HB1290 (2020) Detail

Relative to public employee labor relations and collective bargaining.


HB 1290-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2103

04/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1290-FN

 

AN ACT relative to public employee labor relations and collective bargaining.

 

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

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2103

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to public employee labor relations and collective bargaining.

 

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

 

1  Public Employee Labor Relations; Elections.  Amend RSA 273-A:10, III to read as follows:

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.

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

 

LBAO

20-2103

11/13/19

 

HB 1290-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to public employee labor relations and collective bargaining.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

 

Links

HB1290 at GenCourtMobile
HB1290 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1290 Revision: 6899 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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