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HB 591 - Requires State Employers to Implement a Policy Prohibiting Certain Conduct in the Workplace - New Hampshire Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (141-154) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires State Employers to Implement a Policy Prohibiting Certain Conduct in the Workplace

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that requires state employers to implement a policy prohibiting certain conduct in the workplace.

Highlights:
  • Requires state employers to adopt and communicate to all employees a written policy prohibiting “abusive conduct” in the workplace, within 6 months after the effective date of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the written policy prohibiting “abusive conduct” in the workplace to include certain criteria, but is not limited to, the following criteria (Sec. 1):
    • A clear policy statement prohibiting “abusive conduct”;
    • A statement prohibiting retaliation against a targeted employee, witness, or anyone who in good faith provides information about incidents of “abusive conduct”;
    • A procedure which identifies all individuals to whom an employee may report “abusive conduct” to, whether he or she is targeted or not; and
    • A procedure for employees to request and receive trained conflict resolution assistance within the workplace whether a formal complaint of “abusive conduct” is filed or not. 
  • Defines “abusive conduct” as a pattern of incidents directed at another employee or group of employees which intimidates, degrades, or humiliates the target including, but not limited to, the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • The creation of unreasonable demands, for example workload, deadlines, or duties that set an employee up for failure;
    • The constant and unreasonable criticism which is not part of a typical evaluation process; and 
    • Ignoring or showing hostility towards an employee seeking information or assistance. 
  • Requires state employers to establish a written procedure for the investigation of reports of abusive conduct, that must be initiated within 5 work days of the reported incident including, but not limited to, the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • Appointment of an impartial investigator from outside the agency, if possible;
    • A time limit of 30 days for investigations for a preliminary report; and
    • A provision for confidentiality of the investigation.
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires State Employers to Implement a Policy Prohibiting Certain Conduct in the Workplace

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires State Employers to Implement a Policy Prohibiting Certain Conduct in the Workplace

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Caroletta C. Alicea (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank W. Davis (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Emerson (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sylvia E. Gale (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Virginia O. 'Biddy' Irwin (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Janice 'Jan' Schmidt (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
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