HB1399 (2020) Detail

Relative to the establishment of public employee bargaining units.


HB 1399 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

5Mar2020... 0449h

2020 SESSION

20-2140

04/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1399

 

AN ACT relative to the establishment of public employee bargaining units.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. W. Pearson, Ches. 16

 

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

04/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the establishment of public employee bargaining units.

 

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

 

1  Public Employee Labor Relations; Definition.  Amend RSA 273-A:1 by inserting after paragraph XII the following new paragraph:

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.

2  New Paragraph; Public Employee Labor Relations; Elections.  Amend RSA 273-A:10 by inserting after paragraph IX the following new paragraph:

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.

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

Links

HB1399 at GenCourtMobile
HB1399 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
Feb. 20, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1399 Revision: 8234 Date: March 5, 2020, 2:46 p.m.
HB1399 Revision: 7009 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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 HJ 6 P. 17
March 5, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0449h: MA RC 205-142 03/05/2020 HJ 6 P. 17
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8