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2019 All Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 18, 2019 PA HB 1477 Authorizes Professional Licenses for Ex-Convicts Bill Passed - House (193 - 4)
Dec. 11, 2019 National HR 5038 Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (260 - 165)
Nov. 25, 2019 NJ S 761 Establishes Inmate Re-Entry Plans Bill Passed - House (55 - 16)
Nov. 21, 2019 National HR 1309 Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act Bill Passed - House (251 - 158)
Nov. 13, 2019 IL SB 1784 Amends Labor Union Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (45 - 9)
Oct. 29, 2019 IL SB 1784 Amends Labor Union Regulations Bill Passed - House (93 - 23)
Oct. 18, 2019 National HR 3624 Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (226 - 184)
Sept. 26, 2019 National PN 1099 Nomination of Eugene Scalia as the Secretary of Labor (53 - 44)
Sept. 25, 2019 National PN 1099 Nomination of Eugene Scalia as the Secretary of Labor Cloture Invoked - Senate (52 - 42)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA AB 378 Authorizes Collective Bargaining for Childcare Workers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 16)
Sept. 13, 2019 CA AB 378 Authorizes Collective Bargaining for Childcare Workers Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 16)
Sept. 11, 2019 CA AB 5 Establishes Criteria For Determining Who Is An Employee Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
Sept. 10, 2019 CA SB 142 Requires Additional Lactation Accommodations for Employees Bill Passed - House (57 - 13)
Sept. 9, 2019 CA AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (63 - 14)
Sept. 5, 2019 CA AB 378 Authorizes Collective Bargaining for Childcare Workers Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Sept. 5, 2019 CA AB 378 Authorizes Collective Bargaining for Childcare Workers Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
Sept. 5, 2019 CA AB 51 Prohibits Forced Employment Arbitration Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Sept. 5, 2019 CA AB 1291 Requires Cannabis Businesses to Enter Into Labor Peace Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
July 24, 2019 KY HB 1 Establishes a State of Emergency for the Kentucky Employees Retirement System Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
July 24, 2019 National HR 397 Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 Bill Passed - House (264 - 169)
July 22, 2019 KY HB 1 Establishes a State of Emergency for the Kentucky Employees Retirement System Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
July 18, 2019 National HR 582 Raise the Wage Act Bill Passed - House (231 - 199)
July 17, 2019 OH HB 80 Amends Specific Sections of Ohio's Worker's Compensation Law Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 9)
June 30, 2019 OR HB 2005 Requires 12 Weeks of Paid Medical Leave Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 6)
June 27, 2019 NH SB 10 Increases the State Minimum Wage Conference Report Adopted - House (207 - 143)
June 25, 2019 NJ S 761 Establishes Inmate Re-Entry Plans Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
June 21, 2019 NY S 4573 Reduces Amount of Time Workers on Strike Must Wait to Collect Unemployment Bill Passed - House (106 - 30)
June 20, 2019 NY S 5248 Prohibits Class-Based Wage Differentials Bill Passed - House (138 - 9)
June 20, 2019 OR HB 2005 Requires 12 Weeks of Paid Medical Leave Bill Passed - House (45 - 13)
June 19, 2019 NY A 8421 Amends Requirements for Workplace Harassment Claims Bill Passed - House (128 - 20)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
June 17, 2019 CA SB 83 Increases State Paid Family Leave Benefits from 6 to 8 Weeks Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 10)
June 17, 2019 ME LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - House (87 - 57)
June 17, 2019 ME LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - House (87 - 57)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1412 Amends the Laws Governing the Collective Bargaining Rights of Employees of School Management and Leadership Centers "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1412 Amends the Laws Governing the Collective Bargaining Rights of Employees of School Management and Leadership Centers "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1529 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees Sign Nondisclosure Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
June 6, 2019 OR HB 2016 Establishes a Worker's Right to Participate in Labor Unions (17 - 11)
June 6, 2019 ME LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (86 - 53)
June 6, 2019 ME LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (86 - 53)
June 5, 2019 NH SB 2 Increases the Amount of Funds Allocated for Job Training "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (207 - 140)
June 5, 2019 NH SB 235 Establishes a Human Resources Office to Investigate Sexual Harassment Complaints in Legislature "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (207 - 139)
June 5, 2019 ME LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 5, 2019 ME LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 5, 2019 OH HB 80 Amends Specific Sections of Ohio's Worker's Compensation Law Bill Passed - House (56 - 38)
May 31, 2019 CT SB 1 Establishes Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill Passed - House (79 - 69)
May 31, 2019 NV AB 456 Increases The State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7)
