2010 Legislative Bills on Equal Pay

as of September 9, 2010

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ALABAMA
AL HJR 155
Sponsor: Hall L (D)
Title: Equal Pay Commission
Establishes the equal pay commission.
Status: Introduced 01/26/2010; Amended 01/28/2010; 03/11/2010: To Senate Committee on Rules.

AL HR 147
Sponsor: Hall L (D)
Title: Equal Pay Commission
Establishes the Equal Pay Commission.
Status: Introduced 01/26/2010; 01/28/2010: From House Committee on Rules: Reported with substitute. 01/28/2010: Committee Substitute adopted on House floor. 01/28/2010: Passed House. Enacted 01/28/2010.

AL SJR 118
Sponsor: Figures (D)
Title: Equal Pay Commission
Establishes the Equal Pay Commission.
Status: Introduced 03/23/2010; 03/25/2010: To House Committee on Rules.

CALIFORNIA
CA ACR 155
Sponsor: Skinner (D)
Title: Equal Pay for Women Day
Proclaims April 20, 2010 as Equal Pay for Women Day.
Status: Introduced 04/12/2010; 04/12/2010: Introduced.

COLORADO
CO H 1417
Sponsor: Peniston (D)
Title: Pay Equity Commission
Concerns the creation of the Pay Equity Commission within the Department of Labor and Employment to educate employers about practices that contribute to pay inequities, develop an inventory of best practices for encouraging equal pay, studying other state models that achieve pay equity, recognizing employers who pursue pay equity practices and working to establish the state as a model employer with regard to pay equity.
Status: Introduced 04/19/2010; Enacted 05/25/2010; 05/28/2010: Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 266

CO SJR 34
Sponsor: Hudak (D)
Title: Equal Pay Day
Concerns the designation of April 20, 2010, as Equal Pay Day in Colorado; acknowledges the persisting problem of wage disparity among various groups.
Status: Introduced 04/19/2010; 04/20/2010: In Senate. Read third time and amended; 04/20/2010: In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House; 04/20/2010: Passed House. Enacted 04/20/2010.

DELAWARE
DE HCR 35
Sponsor: Keeley (D)
Title: Equal Pay Day
Designates Tuesday, April 20, 2010 as Equal Pay Day in the State.
Status: Introduced 04/20/2010; 04/20/2010: Passed House. To Senate. 04/20/2010: Passed Senate. Enacted 04/20/2010.

FLORIDA
FL H 1623
Sponsor: Cruz (D)
Title: Employment Discrimination
Relates to employment discrimination; creates Helen Gordon Davis Equal Pay Protection Act; requires Agency for Workforce Innovation to conduct studies and provide information to employers, labor organizations and public concerning means available to eliminate pay disparities between men and women; designates Commission on Human Relations as primary enforcement agency for claims under federal Equal Pay Act.
Status: Introduced 03/02/2010; 04/30/2010: In House. Died in committee.

FL S 2672
Sponsor: Joyner (D)
Title: Helen Gordon Davis Equal Pay Protection Act
Relates to Helen Gordon Davis equal pay protection act; recognizes the importance of the AWI and the Commission on Human Relations in ensuring equal pay; requires the AWI to conduct studies and provide information to employers, labor organizations, and the public concerning the means available to eliminate pay disparities between men and women; creates the Governor's Recognition Award for Pay Equity in the Workplace.
Status: Introduced 03/11/2010; 04/30/2010: In Senate. Died in committee.

HAWAII
HI HCR 267
Sponsor: Marumoto (R)
Title: Furlough Fridays
Urges the governor, the board of education, the department of education, and the Hawaii state teachers association to reopen negotiations to reduce furlough fridays.
Status: Introduced 03/10/2010; 03/30/2010: From House Committee on Education: Do pass. 03/30/2010: From House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: Do pass. 03/30/2010: To House Committee on Finance.

IDAHO
ID H 547
Sponsor: House Commerce and Human Resources Committee
Title: Equal Pay Day
Adds to existing law relating to Equal Pay Day to provide legislative intent and to recognize Equal Pay Day.
Status: Introduced 02/16/2010; 02/17/2010: To House Committee on State Affairs.

ILLINOIS
IL HR 1103
Sponsor: Currie (D)
Title: Pay Equity Day
Designates April 20, 2010 as Pay Equity Day in the State.
Status: Introduced 04/13/2010; 05/04/2010: In House. Passed House. Enacted 05/04/2010

IL SR 762
Sponsor: Hutchinson (D)
Title: Pay Equity Day
Designates April 20, 2010 as Pay Equity Day in the state.
Status: Introduced 04/14/2010; 05/03/2010: In Senate. Passed Senate. Enacted 05/03/2010.

KENTUCKY
KY H 133
Sponsor: Riner (D)
Title: Wage Discrimination
Relates to wage discrimination; Defines "comparable worth" and use term to prohibit wage discrimination against a person of the opposite sex who is paid less for doing a job of comparable worth.
Status: Introduced 01/05/2010; Amended 02/03/2010; 02/08/2010: To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

LOUISIANA
LA H 673
Sponsor: Norton (D)
Title: Employment Wages
Creates the Equal Pay for Women Act.
Status: Introduced 03/29/2010; 03/29/2010: To House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.

