SB 476
Creates new provisions relating to public employment
LR Number:
Last Action:
4/25/2023 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Education and Workforce Development Committee (1809S.05C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 476 - This act creates new provisions governing public employment. In the course of hiring considerations, as defined in the act, the act prohibits state agencies from denying consideration to any applicant based solely on the applicant lacking a post-secondary degree. A state agency may include prior direct experience and particular certifications and courses as baseline requirements but may not include a postsecondary degree as a baseline requirement.

Certain exemptions are allowed in the case of 1) positions for which a clear demonstration is made that the duties of the position require a postsecondary degree; 2) positions for which a professional or occupational license is required pursuant to state law; and 3) any director position.

This act is enforced by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and all complaints and appeals shall be made to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.

This act does not apply to appointments made and positions filled by elected officials.

This act is identical to a provision in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HCS/HB 417 (2023).



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