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SB 1020 — Collective Bargaining Impasses

by Senator Powell

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

The bill changes the timeline for portions of the Legislature’s process to resolve impasses in collective bargaining negotiations between public employees and the state. The bill requires the parties at impasse to notify the presiding officers of the legislature of all unresolved issues by the first day of the regular session rather than five days after an impasse is declared.

The bill also changes the date by which a committee of the legislature must meet to conduct a public hearing and take testimony regarding the issues at impasse from no later than ten days prior to the start of the Regular Session to no later than the 14th day of the Regular Session.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 34-0; House 119-0