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HOUSE BILL NO. 157 – Agricultural labor act, repealed


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H0157..................................................by AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
AGRICULTURAL LABOR ACT - Repeals existing law to delete the Idaho Agricultural
Labor Act.
02/05    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/06    Rpt prt - to Agric Aff
02/11    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/12    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/13    3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-0-4
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bedke, Bell, Black,
      Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet,
      Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin,
      McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Naccarato, Nielsen, Raybould,
      Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler,
      Schaefer(Schaefer), Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24),
      Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Tilman, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bieter, Jones, Moyle, Wood
    Floor Sponsor - Andersen
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/14    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Agric Aff
03/03    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/04    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/11    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde,
      Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley,
      McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder,
      Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Goedde
    Title apvd - to House
03/12    To enrol
03/13    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/14    Pres signed
03/17    To Governor
03/20    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 109
         Effective: 07/01/03

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 First Regular Session - 2003
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 157
                             BY AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION  1.  That  Chapter  41,  Title 22, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
  6    hereby repealed.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 12760
     This bill repeals the Idaho Agricultural Labor Act that was
enacted in 1972 because there has never been a request for action
under the Act.  The Act defines unfair labor practices for
employers and workers in agricultural labor and creates the
Agricultural Labor Board to hold hearings on charges of unfair
labor practices under the Act.  The Board is also required to
hold hearings on proposed collective bargaining units and has
authority to conduct elections to determine labor representation. 
     Since its creation over twenty-five years ago, the
Agricultural Labor Board has never received a petition or a
complaint and, consequently, has never held a hearing.  The Board
has met a total of five times:  three times in December 1974;
twice in 1976; and once in 1977.  At the 1977 meeting, the Board
agreed not to meet unless there was business to discuss and there
has never been another meeting.  Because the Act has never been
utilized and more recent state and federal laws address
agricultural labor concerns, it is in the best interest of the
State of Idaho to repeal the Act and eliminate a Board that is
not necessary.

                         FISCAL IMPACT

     There is no impact on the State General Fund.  However, past
funding for the Agricultural Labor Board came from the State
General Fund.  If the Act is not repealed and future complaints
are filed under the Act, funding would be necessary.

Name: Dwight Johnson, Department of Labor 
Phone: 332-3570

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                          H 157