Maine LD 404: An Act To Prohibit Public Employers from Acting as Collection Agents for Labor Unions

LD 404 (subjects: LABOR RELATIONS , LABOR ORGANIZATIONS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=404&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Lawrence Lockman of Amherst: (R – District 137) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
6/5/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GIDEON of Freeport TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of Either Report.

Later today assigned.
6/5/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/8/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/9/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/10/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/11/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/12/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 230
(Yeas 90 – Nays 51 – Absent 10 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/15/2015 Senate Reports READ
motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland TO ACCEPT The Minority Ought to Pass FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 221 12 Yeas – 23 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent
The Majority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Prohibit Public Employers from Acting as Collection Agents for Labor Unions

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA 629, sub- 4, as repealed and replaced by PL 2007, c. 524, 1, is amended to read:

4. Deduction of service fees. Public employers may not deduct service fees or member dues owed by an employee to a collective bargaining agent from the employee’s pay , without signed authorization from the employee, and remit those fees to the bargaining agent, as long as: .

A. The fee obligation arises from a lawfully executed and implemented collective bargaining agreement; and
B. In the event a fee payor owes any arrears on the payor’s fee obligations, the deduction authorized under this subsection may include an installment on a payment plan to reimburse all arrears, but may not exceed in each pay period 10% of the gross pay owed.

summary

Current law allows a public employer to deduct service fees owed by an employee to a collective bargaining agent pursuant to a lawful collective bargaining agreement. This bill prohibits a public employer from collecting those fees or collecting member dues.

Patterns of Support

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