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SB 469 - Prohibits Picketing in Certain Circumstances - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Frank Ginn voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Picketing in Certain Circumstances

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits picketing in certain areas and prohibits employers from requiring employees to join a labor organization.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits targeted picketing of private residences when such picketing interferes with the resident's right to “quiet enjoyment” or is intended to have the effect of violence or “intimidation” (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts picketing of private residences which are places of employment when the picketing targets such employment from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the fine for individuals found picketing in violation of this bill on a second or subsequent occasion is $1,000 per day for every day of the second violation (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the fine for organizations or groups found picketing in violation of this bill is $10,000 for every day of the violation (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the courts to convict an individual of both conspiracy to commit criminal trespass and the actual offense of criminal trespass, whereas existing law did not authorize a conviction of conspiracy to trespass (Sec. 5).
  • Classifies conspiracy to commit criminal trespass as a high and aggravated misdemeanor if the person is convicted of both conspiracy to commit criminal trespass and the actual offense of criminal trespass (Sec. 5).
  • Prohibits employers from requiring employees to join a labor organization as a condition of employment (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits employers from witholding any amount of employee wages or earnings for payment to a labor organization without a written authorization from the employee which must be renewed annually, and which may be withdrawn at any time (Secs. 3 & 4).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Picketing in Certain Circumstances

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