With just more than three weeks left in the 2014 legislative session the appropriations committees in both the Assembly and the Senate will analyze and determine the fate of any remaining legislation that requires government resources. Aug. 15 is the last day for all bills with fiscal implications to the state of $150,000 or greater to pass out of the appropriations committees and make their way to their respective floors. Any bill that has a fiscal impact to the state that does not make it out of committee will be dead for the year. Bills that pass will be sent to their respective floors for consideration and if approved, back to their original house for concurrence, and to the Governor by Aug. 31.
Still remaining this year of significant importance to the industry is a proposal that would require employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, a proposal that allows employees to record liens against their employers’ real and personal property for “alleged” unpaid wage violations and a bill that would force one company to essentially insure the wage and hour obligations, workers’ compensation coverage and occupational health and safety duties of a separate employer’s employees.
As we quickly approach the end of session, the CRA will activate all grassroots efforts in a final push to stop these harmful bills from passing. To voice your concerns, visit the CRA’s Action Center or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.