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The Idaho Legislature adjourned officially on April 11th after a long and arduous debate over a number of issues, the most prominent of which was a Transportation Funding Bill. Unable to agree the Senate and House finally convened a conference committee which hammered out the final bill.
In Washington State
Last week the Washington Legislature began what could be a 30-day special session. The primary items on the agenda for the special session are the three budgets for the 2015-2017 biennium—operating budget, transportation budget and capital budget. After a brief flurry of committee hearings and floor debate most legislators headed for home while only budget negotiators remained in Olympia for the first couple weeks of the special session.
The National Labor Relations Board’s ambush election final rule goes into effect tomorrow, April 14, 2015.* Under the final rule, the amount of time between when a union files a representation petition and an election takes place will be dramatically reduced from the current average of 38 days. The shortened time period for union elections will place a premium on rapid response by employers to union organizing activity.
Thanks to the fantastic efforts of so many ABC members emailing and calling members of the Idaho House Business Committee, the ABC backed bill, HB 119 passed out of committee by a close vote of 9 to 7.
Legislative Alert! Your action needed now to amend the Idaho CM/GC law!
After working diligently with members of the Idaho Legislature regarding suggested amendments to Idaho’s new CM/GC law, we will have an initial hearing on the bill TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 10th in the House Business Committee.