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 Bill Status of HB5572  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  EMPLOYEE FREEDOM OF SPEECH

House Sponsors
Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - Emanuel "Chris" Welch - Matt Hanson - Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr. - Stephanie A. Kifowit, Lilian Jiménez and Kelly M. Cassidy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/22/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Worker Freedom of Speech Act. Provides that an employer or the employer's agent, representative, or designee may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize, threaten to discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize, or take any adverse employment action against an employee: (1) because the employee declines to attend or participate in an employer-sponsored meeting or declines to receive or listen to communications from the employer or the agent, representative, or designee of the employer if the meeting or communication is to communicate the opinion of the employer about religious or political matters; (2) as a means of inducing an employee to attend or participate in meetings or receive or listen to communications; or (3) because the employee, or a person acting on behalf of the employee, makes a good faith report, orally or in writing, of a violation or a suspected violation of the Act. Provides for a private right of action to enforce the provisions of the Act. Sets forth the duties and powers of the Department of Labor under the Act. Provides that, within 30 days after the effective date of the Act, an employer shall post and keep posted a notice of employee rights under the Act where employee notices are customarily placed. Provides for exceptions under the Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2024HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  2/9/2024HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2024HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2024HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/12/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr.
  3/14/2024HouseRe-assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/21/2024HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Labor & Commerce Committee; 018-006-000
  3/22/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Matt Hanson
  3/22/2024HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/22/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch
  4/10/2024HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lilian Jiménez
  4/11/2024HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

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