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 Bill Status of HB3297  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Christian L. Mitchell - Elizabeth Hernandez - Brandon W. Phelps - Will Guzzardi - Barbara Flynn Currie, Emanuel Chris Welch, Robert Martwick, Kelly M. Cassidy, Rita Mayfield, Daniel J. Burke, Mike Smiddy, Camille Y. Lilly, Litesa E. Wallace, Esther Golar, Laura Fine, Deb Conroy, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. and William Davis

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Employee Paid Health Care Time Act. Provides that employees shall accrue paid health care time at a rate of not less than one hour for every 22 hours worked for an employer with 50 or more employees and at a rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked for an employer with fewer than 50 employees. Sets forth purposes for which paid health care time may be used. Applies to employers employing one or more individuals. Prohibits retaliation by employers. Defines terms. Provides that a violation by an employer is a petty offense with a fine of $500. Effective July 1, 2015.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Labor)
 The Department of Labor currently employs 8 wage claim specialists and clerical staff to process and administer on average upwards of 4000 wage claims under the Wage Payment and Collection Act. With passage of this bill, the Department will need to add at least 4 full time staff members to process, answer phone calls and emails, and investigate additional claims. Also, at least one additional attorney position to review the additional claims for legal sufficiency and to ensure that the proper responsible parties are named. In addition, two administrative law judges would also be needed to handle the increase in the number of administrative hearings as a result of the additional claims. There are other administrative costs, including postage, office supplies and new employee IT equipment and licensing. Fiscal Impact = $800,000 (7 Headcount = $751,900, Administrative Costs = $48,100).

DateChamber Action
  2/26/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  2/26/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/26/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/10/2015HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
  3/11/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/12/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Smiddy
  3/18/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  3/18/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/19/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Executive Committee
  3/19/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Litesa E. Wallace
  3/25/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Esther Golar
  3/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Laura Fine
  3/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/27/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/27/2015HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  2/4/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/6/2016HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 015-001-000
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  4/7/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Christian L. Mitchell
  4/14/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/15/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/15/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2016HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2016HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Labor & Commerce Committee; 015-006-000
  4/20/2016HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  4/22/2016HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/22/2016HouseState Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Ron Sandack
  4/22/2016HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2016HouseFiscal Note Filed
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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