March 10, 2016
The 2016 Legislature has two days remaining in its 60-day session.
Passed: HB 4005 - Repealing prevailing hourly rate of wage requirements: Passed House 1/27; Passed Senate 2/4; Vetoed by Governor 2/11, Veto overridden and passed by the House and Senate 2/1: Effecdtive 90 days from passage.
The following is a staus report on key economic develpent issues that remain in play until adjournment until midnight Saturday.
The bill, SB 287, is pending before the House Judiciary Committee after passing the Senate 34-0. The bill would give employers the flexibility to develop policy on drug-testing in the workplace and remove the requriement that drug testing is only permitted in safety-sensitive positions or, if a reasonable suspecion of drug use exists.
SB 290 - Assignment of wages by emplyers and payment by payroll card; Passed Senate 1/28; to House Judiciary Committee.