SJR 40 Creates new constitutional amendment relating to labor organizations
Sponsor: Rowden
LR Number: 6652S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 4/3/2018 - Voted Do Pass S General Laws Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Upon Voter Approval

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SJR 40 - Under this constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, 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 injured as a result of violation or threatened violation of this amendment is entitled to injunctive relief and certain other damages.

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

The provisions of this amendment 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 amendment is identical to HJR 103 (2018) and substantially similar to HJR 79 (2018).