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HB 1 (BR 447) - J. Hoover, J. DeCesare, R. Benvenuti III, K. Bratcher, J. Carney, J. DuPlessis, R. Heath, T. Herald, D. Johnson, K. King, A. Koenig, S. Lee, D. Meade , J. Miller, K. Moser, D. Osborne, P. Pratt, B. Rowland, S. Santoro, J. Shell, D. St. Onge, W. Thomas, S. Wells, A. Wuchner

     AN ACT relating to right-to-work provisions involving a condition of employment or continuation of employment and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 336.130 to indicate that public employees may not strike; prohibit mandatory membership in or financial support of a labor organization as a condition of employment; define "employee"; require the Labor Cabinet to investigate complaints and prosecute those who violate Section 1 of the Act; amend KRS 336.180 to conform and define "employer" and "public employee"; amend KRS 336.990 to make a violation of the Act a Class A misdemeanor, award damages, and provide injunctive relief; create new sections of KRS Chapter 336 to exempt existing contracts or agreements and to prohibit deduction of membership dues to a labor organization without express written consent of the employee; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to restrict certain local governments from enforcing an ordinance contrary to the provisions of the Act; amend KRS 67A.6904, 67C.406, 70.262, 78.470, 78.480, and 345.050 to conform; provide for severability of Act's provisions; provide short title of Act; EMERGENCY.


AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Further amend KRS 67C.406 to conform; amend KRS 336.130 to clarify that the provisions of the Act do not alter, amend, grant, or remove the rights of public employees to collectively bargain; declare an EMERGENCY.
     HFA1( J. Donohue ) - Retain original provisions except add a new section of KRS Chapter to require new businesses to Kentucky to pay their employees, 30% above the poverty level for an employee's starting base salary.
     HFA2( J. Donohue ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA3( J. Jenkins ) - Delete the emergency clause.
     HFA4( J. Donohue ) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 336 to define "living wage" and to require a Kentucky business to pay its employees a starting base salary of at least the living wage of the county in which the employee is physically located for employment.
     HFA5( M. Marzian ) - Indicate that no person shall be required to pay dues to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in order to receive benefits from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
     HFA6( M. Marzian ) - Indicate that no person shall be required to pay dues to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in order to receive benefits from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
     HFA7( M. Marzian ) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H); taken from Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H); 1st reading; returned to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H); posting waived
     Jan 04, 2017 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules Committee Substitute; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 5, 2017; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Jan 05, 2017 - floor amendment (6) and (7-title) filed, and floor amendments (3), (4), & (5) filed to Committee Substitute; 3rd reading, passed 58-39 with Committee Substitute; received in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to State & Local Government (S)
     Jan 06, 2017 - taken from State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Jan 07, 2017 - reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Saturday, January 7, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 25-12; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Jan 09, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 001)