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Bill: HB22-1112
Title: Workers' Compensation Injury Notices
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (03/04/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
Intro Date01/21/2022
DescriptionConcerning the notices required pertaining to on-the-job injuries covered by workers' compensation insurance.
HistoryBill History
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Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance
- Labor & Employment
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LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (03/24/2022)
Position
Category
Comment
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Summary

Current law requires an injured employee or someone else with
knowledge of the injury to notify the employer within 4 days after the
occurrence of an on-the-job injury, authorizes a reduction in
compensation to the injured employee for failure to timely notify the
employer, and tolls the 4-day period if the employer has failed to post a
notice specifying the injured employee's notification deadline. The bill

changes the 4-day notice period to a 14-day notice period and repeals the
tolling and compensation reduction provisions.
The bill also changes the notice that an employer is required to
post in the workplace to require that the notice state the name and contact
information of the insurer and that the:
  • Employer is responsible for payment of workers'
compensation insurance;
  • Injured employee has rights under the law if the employer
fails to carry workers' compensation insurance;
  • Employee should seek medical attention; and
  • Injury must be reported in writing to the employer.
With regard to occupational diseases, the bill also:
  • Repeals the requirement that an employee notify the
employer of an occupational disease within 30 days of
contraction of the disease and instead requires an employee
to notify the employer upon manifestation of the disease;
  • Repeals the provision that states that an employer is
deemed to waive a failure to give notice of an occupational
disease or death resulting from the disease unless the
employer objects at a hearing on the claim prior to any
award or decision; and
  • Repeals the provision that allows the director of the
division of workers' compensation to reduce the
compensation to be paid if the required notice is not made
in a timely manner.

House SponsorsL. Daugherty (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Gonzales (D)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate CommitteeBusiness, Labor and Technology
Bill DocsBill Documents

Bill: HB22-1152
Title: Prohibit Employer Adverse Action Marijuana Use
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (06/02/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
Intro Date02/04/2022
DescriptionConcerning limitations on the ability of an employer to take an adverse action against an employee based on the employee's use of marijuana.
HistoryBill History
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Bill Subject- Labor & Employment
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LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusHouse Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Postpone Indefinitely (03/24/2022)
Position
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Summary

The bill prohibits an employer from taking adverse action against
an employee, including an applicant for employment, who engages in the
use of:
  • Medical marijuana on the premises of the employer during
working hours; or

  • Retail or medical marijuana off the premises of the
employer during nonworking hours.
An employer is permitted to impose restrictions on employee use
of medical or retail marijuana under specified circumstances.

House SponsorsE. Hooton (D)
B. Titone (D)
Senate Sponsors
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee
Bill DocsBill Documents

Bill: HB22-1346
Title: Electrician Plumber Licensing Apprentice Ratio
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/03/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
Intro Date03/28/2022
DescriptionConcerning state requirements applicable to certain licensed construction professionals, and, in connection therewith, requiring the state electrical board and the state plumbing board to direct enforcement of state licensing and supervisor-to-apprentice ratio requirements, specifying who is authorized to apply for electrical and plumbing permits, and making an appropriation.
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Bill Subject- Labor & Employment
- Professions & Occupations
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LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSigned by the President of the Senate (05/31/2022)
Position
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Summary

Sections 2 and 6 of the bill authorize the director of the division
of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies
to appoint or employ individuals who are licensed or, if not licensed, who
demonstrate substantial work experience in the electrical, plumbing, or
construction industry to:
  • Conduct compliance checks to ensure compliance with
licensing and supervisor-to-apprentice ratio requirements
applicable to electricians and plumbers on projects
throughout the state; and
  • Prioritize for compliance checks projects that provide or
will provide critical needs to state residents.
The bill also:
  • Specifies that only a homeowner performing work on the
homeowner's home or a licensed master electrician or
plumber who is either a registered electrical or plumbing
contractor or directly employed by a registered electrical or
plumbing contractor may apply for an electrical or a
plumbing permit (sections 3 and 7);
  • Prohibits a licensed master electrician or plumber who is
not a registered electrical or plumbing contractor and who
is working as an independent contractor from applying for
an electrical or a plumbing permit (sections 3 and 7) and
makes a violation of this prohibition specific grounds for
discipline by the electrical or plumbing board, as applicable
(sections 4 and 5);
  • Requires the entity issuing the permit to verify that the
applicant meets the qualifications to apply for the permit
(sections 3 and 7); and
  • Requires inspecting entity procedures to include a
provision allowing the inspecting entity to request worker
documentation indicating compliance with worker license
requirements and the supervisor-to-apprentice ratio
(sections 3 and 7).
Additionally, current law specifies that a single licensed electrician
or plumber may supervise no more than 3 apprentices on any one job site.
For nonresidential electrical and plumbing work, sections 1 and 8 reduce
the supervisor-to-apprentice ratio to 1-to-2 starting July 1, 2025, and to
1-to-1 on and after July 1, 2028.

House SponsorsM. Duran (D)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Danielson (D)
House CommitteeBusiness Affairs and Labor
Senate CommitteeFinance
Bill DocsBill Documents

Bill: HB22-1376
Title: Supportive Learning Environments For K-12 Students
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/04/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
Intro Date04/14/2022
DescriptionConcerning supportive learning environments for K-12 students, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
HistoryBill History
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Bill Subject- Children & Domestic Matters
- Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusGovernor Signed (05/26/2022)
Position
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Summary

The bill requires the department of education (department) to
compile data and create reports based on information received from
school districts and charter schools (schools) related to chronic
absenteeism rates, the number of in-school and out-of-school suspensions,
the number of expulsions, the number of students handcuffed or
restrained, the number of referrals to law enforcement, and the number of

school-related arrests. The department shall annually update and post
such data and reports on its website.
The department shall create easily accessible and user-friendly
school district profiles relating to school climate, including school climate
surveys.
Restrictions concerning the use of restraints on students are
increased, including providing, creating, and implementing training for
school staff and school security staff on the use of restraints and adding
restrictions to the use of restraints on students.
The department is required to develop a policy for hiring, training,
and evaluating school resource officers.
For the state fiscal year 2022-23, the bill requires an additional
appropriation of $2 million to the department to continue the expelled and
at-risk student services program for the purpose of providing services and
supports to develop effective attendance and discipline systems, to
address educational inequities and disproportionate discipline practices,
and to offer staff training and technical assistance to ensure the culturally
responsive implementation of services and supports.

House SponsorsL. Herod (D)
M. Young (D)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
F. Winter (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeJudiciary
Bill DocsBill Documents

Bill: SB22-066
Title: Restore Unemployment Insurance Fund Balance
VotesVotes all Legislators
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/08/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
Intro Date01/19/2022
DescriptionConcerning the restoration of the money spent by the state during the COVID-19 pandemic for the state's unemployment insurance program.
HistoryBill History
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Bill Subject- Health Care & Health Insurance
- Insurance
- Labor & Employment
Full TextFull Text of Bill
LobbyistsLobbyists
StatusSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (05/03/2022)
Position
Category
Comment
Custom Summary
Summary

The bill:
  • Requires the state treasurer to transfer $1.1 billion from the
general fund to the unemployment compensation fund
(fund) to restore the balance of the fund to the fund's
pre-pandemic level; and

  • Requires the director of the division of unemployment
insurance to repay the federal government for $1.014
billion of advances received from the federal government
in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

House SponsorsK. Van Winkle (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Woodward (R)
House Committee
Senate CommitteeState, Veterans and Military Affairs
Bill DocsBill Documents
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