First Thoughts & What We're Tracking
Welcome to the 110th General Assembly! While the legislature has technically been in session for about a month and a half, business has just started to get underway over the past week. During that time, we've read through the 1400+ bills that have been filed and identified which ones have the biggest impact (positive or negative) on the labor movement as a whole. There are some pieces of legislation that may target a specific trade or industry, which we've added to various lists that we track. However, our main list of labor bills can be found by
The good news is that much of the legislation we anticipated like attacks on collective bargaining or allowing employers to opt out of workers' compensation is non-existent! However, there are plenty of other bad bills to make up for that. If you'd like to see our tracked bills on another topic (
, etc.), please let us know. Conversely, if you feel that we have missed an important piece of legislation, please bring it to our attention so that we can add it (if it is not already on another track.)
As we've done in the past, some of the major bills that we'll be watching over the course of the next week are listed below. While very few this week are true "labor" bills, we'll be keeping a close eye on them as they move through the committee process. To access all of the important information about a bill (status, text, amendments), simply click on the bill number. Remember, this is simply legislation that will be heard next week that we either are already tracking or found interesting/important. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions or would like to join us at the Capitol!
There is one important note on the workers' comp bills that are listed below. The advisory council will meet this upcoming Monday, February 27th to hear any proposed legislation affecting workers' compensation. After that meeting, we will be able to provide more specific information on those bills.