Legislative Update Week 2

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Posted 1/16/15 (Fri)

News from the Capitol

Next week is a busy week for women's equality! On Wednesday, January 21st starting at 9am, the House Industry, Business, and Labor committee will hear three bills regarding Pay Equity. We NEED your involvement on these bills. If you can attend the committee hearings on Wednesday morning, we strongly urge you to do so. Additionally, ask the members of the committee to give House Bills 1257, 1293, and 1294 do pass recommendations. Tell them that pay discrimination is real and these bills are helpful tools to address the problem. If you have a story to share, reach out to me so that we can help you get that to the committee.

1/21 09:00 AM

  • HB 1257 Relating to unequal pay for men and women; and to provide a penalty.
  • HB 1293 Relating to equal pay certificates; provide for a report to legislative management; & provide a continuing appropriation.
  • HB 1294 Relating to prohibited employer retaliation; & provide a penalty.

Tomorrow morning at 9am CST, Saturday January 17, 2015, NDWN will host our second legislative update videoconference. Use this link to connect: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/145996237. If you need a call-in only number, email Renee at renee@ndwomen.org to get that information.

Tomorrow's videoconference will focus on the pay equity legislation. Representative Kylie Oversen will join us to give us the details on these bills.

Click here for the tracking grid. As an organization, we may not be active on all areas but we will follow the progress. We will try to cover as many bills as possible. Only a portion of the expected bills have posted at this time. We’ll be updating this grid regularly, posting it on our website under Legislation & Policy.
 
Bills are categorized, as best as possible, into topic areas: Political Participation, Economic Justice and Fairness, Reproductive Justice, Women’s Health, Education, Freedom from Violence, and Civil Rights. You can see a deeper overview of these topic areas and our position statements regarding them here: http://www.ndwomen.org/position-statements/

A Few Hearings of Note for Next Week – January 19-13, 2015

House Human Services

1/19

10:00 AM

   HB 1244

Relating to use of state employee sick leave for birth of adoption of a child

 

10:30 AM

   HB 1247

Relating to early childhood services training on safe sleep practices for infants.

1/21

09:30 AM

   HB 1285

Provide an appropriation to the department of commerce to provide grants to organizations for domestic violence shelters

House Finance and Tax

1/21

10:15 AM

   HB 1215

Relating to expanding the income tax credit for expenses of caring for certain family members.

 

10:30 AM

   HB 1227

Relating to child care income tax credits.

House Industry, Business, and Labor

1/20

09:00 AM

   HB 1212

Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits for victims of stalking.

1/21

09:00 AM

   HB 1257

Relating to unequal pay for men and women; and to provide a penalty.

 

09:00 AM

   HB 1293

Relating to equal pay certificates; provide for a report to legislative management; & provide a continuing appropriation.

 

09:00 AM

   HB 1294

Relating to prohibited employer retaliation; & provide a penalty.

 

02:00 PM

   HB 1301

Relating to state employee family sick leave and family leave.

House Judiciary

1/21

09:00 AM

   HB 1183

Relating to middle name options on a marriage license application or marriage license

House Political Subdivisions

1/23

10:00 AM

   HB 1217

relating to the rental of a dwelling to a victim of domestic violence