HB 1290-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1290-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. King, Hills. 33; Rep. Guthrie, Rock. 13; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Kenney, Straf. 6; Rep. Buchanan, Merr. 15; Rep. Schuett, Merr. 20; Rep. Ellison, Merr. 27
COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
This bill requires the public employee labor relations board to allow an employee to vote by mail on certifying or decertifying the organization as the exclusive bargaining unit.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
III.(a) The ballot shall contain a space permitting a vote against representation by any employee organization whatever; and no election shall be held within 12 months after an election in which a majority of those voting cast ballots against representation by any employee organization.
(b) The board shall, at the employee's request, allow the employee to vote by mail in any election conducted pursuant to this chapter to certify or decertify an organization as the exclusive representative in collective bargaining.
HB 1290-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill requires the Public Employees Labor Relations Board (PELRB) to allow an employee to vote by mail on certifying or decertifying the organization as the exclusive bargaining unit. The PELRB conducts bargaining unit representation elections. The elections are conducted on site at the workplace. Mail ballot elections are currently permitted if the eligible voters are dispersed across the State and in situations where there are multiple work sites or no central work site. The PELRB follows administrative rule Pub 303.13 in determining whether employees are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. This bill states the PELRB shall, at the employee's request, allow the employee to vote by mail. The PELRB indicates the fiscal impact of the bill would depend on the actual rate at which eligible voters request a mail ballot. The PELRB assumes additional expenditures would be in the form of administrative costs, supplies and postage, However, the amount cannot be determined based on information presently available.
It is assumed this bill will not be effective until FY 2021.
Public Employee Labor Relations Board
|Jan. 23, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services|
|Jan. 23, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 10:30 am LOB 307|
|Feb. 5, 2020||Executive Session: 02/05/2020 01:30 pm LOB 307|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0444h (NT) for 02/19/2020 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 7 P. 33|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0444h (Vote 12-7; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|