ALEC Model Bills Filed in 2015 Session (Running List)

HJR 2 

Sponsored by Representative Bill Lant

ALEC's Model "Right to Work Act"
No person shall be required as a condition or continuation of employment to: No person shall be required, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment:
(1) Become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; (B) to become or remain a member of a labor organization;
(2) Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other similar charges, however denominated, of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or (C) to pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor
(3) Pay to any charity or other third party any amount equivalent to, or on a pro rata basis, any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of members of a labor organization, in lieu of the payments listed under subdivision (2) of this subsection. (D) to pay to any charity or other third party, in lieu of such payments, any amount
equivalent to or a pro-rata portion of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges regularly
required of members of a labor organization; or

 

HB 47

Sponsored by Representative Bill Lant

ALEC's Model "Right to Work Act"
No person shall be required as a condition or continuation of employment to: No person shall be required, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment:
(1) Become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; (B) to become or remain a member of a labor organization;
(2) Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other similar charges, however denominated, of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or (C) to pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor
(3) Pay to any charity or other third party any amount equivalent to, or on a pro rata basis, any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of members of a labor organization, in lieu of the payments listed under subdivision (2) of this subsection. (D) to pay to any charity or other third party, in lieu of such payments, any amount
equivalent to or a pro-rata portion of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges regularly
required of members of a labor organization; or
3. Any agreement, understanding, or practice,written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed under this section is declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect.

Any agreement, understanding, or practice, written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed by provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect. Any strike, picketing, boycott, or other action by a labor organization for the sole purpose of inducing or attempting to induce an employer to enter into any agreement prohibited under this chapter is hereby declared to be for an illegal purpose and is a violation of the pro-visions of this chapter.

 

HB 116

Sponsored by Rep Eric Burlison

ALEC's Model "Right to Work Act"
No person shall be required as a condition or continuation of employment to: No person shall be required, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment:
(1) Become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; (B) to become or remain a member of a labor organization;
(2) Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other similar charges, however denominated, of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or (C) to pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor
(3) Pay to any charity or other third party any amount equivalent to, or on a pro rata basis, any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of members of a labor organization, in lieu of the payments listed under subdivision (2) of this subsection. (D) to pay to any charity or other third party, in lieu of such payments, any amount
equivalent to or a pro-rata portion of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges regularly
required of members of a labor organization; or
3. Any agreement, understanding, or practice,written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed under this section is declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect.

Any agreement, understanding, or practice, written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed by provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect. Any strike, picketing, boycott, or other action by a labor organization for the sole purpose of inducing or attempting to induce an employer to enter into any agreement prohibited under this chapter is hereby declared to be for an illegal purpose and is a violation of the pro-visions of this chapter.

 

 

HB 286

Sponsored by Rep Bill White

ALEC's Model "Right to Work Act"
No person shall be required as a condition or continuation of employment to: No person shall be required, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment:
(1) Become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; (B) to become or remain a member of a labor organization;
(2) Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other similar charges, however denominated, of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or (C) to pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor
(3) Pay to any charity or other third party any amount equivalent to, or on a pro rata basis, any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of members of a labor organization (D) to pay to any charity or other third party, in lieu of such payments, any amount
equivalent to or a pro-rata portion of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges regularly
required of members of a labor organization; or
3. Any agreement, understanding, or practice,written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed under this section is declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect.

Any agreement, understanding, or practice, written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed by provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect. Any strike, picketing, boycott, or other action by a labor organization for the sole purpose of inducing or attempting to induce an employer to enter into any agreement prohibited under this chapter is hereby declared to be for an illegal purpose and is a violation of the pro-visions of this chapter.

 

 

HB 582

Sponsored by Rep Courtney Curtis

ALEC's Model "Right to Work Act"
(1) Become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; (B) to become or remain a member of a labor organization;
(2) Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other similar charges, however denominated, of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or (C) to pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor
(3) Pay to any charity or other third party any amount equivalent to, or on a pro rata basis, any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of members of a labor organization (D) to pay to any charity or other third party, in lieu of such payments, any amount
equivalent to or a pro-rata portion of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges regularly
required of members of a labor organization; or
3. Any agreement, understanding, or practice,written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed under this section is declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect.

Any agreement, understanding, or practice, written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed by provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect. Any strike, picketing, boycott, or other action by a labor organization for the sole purpose of inducing or attempting to induce an employer to enter into any agreement prohibited under this chapter is hereby declared to be for an illegal purpose and is a violation of the pro-visions of this chapter.

 

 

SB 127

Sponsored by Senator Dan Brown

ALEC's Model "Right to Work Act"
No person shall be required as a condition or continuation of employment to: No person shall be required, as a condition of employment or continuation of employment:
(1) Become or refrain from becoming a member of a labor organization; (B) to become or remain a member of a labor organization;
(2) Pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other similar charges, however denominated, of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or (C) to pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor
(3)  In lieu of the payments listed under subdivision (2) of this subsection, pay to any charity or other third party any amount equivalent to, or on a pro rata basis, any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of members of a labor organization. (D) to pay to any charity or other third party, in lieu of such payments, any amount
equivalent to or a pro-rata portion of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges regularly
required of members of a labor organization; or
3. Any agreement, understanding, or practice,written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed under this section is declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect.

Any agreement, understanding, or practice, written or oral, implied or expressed, between any labor organization and employer that violates the rights of employees as guaranteed by provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be unlawful, null and void, and of no legal effect. Any strike, picketing, boycott, or other action by a labor organization for the sole purpose of inducing or attempting to induce an employer to enter into any agreement prohibited under this chapter is hereby declared to be for an illegal purpose and is a violation of the pro-visions of this chapter.