May 30, 2019 AL HB 225 Prohibits Pay Discrimination Based on Sex and Race Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 0)
May 30, 2019 ME LD 1564 Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - House (89 - 53)
May 30, 2019 OR SB 1049 Reduces State Public Pension Liability Costs Bill Passed - House (31 - 29)
May 29, 2019 IL HB 834 Requires Equal Pay Concurrence Vote Passed - House (93 - 19)
May 29, 2019 IL HB 2078 Increases Teacher Salary to $40,000 Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 13)
May 29, 2019 ME LD 1564 Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
May 29, 2019 CA AB 5 Establishes Criteria For Determining Who Is An Employee Bill Passed - House (59 - 15)
May 28, 2019 NV AB 456 Increases The State Minimum Wage (28 - 12)
May 27, 2019 AZ HB 2756 Amends Minimum Wage Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 13)
May 24, 2019 AZ HB 2756 Amends Minimum Wage Regulations Bill Passed - House (31 - 29)
May 23, 2019 NV SB 224 Authorizes Confidentiality Requirements for Public Employee Retirement Records Bill Passed - House (24 - 16)
May 23, 2019 OR SB 1049 Reduces State Public Pension Liability Costs Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12)
May 22, 2019 IL HB 834 Requires Equal Pay Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 14)
May 22, 2019 CT SB 1 Establishes Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
May 22, 2019 CA AB 51 Prohibits Forced Employment Arbitration Agreements Bill Passed - House (47 - 20)
May 21, 2019 IL HB 253 Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees" Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 19)
May 21, 2019 IL HB 253 Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees" Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 19)
May 21, 2019 IL HB 2670 Expands Definition of "Mitigating Factors" Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 18)
May 21, 2019 CA SB 142 Requires Additional Lactation Accommodations for Employees Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 9)
May 16, 2019 CT HB 5004 Increases the Minimum Wage to $15 Dollars Per Hour Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
May 15, 2019 VT H 107 Establishes a Paid Statewide Family and Medical Leave Program Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 10)
May 9, 2019 CT HB 5004 Increases the Minimum Wage to $15 Dollars Per Hour Bill Passed - House (85 - 59)
May 7, 2019 NV AB 337 Amends Certain Railroad Freight Transportation Safety Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
May 7, 2019 LA HB 431 Authorizes Inmates Trained in the Angola Hospice Program to Receive Certification for Similar Work Outside of Prison Bill Passed - House (78 - 17)
May 3, 2019 CO HB 19-1210 Authorizes Local Governments to Establish Their Own Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (39 - 25)
May 2, 2019 CO HB 19-1210 Authorizes Local Governments to Establish Their Own Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
May 1, 2019 NY S 4573 Reduces Amount of Time Workers on Strike Must Wait to Collect Unemployment Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 14)
April 30, 2019 CO SB 19-085 Establishes the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
April 27, 2019 CO SB 19-085 Establishes the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Bill Passed - House (40 - 21)
April 24, 2019 WA HB 1155 Requires Uninterrupted Breaks for Health Care Workers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (32 - 16)
April 24, 2019 WA HB 1155 Requires Uninterrupted Breaks for Health Care Workers Conference Report Adopted - House (70 - 24)
April 24, 2019 WA SB 5497 Establishes Washington as a Sanctuary State Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 21)
April 22, 2019 WA HB 1324 Establishes the Washington Rural Development and Opportunity Zone Act Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 9)
April 22, 2019 NV SB 224 Authorizes Confidentiality Requirements for Public Employee Retirement Records Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10)
April 18, 2019 WA HB 1575 Amends Labor Law Concerning Public Employee Collective Bargaining Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 38)
April 18, 2019 WA HB 1575 Amends Labor Law Concerning Public Employee Collective Bargaining Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 38)
April 13, 2019 MT SB 160 Establishes Presumptive Health Care Coverage for Firefighters Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 10)
April 12, 2019 WA HB 1575 Amends Labor Law Concerning Public Employee Collective Bargaining Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 21)
April 12, 2019 WA HB 1575 Amends Labor Law Concerning Public Employee Collective Bargaining Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 21)
April 12, 2019 WA SB 5497 Establishes Washington as a Sanctuary State Bill Passed - House (57 - 38)
April 12, 2019 CO SB 19-1025 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Employee Criminal History Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 12)
April 11, 2019 IL SB 10 Increases Teacher Salaries to $40,000 Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 11)
April 11, 2019 TX SB 2487 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses for Employee Leave Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
April 11, 2019 TX SB 2485 Prohibits Local Governments from Imposing Regulations on Private Businesses Regarding Employee Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 12)