LA H 832
Sponsor: Richmond (D)
Title: Employment and Wages
Creates the Equal Pay for Women Act.
Status: Introduced 03/29/2010; 03/29/2010: To House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.

LA S 249
Sponsor: Dorsey (D)
Title: Employment
Enacts the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women Act.
Status: Introduced 03/29/2010; 03/29/2010: To Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.

MICHIGAN
MI HR 251
Sponsor: Kennedy (D)
Title: Equal Pay Day
Recognizes April 20, 2010, as Equal Pay Day in State.
Status: Introduced 04/20/2010; 04/20/2010: In House. Passed House. Enacted 04/20/2010;

MISSISSIPPI
MS H 525
Sponsor: Evans B (D)
Title: Fair Pay Act
Creates the Fair Pay Act of 2010 to require equivalent pay for equivalent jobs.
Status: Introduced 01/11/2010; 02/02/2010: Died in committee.

MS H 552
Sponsor: Evans J (D)
Title: Fair Pay Act
Creates the Fair Pay Act of 2010 to require equivalent pay for equivalent jobs.
Status: Introduced 01/11/2010; 02/02/2010: Died in committee.

MS S 2200
Sponsor: Walls (D)
Title: Equal Pay
Relates to equal pay; enacts Fair Pay Act of 2010.
Status: Introduced 01/06/2010; 02/02/2010: Died in committee.

MISSOURI
MO H 1962
Sponsor: Newman (D)
Title: Equal Pay for the Same Work Regardless
Requires equal pay for the same work regardless of gender and establishes a commission to study wage disparities.
Status: Introduced 02/03/2010; 05/14/2010: To House Special Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety.

MO S 647
Sponsor: Bray (D)
Title: Equal Pay
Requires equal pay for the same work regardless of gender and establishes a commission to study wage disparities.
Status: Introduced 01/06/2010; 02/03/2010: Hearing conducted.

NEW JERSEY
NJ A 1395
Sponsor: Carroll (R)
Title: Defamation Suits
Bars defamation suits against persons who fairly report the contents of a judicial proceeding or court record.
Status: Introduced 01/12/2010; 01/12/2010: To Assembly Committee on Judiciary.

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

NJ S 87
Sponsor: Rice (D)
Title: Public Works Contract
Establishes division in Department of Treasury to oversee and enforce equal employment opportunity requirements with regard to public works contracts.
Status: Introduced 01/12/2010; 01/12/2010: To Senate Committee on State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation.

NJ S 1395
Sponsor: Weinberg (D)
Title: Workplace Pay Equity
Concerns pay equity in the workplace.
Status: Introduced 02/11/2010; Amended 03/04/2010; 03/11/2010: Passed Senate. To Assembly. 03/11/2010: To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NEW MEXICO
NM EO 51
Sponsor: Office of the Governor
Title: Fair and Equal Pay
Provides for fair and equal pay for all New Mexicans; includes state contracts. (Executive Order 2009-49)
Status: Introduced 12/18/2009; Enacted 12/18/2009. 12/18/2009 Issued By Governor, Executive Order 2009-49.

NM H 288
Sponsor: Campos J (D)
Title: Human Right and Compensation Discrimination
Relates to human rights; provides a definition in the Human Rights Act to clarify discrimination in matters of compensation.
Status: Introduced 02/03/2010; 02/13/2010: From House Committee on Consumer and Public Affairs: Do pass. 02/13/2010: Passed House. To Senate. 02/13/2010: To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

PENNSYLVANIA
PA SR 305
Sponsor: Orie (R)
Title: Equal Pay Day
Designates April 20, 2010, as Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania.
Status: Introduced 04/19/2010; 04/19/2010: Passed Senate. Enacted 04/19/2010

TENNESSEE
TN SJR 831
Sponsor: Finney L (D)
Title: Equal Pay Day
Designates Tuesday, April 20, 2010, as Equal Pay Day in Tennessee.
Status: Introduced 03/03/2010; 04/07/2010: In House Committee on Consumer and Employee Affairs: Subcommittee on Employee Affairs failed to recommend passage.

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

WEST VIRGINIA
WV H 4179
Sponsor: Mahan (D)
Title: Termination Date of the Equal Pay Commission
Removes the termination date of the Equal Pay Commission.
Status: Introduced 01/26/2010; 02/16/2010: To Senate Committee on Government Organization.

WV H 4421
Sponsor: Mahan (D)
Title: Provision Specifying a Termination Date for the Equal P
Removes the provision specifying a termination date for the Equal Pay Commission.
Status: Introduced 02/10/2010; 02/10/2010: To House Committee on Government Organization.

WV H 4623
Sponsor: Mahan (D)
Title: Equal Pay Commission
Adds additional members to the Equal Pay Commission; provides for additional members from the House of Delegates and the Senate.
Status: Introduced 02/22/2010; Enacted 04/01/2010; Act No. 112.

WV S 358
Sponsor: Palumbo (D)
Title: Equal Pay Commission Termination Date
Removes Equal Pay Commission termination date.
Status: Introduced 01/27/2010; 01/27/2010: To Senate Committee on Government Organization.

WV S 629
Sponsor: Palumbo (D)
Title: Equal Pay Coordinator Within Governors Office
Creates Equal Pay Coordinator within Governor's Office.
Status: Introduced 02/19/2010; 02/19/2010: To Senate Committee on Government Organization.


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