 

ALEC's Model "Election Accountability for Municipal Employee Union Representatives Act."

HB 46

Sponsored by Representative Bill Lant

ALEC’s Model “Election Accountability for Municipal Employee Union Representatives Act

If no representative receives at least fifty-one percent of the votes in favor of certification or recertification at the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, if any, the board shall decertify the current representative, if any.  (D)  If no representative receives at least 51 percent of the votes of all of the general municipal employees in the collective bargaining unit, at the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, the Commission shall decertify the current representative and the general municipal employees shall be nonrepresented.
If a representative is decertified under this section, the affected employees covered in sections 105.500 to 105.530 may not be included in a substantially similar collective bargaining unit for twelve months from the date of decertification.  (E)   If a representative is decertified under Subsection (D) of this Section, the affected general municipal employees may not be included in a substantially similar collective bargaining unit for 12 months from the date of decertification.

 

HB 127

Sponsored by Representative Rick Brattin

ALEC’s Model “Election Accountability for Municipal Employee Union Representatives Act

If no representative receives at least fifty-one percent of the votes in favor of certification or recertification at the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, if any, the board shall decertify the current representative, if any.  (D)  If no representative receives at least 51 percent of the votes of all of the general municipal employees in the collective bargaining unit, at the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, the Commission shall decertify the current representative and the general municipal employees shall be nonrepresented.
If a representative is decertified under this section, the affected employees covered in sections 105.500 to 105.530 may not be included in a substantially similar collective bargaining unit for twelve months from the date of decertification.  (E)   If a representative is decertified under Subsection (D) of this Section, the affected general municipal employees may not be included in a substantially similar collective bargaining unit for 12 months from the date of decertification.
 

 

ALEC's Model "Resolution in Support of the Keystone XL Pipeline

 

HCR 6 

Sponsored by Representative Shane Roden

ALEC's Model "Resolution in Support of the Keystone XL Pipeline"
WHEREAS, the United States is still many years away from ending its dependency on nonrenewable resources despite recent focus on renewable energy. In order to fuel our economy, the United States will need more oil and natural gas, while also requiring additional alternative energy sources like ethanol and other renewables; and

WHEREAS, The United States relies – and will continue to rely for many years – on gasoline, diesel and jet fuel despite the recent focus on renewable and alternative sources of energy, and

WHEREAS, In order to fuel our economy, the United States will need more oil and natural gas while also requiring additional alternative energy sources

WHEREAS, the United States currently depends on foreign imports for more than half of our petroleum usage. As the largest consumer of petroleum in the world, our dependence on foreign oil has created difficult geopolitical relationships with damaging consequences for our national security; and

WHEREAS, The United States currently depends on foreign imports for more than half of its  petroleum usage, and is the largest consumer of petroleum in the world,  U.S. dependence on overseas oil has created difficult geopolitical relationships with potentially damaging consequences for our national security; and

WHEREAS, some of the money used to buy Canadian oil will likely later be spent on imported U.S. goods and services, contrasting with the money sent to hostile oil-producing governments which may then be used to further anti-Western agendas; and WHEREAS, supporting the continued shift towards reliable and secure sources of Canadian oil is of vital interest to the United States and the State of Missouri WHEREAS, Ninety percent of the money used to buy Canadian oil will likely later be spent directly on U.S. goods and services in contrast with increasing the trade relationship with unstable regions. Supporting the continued shift towards reliable and secure sources of North American oil is of vital interest to the United States and the state of {insert state}.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-eighth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby:

(1) Support continued and increased importation of Canadian oil sands;

(2) Urge Congress to support continued and increased importation ofCanadian oil sands; and

(3) Urge Congress to ask the United States Secretary of State to approve the TransCanada Keystone Coast Expansion pipeline project that has been awaiting a presidential permit since 2008 to reduce dependence on unstable governments, improve our national security, and strengthen ties with an important ally; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the members of the {insert legislative body} of the state of {insert state},

support continued and increased development and delivery of oil derived from North American oil reserves to American refineries;

urge Congress to support  continued and increased development and delivery of oil from Canada to the United States;,

and urge Congress to ask the U.S. Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project that has been awaiting a presidential permit since 2008  to ensure America’s oil independence, improve our national security, reduce the cost of gasoline, create new jobs, and strengthen ties between the United States and Canada ; and

ALEC's Reliability in Expert Testimony Standards Act

SB 233

Sponsored by State Senator Mike Kehoe

ALEC's Model "Reliability in Expert Testimony Standards Act"

A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if: (1) The expert's scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue; (2) The testimony is based on sufficient facts or data; (3) The testimony is the product of reliable principles and (4) The expert has reliably applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case.

If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (a) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (b) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (c) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.

2. An expert may base an opinion on facts or data in the case that the expert has been made aware of or personally observed. If experts in the particular field would reasonably rely on those kinds of facts or data in forming an opinion on the subject, they need not be admissible for the opinion to be admitted. But if the facts or data would otherwise be inadmissible, the proponent of the opinion may disclose them to the jury only if their probative value in helping the jury evaluate the opinion substantially outweighs their prejudicial effect.

The facts or data in the particular case upon which an expert bases an opinion or inference may be those perceived by or made known to the expert at or before the hearing. If of a type reasonably relied upon by experts in the particular field in forming opinions or inferences upon the subject, the facts or data need not be admissible in evidence in order for the opinion or inference to be admitted. Facts or data that are otherwise inadmissible shall not be disclosed to the jury by the proponent of the opinion or inference unless the court determines that their probative value in assisting the jury to evaluate the expert’s opinion substantially outweighs their prejudicial effect.

   
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