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2007 House Bill 4532: Prohibit employer policies on off-work conduct
Introduced by Rep. Lee Gonzales (D) on March 27, 2007
To prohibit an employer from having a policy against employing an individual on the basis of certain conduct by the individual during nonworking hours. Bills like this were first introduced in 2005 after the Weyco company fired several employees who refused to comply with company policy prohibiting the employment of smokers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Labor Committee on March 27, 2007
Reported in the House on November 6, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 7, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 7, 2007
Substitute offered by Rep. Fred Miller (D) on May 15, 2008
To only apply the proposed restrictions to employers with more than 50 employees.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2008
To prohibit an employer with more than 50 workers from having a policy against employing an individual on the basis of certain conduct by the individual during nonworking hours. Bills like this were first introduced in 2005 after the Weyco company fired several employees who refused to comply with company policy prohibiting the employment of smokers.
Motion by Rep. Steve Tobocman (D) on May 15, 2008
To give the bill immediate effect.
The motion failed 58 to 48 in the House on May 15, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the Senate on May 20, 2008
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on May 20, 2008

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