03RS HB321


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HB 321/LM (BR 391) - S. Westrom, S. Lee, S. Riggs, T. Riner

     AN ACT relating to employment.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 336 to provide limited immunity to an employer who discloses job performance information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of that employee; require disclosure of information relating to the discharge of the employee for causing or threatening bodily harm to another person; name the bill the "Kentucky Workplace Safety Act".


     HCS/LM - Retain original provisions except amend to modify employee conduct that must be disclosed, lengthen mandatory disclosure window to five years, remove provision relating to mailing of written reference material to employee, and include provision invalidating immunity where employer negligence is present.

     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Amend to delete exceptions to immunity from civil liability.

     Feb 4-introduced in House
     Feb 5-to Labor and Industry (H); posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 24, 2003
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 95-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-received in Senate
     Feb 26-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 28-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 3, 2003
     Mar 3-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 4-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S); floor amendment (1) filed

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