SB 71 Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks
Sponsor: Parson
LR Number: 0544S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Governmental Accountability & Fiscal Oversight
Last Action: 1/23/2013 - Hearing Conducted S Governmental Accountability & Fiscal Oversight Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 71 - This act bars public employee labor unions from withholding fees from employee paychecks. The act requires the employee's consent for public employee labor unions to use fees and dues for political purposes.

The employee must authorize the amount to be used for political contributions. The employee may also stipulate to which committee their fees will be paid. Authorizing or refraining from authorizing any amount shall in no way affect employment.

The labor union must keep records of all authorizations and submit them to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.

The act exempts first responders from the new provisions.

This act is similar to SB 814 (1998), SB 610 (2006), HB 492 (2011), SB 202 (2011), SB 435 (2012), SS/SCS/SB 553 & 435 (2012), and SB 29 (2013).

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