SB 244
Modifies provisions governing the authorization of the deduction of moneys from the paychecks of public employees for the benefit of public labor organizations
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0266S.02I
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Last Action:
5/7/2021 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 244 - This act modifies provisions governing the authorization of the deduction of moneys from the paychecks of public employees for the benefit of public labor organizations.

Under current law, a public body may withhold fees from public employee paychecks for the purpose of paying any portion of labor organization dues, agency shop fees, or any other fees paid to a labor organization only upon the annual consent of the public employee. Annual consent is also required for labor organizations to use such fees or dues for political purposes.

This act requires any such authorization to be submitted to the public body employer before such fees may be withheld. Furthermore, the employer shall require clear and compelling evidence that the authorization was freely given. Failure to comply with any provision of this act on the part of an employer shall result in a fine of no more than $500 per violation.

This act is substantially similar to HB 88 (2021), SB 701 (2020), HB 1906 (2020), and HB 2341 (2020).

SCOTT SVAGERA

Amendments

No Amendments Found.