate Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass as substituted.
02/18/2015  In Senate: Read 1st time.
02/19/2015  In Senate: Read 2nd time.
02/20/2015  In Senate: Read 3rd time.
02/20/2015  Passed Senate.  To House. (30-4)
02/20/2015  To House Committee on Judiciary.
03/07/2015  From House Committee on Judiciary:  Do pass.
03/07/2015  In House: Read 1st time.
03/09/2015  In House: Read 2nd time.
03/10/2015  In House: Read 3rd time.
03/10/2015  Passed House. (92-6)
03/10/2015  Eligible for Governor’s desk.
03/16/2015  To Governor.
03/26/2015  Signed by Governor.
05/04/2015  Act No. 6
 

WISCONSIN

WI A 261 | Barnes (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination Based on Employment Status
Summary: Relates to employment discrimination based on employment status.
06/05/2015  Introduced.
06/05/2015  To Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations.

WI A 474 | Mason (D)
Title:  Paid Sick Leave
Summary: RProvides that an employee is not entitled to receive wages or salary while taking family or medical leave, but may substitute, for portions of family or medical leave, other types of paid or unpaid leave provided by the employer; restricts state aid to school district employees who are not under contract providing for such leaves of absence; prohibits adverse action by an employer.
11/03/2015  Introduced.
11/03/2015  To Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy.

WI S 166 | Hansen (D)
Title:  Employment Discrimination Based on Employment Status
Summary: Relates to employment discrimination based on employment status.
05/20/2015  Introduced.
05/20/2015  To Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform.

WI S 69 | Farrow (R)
Title:  Restrictive Covenants
Summary: Relates to restrictive covenants in employment and agency relationships.
03/05/2015  Introduced.
03/05/2015  To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.

WYOMING

WY S 41 | Joint Interim Corporations, Elections
Title:  Labor and Employment
Summary: Prohibits an employer from requesting or requiring access to a personal Internet account of an employee or prospective employee; prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against an employee or prospective employee for failing to disclose information to access a personal Internet account; provides exceptions; prohibits waiver of rights; provides for civil penalties; provides a civil cause of action; provides a definition.
01/05/2015  Prefiled.
01/13/2015  Introduced.
01/14/2015  To Senate Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions.
01/29/2015  From Senate Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions:  Do pass with amendment. (3-2)
01/29/2015  Committee amendment adopted on Senate floor.
01/30/2015  In Senate. Passed Second Reading.
02/02/2015  Failed to pass Senate. (13-17)
 

Source: State Net bill tracking database, year-end topic searches conducted 11-9-15.