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House Bill 1296


House Bill 1296

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Employee's right to work. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to require an individual to: (1) become or remain a member of a labor organization; (2) pay dues, fees, or other charges to a labor organization; or (3) pay to a charity or another third party an amount that represents dues, fees, or other charges required of members of a labor organization; as a condition of employment or continuation of employment. Establishes a separate private right of action for violations or threatened violations. Provides that the statute does not apply to federal employees, employees subject to certain federal laws, certain employees over whom the federal government has jurisdiction, state employees, and employees of a political subdivision. Provides that the statute does not apply to the extent it is in conflict with or preempted by federal law. Provides that the statute applies only if the voters of Indiana approve a public question. Requires a public question to be placed on the 2012 general election ballot asking the voters of Indiana whether it should be unlawful for an employer to require an individual to become or remain a member of a labor organization or pay dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor organization as a condition of employment or continuation of employment.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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