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Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

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Education matters. Provides that if: (1) a school employee files a complaint that alleges that an exclusive representative or school employer has engaged in certain unfair practices; and (2) the Indiana education employment relations board determines that the exclusive representative or school employer engaged in the unfair practice; the board may assess a civil penalty of at least $500 but not more than $5,000 for each violation. Provides that, before a school employer and school employees may privately negotiate during the time period for formal collective bargaining, the parties must hold at least one public hearing and take public testimony. Education matters. Provides that if: (1) a school employee files a complaint that alleges that an exclusive representative or school employer has engaged in certain unfair practices; and (2) the Indiana education employment relations board determines that the exclusive representative or school employer engaged in the unfair practice; the board may assess a civil penalty of at least $500 but not more than $5,000 for each violation. Provides that, before a school employer and school employees may privately negotiate during the time period for formal collective bargaining, the parties must hold at least one public hearing and take public testimony. Requires the school employer to conduct a public meeting to discuss a tentative collective bargaining agreement at least 72 hours before it is ratified. Provides that notice of a public meeting and a tentative collective bargaining agreement must be posted on the school employer's Internet web site at least 72 hours before the public meeting. Provides that a school employer must allow for public comment at the meeting at which a tentative collective bargaining agreement is ratified. ... View more