SB 19
Creates new provisions of law relating to labor organizations
LR Number:
Last Action:
2/6/2017 - Signed by Governor
Journal Page:
SS#2 SB 19
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2017
House Handler:

Current Bill Summary

SS#2/SB 19 - Under this act, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization or pay dues or other charges required of labor organization members as a condition of employment.

Any person who violates or directs another to violate this act is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Moreover, any person injured as a result of violation or threatened violation of this act is entitled to injunctive relief and certain other damages.

Prosecuting attorneys, circuit attorneys, and the Attorney General are charged with investigating complaints under this act.

The provisions of this act do not apply to any agreement between an employer and a labor organization entered into before the effective date of this act but shall apply to any such agreement upon its renewal, extension, amendment, or modification in any respect after the effective date of this act.

This act is substantially similar to HCS/HB 91 (2017), HB 42 (2017), HB 131 (2017), HB 265 (2017), HB 314 (2017), SB 667 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB's 116 & 569 (2015) which was vetoed by the Governor and SCS/SB 127 (2015), and HB 1462 (2016), and similar to SB 76 (2013), SB 547 (2012), SB 614 (2012), SB 438 (2012), SB 109 (2011), SB 1 (2011), SB 888 (2010), and HB 877 (2005).