Senate Local Government Committee
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Room 8E-A, East Wing, Main Capitol
Senate Bill 10 (Reschenthaler) – Summary – Defines “municipality of refuge” and holds municipalities accountable for not enforcing Federal or State laws as they relate to immigration.
- Amendment A00015 (Wagner) – Makes municipalities of refuge ineligible for any State grant – not just those for law enforcement.
- Amendment A00016 (Hughes) – Creates a new exception to sovereign immunity in instances in which an individual is improperly detained pursuant to an ICE request and in compliance with the requirements of the underlying bill.
- Amendment A00017 (Hughes) – Requires the Commonwealth to reimburse municipalities for the full cost of any civil judgement imposed against the municipality for its compliance with the underlying bill.
- Amendment A00018 (Hughes) – Creates a new exception to governmental immunity for instances in which an individual is improperly stopped, searched, or detained as a result of racial profiling.
- Amendment A00024 (Blake) – Preserves a municipality’s immunity from liability in the case of a violation of the underlying bill.
- Amendment A00026 (Blake) – In violating the underlying bill, a municipality would only be held liable if:
- Injury or property damage was caused by an individual in custody of municipality’s law enforcement.
- Individual was released from custody despite an ICE request.
- Injury or damage was caused within 24 hours of release of individual.
Also, limits recoverable damages associated with these exceptions to $1,000.
Senate Bill 128 (Eichelberger) – Summary – Prevents municipalities from enacting employer leave and compensation mandates that are not required by Federal or State law.
- Amendment A00034 (Eichelberger) – Amends the retroactive date from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2015.
- Amendment A00029 (Hughes)
- Requires all employers to provide paid sick leave.
- Sick leave will be earned at a rate of one hour per every 30 hours.
- An employee may not use sick days until after the 90th day of employment.
- Employees may carry over up to 10 days annually of unused sick time.
- Employers are not required to pay out unused time when an employee leaves; however, if an employee returns to employment within 1 year, the employer must reinstate the leave.
- Each employer must provide each employee with written notice of the leave policy.
- Employees can file complaints for violations with the Department of Labor and Industry and employers may be fined up to $5,000.
- A civil action for violations can be brought by the Secretary of L&I, the Attorney General or the employee.