|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representatives Pearson of Burlington, Brooks of Montpelier, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Donovan of Burlington, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Fisher of Lincoln, French of Randolph, Haas of Rochester, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Larson of Burlington, Lippert of Hinesburg, Lorber of Burlington, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, Moran of Wardsboro, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Shand of Weathersfield, Sweaney of Windsor, Trombley of Grand Isle and Weston of Burlington
Subject: Executive branch; labor relations; employers; unfair labor practices; use of state funds
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to prohibit employers from using state-appropriated funds to influence the outcomes of state employee collective bargaining representation determinations.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF STATE-APPROPRIATED FUNDS TO INFLUENCE STATE EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING REPRESENTATION DETERMINATIONS
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 3 V.S.A. § 961 is amended to read:
§ 961. EMPLOYERS
It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer:
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(9) To use funds appropriated by the general assembly or income from tuition or fees for the purpose of influencing or attempting to influence the outcome of an election conducted pursuant to section 941 of this title. The use of these funds or income for legal expenses related to issues presented to the board shall not be an unfair labor practice.
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