SB55 (2015) Detail

Allowing private employers to establish a policy granting a veterans' preference in employment decisions.


CHAPTER 187

SB 55 – FINAL VERSION

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2015 SESSION

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SENATE BILL 55

AN ACT allowing private employers to establish a policy granting a veterans’ preference in employment decisions.

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Boutin, Dist 16; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen.?D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Cataldo, Dist 6; Rep. Weyler, Rock 13; Rep.?R.?Ober, Hills 37; Rep. Theberge, Coos 3; Rep. Major, Rock 14

COMMITTEE: Commerce

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill permits private employers to establish a policy for granting a preference to veterans in hiring and promotion decisions.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

3June2015… 1605h

06/11/2015 2108EBA

15-0309

06/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT allowing private employers to establish a policy granting a veterans’ preference in employment decisions.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

187:1 New Chapter; Veterans’ Preference Employment Policy. Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 275-F the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 275-G

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE EMPLOYMENT POLICY

275-G:1 Definitions. In this chapter:

I. “Private employer” means a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity with one or more employees. It does not include the state, a subdivision of the state, or a public institution of higher education.

II. “Veteran” means a person who served on active duty in the armed forces and was discharged or released with an honorable discharge.

III. “Veterans’ preference employment policy” means a private employer's policy for hiring or promoting a veteran over another qualified applicant or employee.

275-G:2 Veterans’ Preference Employment Policy. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a private employer may establish a veterans’ preference employment policy. Such policy:

I. Shall be in writing.

II. Shall be applied uniformly to employment decisions regarding hiring and promotion.

275-G:3 Verification of Eligibility. A private employer may require that a veteran submit a Department of Defense DD Form 214, report of separation, in order to be eligible to receive the preference under RSA 275-G:2.

187:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.

Approved: July 6, 2015

Effective Date: July 1, 2015

Links

SB55 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

SB55 Revision: 28394 Date: Dec. 16, 2015, midnight

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