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Substitute Bill No. 5527

    February Session, 2014

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING A DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective October 1, 2014) (a) There is established a domestic workers task force. Such task force shall study issues involving domestic workers in the state and make recommendations for legislative initiatives to provide outreach and education services to domestic workers and employers of domestic workers in the state.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) The executive director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, or the executive director's designee;

(2) The Labor Commissioner, or the commissioner's designee;

(3) The Attorney General, or the Attorney General's designee;

(4) One appointed by the house chairperson of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees, who shall represent domestic workers in the state;

(5) One appointed by the senate chairperson of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees, who shall represent employers that employ domestic workers in the state;

(6) The speaker of the House of Representatives, or the speaker's designee;

(7) The president pro tempore of the Senate, or the president pro tempore's designee;

(8) The majority leader of the House of Representatives, or the majority leader's designee;

(9) The majority leader of the Senate, or the majority leader's designee;

(10) The minority leader of the House of Representatives, or the minority leader's designee; and

(11) The minority leader of the Senate, or the minority leader's designee.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed or designated under subdivisions (4) to (11), inclusive, of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(g) Not later than October 1, 2015, the task force shall submit, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, a report on its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the Joint Committee on Legislative Management and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or October 1, 2015, whichever is later.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2014

New section

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In subsection (c), an incorrect subdivision reference was corrected for accuracy.

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Joint Favorable Subst.