Bill Details - HB211 (2019)

HB 211 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

14Feb2019... 0202h

2019 SESSION

19-0242

04/01

 

HOUSE BILL 211

 

AN ACT relative to inquiries by prospective employers concerning salary history.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. Klee, Hills. 30

 

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits an employer from requiring a prospective employee to disclose his or her salary history prior to an offer of employment.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

14Feb2019... 0202h 19-0242

04/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to inquiries by prospective employers concerning salary history.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Discrimination in the Workplace; Salary History.  Amend RSA 275 by inserting after section 41-d the following new section:

275:41-e  Salary History.

I.  No employer shall inquire about a prospective employee's wage or salary history before an offer of employment with compensation has been negotiated and made to the prospective employee, unless a prospective employee has voluntarily disclosed such information.

II.  No employer shall use an employee's prior wage and salary history as a defense to any action alleging wage or salary discrimination under state law.  

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 2 P. 41
Jan. 16, 2019 ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/16/2019 11:00 am LOB 307
Jan. 23, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/23/2019 01:30 pm LOB 304
Feb. 6, 2019 Executive Session: 02/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 307
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0202h (Vote 12-8; RC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0202h for 02/14/2019 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 11 P. 17
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
Feb. 14, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0202h: AA VV 02/14/2019
Feb. 14, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0202h: MA RC 212-139 02/14/2019
March 7, 2019 Introduced 03/07/2019 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 8

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 23, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB211 Revision: 4423 Date: Dec. 27, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
HB211 Revision: 5370 Date: Feb. 15, 2019, 12:17 p.m.