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CS/CS/SB 926: Wage Theft

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Simpson

Wage Theft; Expanding the original jurisdiction of county courts; describing the occurrence of a wage theft; authorizing an aggrieved employee to initiate a civil action for wage theft; granting county courts original and exclusive jurisdiction over actions involving wage theft; preempting regulation of wage theft to the state after a specified date; exempting certain counties, municipalities, and political subdivisions, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died on Calendar
Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/7/2014 Senate • Filed
2/10/2014 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 74
2/28/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/05/14, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 74
3/5/2014 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 3 -SJ 206
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 206
3/13/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/18/14, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
3/20/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/25/14, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
3/25/2014 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 356
3/27/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules -SJ 356
3/28/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/02/14, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/1/2014 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 364
4/2/2014 Senate • CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 8 NAYS 7 -SJ 443
4/3/2014 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 447
4/7/2014 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 443
4/11/2014 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/14
4/23/2014 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar -SJ 583
4/28/2014 Senate • Retained on Calendar
5/2/2014 Senate • Died on Calendar