Legislation Assigned to the House Industry and Labor Committee (9)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0152 NegotiatingWorker's Compensation For Firefighters Diagnosed with Cancer Micah Gravley
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Industry and Labor --
2017/01/27-Report 2017/02/03-Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services Insurance
Insurance Mandate Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts
 This legislation allows worker's compensation benefits for firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer that, upon a preponderance of competent and credible evidence, can prove the cancer was directly related to their duties as a firefighter.
HB 0182 EvaluatingEmployment - Cannot Run Credit Checks Winfred Dukes
2/1/2017 House Second Readers Industry and Labor --
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This legislation, with certain exceptions, prohibits all employers, including counties, from requesting, requiring or obtaining a credit check from a current or potential employee. Credit checks may be used if the employee or potential employee is being evaluated because the position is a managerial position involving setting the direction or control of the "business," involves access to customers', employees' or the county's financial information (other than the information routinely provided in a retail transaction), or involves fiduciary responsibility (including the authority to issue payments, transfer money or enter into contracts).  Violation of this law is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine between $500 to $2,500.
HB 0243 NeutralLocals Can't Mandate Extra Pay for Schedule Changes William Werkheiser
7/1/2017 Effective Date Industry and Labor Insurance and Labor -
2017/02/10 - Report Compensation General County Government Preemption Procurement
Todd Edwards
This legislation preempts local governments from requiring contractors to provide additional pay to employees based upon schedule changes.
HB 0267 OpposeMandated County Sick Leave Policy Kimberly Alexander
2/9/2017 House Second Readers Industry and Labor --
2017/02/10 - Report Compensation General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This legislation mandates that all counties implement a sick-time policy and provide at least 56 hours of paid sick leave per year to their employees.  Paid sick leave shall accrue at the rate of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  The bill places several other requirements on these sick leave policies.  While ACCG has no issue with whatever sick leave the state may elect to provide its employees, we believe that counties are best apt to make their own personnel decisions.      
HB 0521 EvaluatingMinimum Wage - Increase to $10.10 Hourly Erica Thomas
3/3/2017 House Second Readers Industry and Labor --
Compensation General County Government Mandate Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This legislation increases Georgia's minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $10.10 per hour. 
HB 0767 NeutralImmigration - SAVE Requirements for Unemployment Insurance William Werkheiser
2/20/2018 Senate Read and Referred Industry and Labor Insurance and Labor -
General County Government Immigration Todd Edwards
This bill enables persons filing for unemployment insurance electronically to satisfy SAVE requirements by providing the number of a verifiable and unexpired driver's license or identification card and their social security number.    
HB 0795 NeutralAuthorization for the Department of Labor to Require Background Checks on Employees Micah Gravley
5/8/2018 Veto V11 Industry and Labor Insurance and Labor -
Debra Nesbit General County Government Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts
This bill authorizes the Department of Labor to set rules and procedures for conducting background checks on certain persons employed by the department.
SB 0201 NeutralSick Leave - Must be Used for Care of Immediate Family Member Butch Miller
7/1/2017 Effective Date Industry and Labor Insurance and Labor -
2017/02/24 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Compensation
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This legislation requires employers, including counties, that offer sick leave to allow their employees to use up to five days of the sick leave, which must be earned, to care for immediate family members.  Nothing requires employers to offer sick leave to begin with and the employee must comply with the terms of the county's sick leave policy.  Nothing in this bill shall be construed to create a new cause of against the county.  This law sunsets on July 1, 2020.     
SB 0377 NeutralState Workforce Development Board Brian Strickland
3/22/2018 Act 289 Industry and Labor Higher Education -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Health and Human Services Larry Ramsey
This bill would create a State Workforce Development Board for purposes of participating in certain federal programs, and would place the Board under the jurisdiction of the Technical College System of Georgia.
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