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2015 Senate Bill 280: Ban schools and governments paying union officials to do union work
Introduced by Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R) on April 16, 2015 To prohibit the state and local governments including public schools from carrying union officials on their payroll for doing union work, on either a full time or part time basis. Under these so-called “release time” arrangements many public school districts pay a local union official a full time teacher's salary and benefits even though the individual does not teach or perform any other educational functions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on April 16, 2015
Reported in the Senate on June 17, 2015 with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on November 10, 2015 To still allow governments and public schools to pay union officials to do union business if it is “germane to collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance adjustment” or related activities, or for “joint labor-management activities designed to address workplace issues,” or to lobby the legislature.
The amendment failed 17 to 20 in the Senate on November 10, 2015.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on November 10, 2015 To declare that the proposed law would not apply if its changes "violate federal statute".
The amendment failed 16 to 21 in the Senate on November 10, 2015.
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Passed 20 to 17 in the Senate on November 10, 2015.
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(same description)
To prohibit the state and local governments including public schools from carrying union officials on their payroll for doing union work, on either a full time or part time basis. Under these so-called “release time” arrangements many public school districts pay a local union official a full time teacher's salary and benefits even though the individual does not teach or perform any other educational functions.
Received in the House on November 10, 2015
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on November 10, 2015
Reported in the House on December 8, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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