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CS/CS/CS/HB 1125: Employers and Employees

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Local and Federal Affairs Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Goodson

Employers and Employees; Creates civil cause of action for wage theft; provides jurisdiction; provides procedure for filing of civil action for wage theft; provides jurisdiction; provides limitation on filing fee; requires claimant to notify employer of employee's intention to initiate civil action; provides employer specific time to resolve action; provides statute of limitations; requires claimant to prove wage theft by preponderance of evidence; provides limitation for compensatory damages; prohibits certain damages; authorizes county, municipality, or political subdivision to establish process by which claim may be filed; prohibits local government from adopting or maintaining in effect certain laws, ordinances, and rules for purpose of addressing unpaid wage claims; prohibits preemption of certain local ordinances governing wage theft; provides that any regulation, ordinance, or other provision for recovery of unpaid wages is prohibited & preempted to state.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Location: In committee/council (CJ)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/28/2013 House • Filed
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 109
3/6/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Local and Federal Affairs Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 200
3/11/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/13/13, 12:00 pm, 404 HOB
3/13/2013 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 2 -HJ 258
3/15/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 255
3/18/2013 House • Now in Local and Federal Affairs Committee -HJ 270
4/5/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Local and Federal Affairs Committee, 04/09/13, 10:30 am, Webster Hall
4/9/2013 House • CS/CS by Local and Federal Affairs Committee; YEAS 10 NAYS 8 -HJ 580
4/11/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Local and Federal Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 573
4/12/2013 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 610
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/16/13, 2:00 pm, 404 HOB
4/16/2013 House • CS/CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 6 -HJ 686
4/18/2013 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 678
4/22/2013 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 702
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/13
4/24/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 804
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/25/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 844
• CS passed; YEAS 71 NAYS 45 -HJ 844
4/25/2013 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 670
• Received -SJ 670
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice