92nd General Assembly
Status of SB0135
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the Equal Pay Act of 2001.  Provides that no employer may      
   discriminate between employees on the basis of  sex  by  paying  wages      
   solely  on  the  basis of the employee's gender. Prohibits retaliatory      
   discharge or discrimination against an employee on the  basis  of  the      
   employee's use of the Act and provides for penalties for violations of      
   the  Act, including a Class B misdemeanor for retaliatory discharge or      
   discrimination by the employer.  Provides that the Director  of  Labor      
   shall  administer  and  enforce  the Act. Provides that every employer      
   subject to the Act shall preserve specified records for not less  than      
   3  years. Provides that every employer covered by the Act shall post a      
   notice summarizing the requirements of the  Act.   Provides  that  the      
   Department  of  Labor  shall  conduct  ongoing  outreach and education      
   efforts concerning the Act.                                                 
   FEB-01-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-01-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   FEB-21-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               EXECUTIVE             
   MAR-01-2001  S       TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                           
   MAR-01-2001  S                   COMMITTEE               EXECUTIVE             
   MAR-08-2001  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              LIGHTFORD             
   MAR-20-2001  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              WALSH,L               
   MAR-27-2001  S  ADDED AS A CHIEF CO-SPONSOR              SILVERSTEIN           
   MAR-31-2001  S  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 3-9(A)    RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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