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2019 Maine Employment and Affirmative Action Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
June 17, 2019 ME LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - House (87 - 57)
June 17, 2019 ME LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - House (87 - 57)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1412 Amends the Laws Governing the Collective Bargaining Rights of Employees of School Management and Leadership Centers "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1412 Amends the Laws Governing the Collective Bargaining Rights of Employees of School Management and Leadership Centers "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1529 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees Sign Nondisclosure Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
June 6, 2019 ME LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (86 - 53)
June 6, 2019 ME LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (86 - 53)
June 5, 2019 ME LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
June 5, 2019 ME LD 1386 Expands the Definition of Public Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
June 5, 2019 ME LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 30, 2019 ME LD 1564 Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - House (89 - 53)
May 29, 2019 ME LD 1564 Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
April 2, 2019 ME LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - House (86 - 54)
April 2, 2019 ME LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - House (86 - 54)
April 2, 2019 ME LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
April 2, 2019 ME LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
March 26, 2019 ME LD 75 Requires the Protection of Earned Pay "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (86 - 55)
March 19, 2019 ME LD 75 Requires the Protection of Earned Pay "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 13)
March 7, 2019 ME LD 477 Appropriates Relief to Federal Employees Affected by Federal Shutdown Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/18 LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
6/18 LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
6/17 LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - House (87 - 57)
6/17 LD 1451 Requires Public Employers to Provide Bargaining Agents Access to Certain Member Information and Other Rights Bill Passed - House (87 - 57)
6/10 LD 1412 Amends the Laws Governing the Collective Bargaining Rights of Employees of School Management and Leadership Centers "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
6/10 LD 1412 Amends the Laws Governing the Collective Bargaining Rights of Employees of School Management and Leadership Centers "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 13)
6/10 LD 1529 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees Sign Nondisclosure Agreements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
6/06 LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (86 - 53)
6/06 LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (86 - 53)
6/05 LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
6/05 LD 1386 Expands the Definition of Public Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
6/05 LD 1620 Exempts Certain Salary or Wage Increases From a Cap on Earnings when Calculating Retirement Benefits for Public Employees Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
5/30 LD 1564 Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - House (89 - 53)
5/29 LD 1564 Authorizes Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
4/02 LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - House (86 - 54)
4/02 LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - House (86 - 54)
4/02 LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
4/02 LD 278 Prohibits Employers from Basing Wages on Employee's Salary History Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 11)
3/26 LD 75 Requires the Protection of Earned Pay "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (86 - 55)
3/19 LD 75 Requires the Protection of Earned Pay "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 13)
3/07 LD 477 Appropriates Relief to Federal Employees Affected by Federal Shutdown Bill Passed - House (92 - 46)

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