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HB18-1033 Employee Leave To Participate In Elections

Voting Rights
Bill Number: HB18-1033
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: M. Weismann


Currently, an employee may take leave for a period of time to vote
in an election on the day of the election. The bill allows an employee to
take leave to vote, register to vote, obtain a ballot or replacement ballot,
or obtain documents or identification necessary to vote or register. For a
general, primary, or coordinated election, the bill allows an employee to
take the leave on any day that polling locations are open. For all other
elections, the bill allows the employee to take the leave on any day during
the 8 days prior to and including the day of the election. An employer
may deny a request for leave if the employee has 3 consecutive hours in
which he or she is not scheduled to work during the hours the employee
is entitled to take the leave.

Current Status:

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee (02/09/2018)
House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/09/2018 - No Amendments (02/05/2018)
House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (01/31/2018)

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