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HB 297: Safe Work Environments

GENERAL BILL by Campbell

Safe Work Environments; Creates "Safe Work Environment Act"; provides that subjecting employee to abusive work environment is unlawful employment practice; prohibits retaliating against employee who has opposed any unlawful employment practice, or who has made charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in investigation or proceeding concerning such claim; provides for vicarious liability for employers in certain circumstances; provides defense; provides for liability for individual employees in certain circumstances; provides defense; provides affirmative defenses; specifies relief available; limits employer's liability for emotional distress & precludes punitive damages in certain circumstances; specifies that provisions may only be enforced by private right of action; provides time limitation on actions; provides that remedies provided shall be in addition to & not in place of other remedies provided in law; provides for screening certain persons public & private school entering instructional areas.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/15/2015 House • Filed
    1/28/2015 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 28
    3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 28
    4/28/2015 House • Died in Government Operations Subcommittee

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  • HB 297, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/15/2015 at 3:54 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 892 Safe Work Environments Bullard Similar Last Action: 5/1/2015 S Died in Commerce and Tourism
    Location: In committee/council (CM)

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    448.30 Page 3 (pdf)
    448.31 Page 5 (pdf)
    448.32 Page 5 (pdf)
    448.33 Page 6 (pdf)
    448.34 Page 6 (pdf)
    448.35 Page 6 (pdf)
    448.36 Page 7 (pdf)
    448.37 Page 7 (pdf)
    1002.42 Private schools. Page 8 (pdf)
    1006.07 District school board duties relating to student discipline and school safety. Page 8 (pdf)

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