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HB 2022 - Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (68-54) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits unions from requiring a deduction of pay from a member's paycheck for political purposes.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a labor organization from using any dues, fees, or money which is deducted from a member’s paycheck for the purpose of engaging in “partisan or political purposes” (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “partisan or political purposes” as an act which directly or indirectly influences a person to vote for or against any candidate for public office at any caucus, political convention, primary, or election (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits a union from requiring any monetary contribution as a condition of membership in the union to any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • a candidate; 
    • a campaign committee;
    • a political action committee (PAC); and
    • a political party or political fund.
  • Requires a union that wishes to make expenditures for partisan or political purposes to establish a voluntary and separate political fund using a PAC (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that no provisions of this bill preclude a labor organization from making expenditures of union dues to communicate directly with its own members about political candidates or political issues (Sec. 1). 
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (24-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits unions from requiring a deduction of pay from a member's paycheck for political purposes.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a labor organization from using any dues, fees, or money which is deducted from a member’s paycheck for the purpose of engaging in “partisan or political purposes” (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “partisan or political purposes” as an act which directly or indirectly influences a person to vote for or against any candidate for public office at any caucus, political convention, primary, or election (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits a union from requiring any monetary contribution as a condition of membership in the union to any of the following (Sec. 1):
    • a candidate; 
    • a campaign committee;
    • a political action committee (PAC); and
    • a political party or political fund.
  • Requires a union that wishes to make expenditures for partisan or political purposes to establish a voluntary and separate political fund using a PAC (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that no provisions of this bill preclude a labor organization from making expenditures of union dues to communicate directly with its own members about political candidates or political issues (Sec. 1). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (91-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes employers to withhold, deduct, or divert employee wages for certain purposes.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes employers to withhold, deduct, or divert a portion of an employee’s wages for the following purposes (Sec. 1):
    • As repayment of a loan, advance, or overpayment;
    • As compensation for merchandise or uniforms purchased by the employee; or
    • As compensation for employer property provided to the employee.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Automatic Deductions by Public Labor Organizations for Political Fundraising

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