HB 1399 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1399
SPONSORS: Rep. W. Pearson, Ches. 16
COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
This bill amends the procedure for written majority authorization of an employee organization for the purpose of collective bargaining.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
5Mar2020... 0449h 20-2140
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:
XIII. “Written majority authorization” means board-approved written majority authorization cards signed and dated by a majority of employees in the appropriate bargaining unit which designate an employee organization as their representative for the purpose of collective bargaining. Current employee signatures must be dated within the 6 months preceding the date on which the signed written majority authorization cards are filed with the board to establish majority and exclusive representative status.
X. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the board shall certify and the public employer shall recognize as the exclusive representative an employee organization which has received a written majority authorization for the purpose of collective bargaining of all the employees in the bargaining unit. This rule shall apply only when no other employee organization has been and currently is lawfully recognized as the exclusive representative of the employees in the appropriate bargaining unit. The employee organization shall file the written majority authorization cards and a written majority authorization petition for certification with the board. Absent exceptional cause, within 10 days, the board's staff shall inspect the written majority authorization cards in order to verify the employee organization’s majority support within the appropriate bargaining unit and report the results of such inspection in writing to the parties. The board shall establish rules and procedures for the prompt verification of evidence of written majority authorization, including safeguards to protect the privacy of individual employee choice and the board shall treat the written majority authorization cards as confidential once they are filed with the board.
|Jan. 23, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Feb. 20, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 1 P. 20|
|Jan. 23, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 11:30 am LOB 307|
|Feb. 5, 2020||Executive Session: 02/05/2020 01:30 pm LOB 307|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0449h (Vote 11-8; RC)|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0449h for 02/19/2020 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 7 P. 33|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|Feb. 20, 2020||Special Order to regular place in next calendar (Rep. Ley): MA VV 02/20/2020|
|March 5, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0449h: AA VV 03/05/2020|
|March 5, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0449h: MA RC 205-142 03/05/2020|