April 11, 2019 IL HB 2670 Expands Definition of "Mitigating Factors" Bill Passed - House (69 - 42)
April 9, 2019 RI H 5663 Requires Firefighters to Receive Overtime Pay After 42 Hours Bill Passed - House (62 - 9)
April 9, 2019 IL HB 2078 Increases Teacher Salary to $40,000 Bill Passed - House (79 - 31)
April 5, 2019 VT H 107 Establishes a Paid Statewide Family and Medical Leave Program Bill Passed - House (92 - 52)
April 4, 2019 IL HB 1653 Increases Penalties for Employers Who Commit Wage Theft Bill Passed - House (69 - 43)
April 2, 2019 ME LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - House (86 - 54)
April 2, 2019 ME LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - House (86 - 54)
April 2, 2019 IA SF 516 Requires Employers to Verify Employee Immigration Status Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14)
April 2, 2019 ME LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
April 2, 2019 ME LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
March 31, 2019 MD HB 994 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On an Applicants Criminal History Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 14)
March 31, 2019 MD HB 994 Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On an Applicants Criminal History Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 40)
March 31, 2019 NY A 2006 Establishes an Education, Labor, Housing and Family Assistance Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 22)
March 28, 2019 MD HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Veto Override Passed - House (96 - 43)
March 28, 2019 KY HB 358 Authorizes Pension Relief for Local Health Departments, Regional Universities and Other Groups Conference Report Adopted - House (58 - 39)
March 28, 2019 IL HB 253 Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees" Bill Passed - House (72 - 37)
March 28, 2019 IL HB 253 Classifies University Graduate and Research Assistants as "Employees" Bill Passed - House (72 - 37)
March 27, 2019 OR HB 2016 Establishes a Worker's Right to Participate in Labor Unions Bill Passed - House (36 - 22)
March 27, 2019 National HR 7 Paycheck Fairness Act Bill Passed - House (242 - 187)
March 26, 2019 ME LD 75 Requires the Protection of Earned Pay "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (86 - 55)
March 21, 2019 NH SB 10 Increases the State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
March 20, 2019 NH SB 1 Establishes Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill Passed - House (219 - 142)
March 19, 2019 ME LD 75 Requires the Protection of Earned Pay "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 13)
March 14, 2019 MD HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 15)
March 14, 2019 NH HB 186 Increases Minimum Wage to $9.50 by 2020 Bill Passed - House (210 - 145)
March 10, 2019 NM HB 85 Prohibits Local "Right to Work" Ordinances Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 19)
March 10, 2019 NM HB 85 Prohibits Local "Right to Work" Ordinances Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 19)
March 7, 2019 ME LD 477 Appropriates Relief to Federal Employees Affected by Federal Shutdown Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)
March 7, 2019 IL SB 1474 Prohibits Local Right to Work Laws Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 12)
March 7, 2019 IL SB 1474 Prohibits Local Right to Work Laws Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 12)
March 1, 2019 MD HB 166 Increases State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (96 - 44)
Feb. 28, 2019 AZ HB 2523 Authorizes Employers to Pay Less than Minimum Wage to Full-Time Students Bill Passed - House (31 - 29)
Feb. 28, 2019 MT HB 547 Prohibits Employers from Stopping Employees from Discussing Wages Bill Passed - House (52 - 47)
Feb. 28, 2019 MT HB 547 Prohibits Employers from Stopping Employees from Discussing Wages Bill Passed - House (52 - 47)
Feb. 28, 2019 CO SB 19-1025 Prohibits Employers from Asking About Employee Criminal History Bill Passed - House (42 - 22)
Feb. 26, 2019 ID H 153 Increases State Teacher Pay Bill Passed - House (61 - 9)
Feb. 22, 2019 KY SB 18 Establishes Employment Protections for Pregnant Women Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
Feb. 22, 2019 NM HB 85 Prohibits Local "Right to Work" Ordinances Bill Passed - House (43 - 23)
Feb. 22, 2019 NM HB 85 Prohibits Local "Right to Work" Ordinances Bill Passed - House (43 - 23)
Feb. 14, 2019 IL SB 1 Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Bill Passed - House (69 - 47)
Feb. 14, 2019 NH HB 253 Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants About Criminal History "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - House (213 - 142)
Feb. 14, 2019 NH SB 1 Establishes Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 10)
Feb. 7, 2019 IL SB 1 Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 18)
Jan. 31, 2019 NJ A 15 Increases State Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 16)
Jan. 31, 2019 NH SB 2 Increases the Amount of Funds Allocated for Job Training Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 10)
Jan. 31, 2019 NJ A 15 Increases State Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour Bill Passed - House (52 - 25)
Jan. 23, 2019 DE HB 2 Establishes Protections for Federal Workers During a Shutdown Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 6)

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