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HB 149: Safe Work Environments

GENERAL BILL by Campbell

Safe Work Environments; Creates "Safe Work Environment Act"; provides findings & intent; provides that subjecting employee to abusive work environment is unlawful employment practice; prohibits retaliating against employee who has opposed any unlawful employment practice, or who has made charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in investigation or proceeding concerning such claim; provides for vicarious liability for employers in certain circumstances; provides defense; provides for liability for individual employees in certain circumstances; provides defense; provides affirmative defenses; specifies relief available; limits employer's liability for emotional distress & precludes punitive damages in certain circumstances; specifies that provisions may only be enforced by private right of action; provides time limitation on actions; provides that remedies provided shall be in addition to & not in place of other remedies provided in law; providies for screening certain persons public & private school entering instructional areas.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/14/2013 House • Filed
1/23/2013 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 29
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 29
5/3/2013 House • Died in Government Operations Subcommittee