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 Bill Status of SB3649  103rd General Assembly


Short Description:  EMPLOYEE FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Robert Peters - Javier L. Cervantes, Doris Turner, Paul Faraci, Karina Villa, Ram Villivalam and Omar Aquino

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/6/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2024

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
  2/9/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  2/9/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/20/2024SenateAssigned to Labor
  2/21/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  2/21/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Faraci
  2/21/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
  2/23/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  3/6/2024SenateDo Pass Labor; 011-004-000
  3/6/2024SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 7, 2024
  3/6/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/7/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Omar Aquino
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Robert Peters
  3/21/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/9/2024SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-8 (b-1), the following amendments will remain in the Committee on Assignments
  4/12/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 19, 2024

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