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SB 20 - Discriminatory Pay Compensation - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (51-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Discriminatory Pay Compensation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires businesses and state government agencies to pay a penalty for hiring and payment discrimination against women and minorities.

Highlights:
-Allows a person who was discriminated against to bring an action in circuit court against an employer or employment agency to recover damages caused by the violation (Sec. 2). -Requires defendant to pay to the person discriminated against compensatory and punitive damages determined by the court, and also pay the court a surcharge equal to 10 percent of the amount of compensatory and punitive damages ordered (Sec. 2). -Requires the county treasurer to turn collected surcharges over to the secretary of administration’s general fund where it be credited to an appropriation account (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Discriminatory Pay Compensation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires businesses and state government agencies to pay a penalty for hiring and payment discrimination against women and minorities.

Highlights:
-Allows a person who was discriminated against to bring an action in circuit court against an employer or employment agency to recover damages caused by the violation (Sec. 2). -Requires defendant to pay to the person discriminated against compensatory and punitive damages determined by the court, and also pay the court a surcharge equal to 10 percent of the amount of compensatory and punitive damages ordered (Sec. 2). -Requires the county treasurer to turn collected surcharges over to the secretary of administration’s general fund where it be credited to an appropriation account (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Discriminatory Pay Compensation

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