|SB 0120||Establishes good faith employee negotiations for certain public employees|
|LR Number:||0134S.01I||Fiscal Note:||0134-01|
|Committee:||Labor and Industrial Relations|
|Last Action:||01/18/01 - Second Read and Referred S Labor & Industrial||Journal page:||S116|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 120 - This act allows public employees not otherwise exempted to elect designees to participate in good faith negotiations with public bodies.
The act applies to state and local government employees, except: Deputy Sheriffs, Highway Patrol, National Guard, elected and appointed officials, members of boards and commissions, employees in personnel offices, temporary employees, part-time student teaching, judges, inmates and patients of institutions and employees of any legislative body.
The State Board of Mediation administers collective bargaining laws.
The process of selecting a bargaining representative is detailed (elections, certification and decertification of representatives).
Strikes are prohibited. Violation may result in a fine, decertification of the bargaining representative, loss of certain employment rights, and confinement in the county jail. The criminal penalty for striking is a Class B misdemeanor (up to 6 months or $500).
This act allows for mediation and arbitration. Any
agreement reached still goes through the normal budget process
and allows for a contract period of up to 3 years.