SB 29 Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks
Sponsor: Brown
LR Number: 0308S.08T Fiscal Note available
Committee: Governmental Accountability & Fiscal Oversight
Last Action: 9/11/2013 - S defeated motion to override Governor's veto (Brown) Journal Page: S18
Governor's Veto Letter
Title: SS SCS SB 29 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013
House Handler: Burlison

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Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/SB 29 - This act allows public employee labor unions to withhold fees from public employee paychecks only upon the annual written consent of the employee. The act also requires the public employee's annual 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 to be transferred to the labor union's continuing committee. Authorizing or refraining from authorizing any amount shall in no way affect employment.

The labor union must keep records of all authorizations for political contributions 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), and SS/SCS/SB 553 & 435 (2012).