Advancing HR: Public Policy in Your State March 31, 2004 Presented by David Namura Manager, State Affairs Society for Huma...
<ul><li>“ Business to Washington:  Save Us From the States” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Governing Magazine , June 2001 </li></ul>...
State Legislatures – Busy Places 100,000 –  State bills introduced in 2003 15,000 – Labor and employment bills estimated i...
<ul><li>10.  In Alabama and Georgia, it is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in one’s back pocket; </li></ul><ul><li>In C...
Bellwether States California New Mexico Hawaii Massachusetts Illinois Maine
Bellwether States <ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nation’s First Paid Leave Mandate (2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Bellwether States <ul><li>Illinois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Worth (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maine </li></ul><u...
The Climate <ul><ul><li>The Economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Elections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post 9-11 / New Gl...
Economy BOTTOM LINE: STATES FOCUSING ON FINANCIALS $25.7 billion $2.5 billion Cumulative mid-year gap 30 14 . . . Revenues...
State Politics
Post 9-11/New Global Environment <ul><li>Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Response Planning </li></ul></u...
Legislative Trends <ul><li>Leave Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Wage and Hour </li></ul><ul><...
Leave Legislation <ul><li>Paid Leave Now Law! </li></ul><ul><li>New Leave Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2002:  70 Leg...
<ul><li>Legislative Mandates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11 New Mandates in 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 New Mandates in 2...
<ul><li>States beginning to react </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation prohibiting new mandates: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Wage and Hour <ul><li>Minimum Wage </li></ul><ul><li>Living Wage </li></ul><ul><li>Compensatory Time </li></ul><ul><li>Com...
Civil Rights in the Workplace <ul><li>Discrimination Trends in Legislation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender Identity/Sexual Or...
New Areas of Discrimination Legislation <ul><li>Religious Observance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New York and Wisconsin  </li></...
Resources <ul><li>State Affairs Web Page </li></ul><ul><li>www.shrm.org/government/states </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pending Le...
Top 10 Dumb Laws contd. <ul><li>5. In Pennsylvania, a motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull wel...
Best Practices <ul><li>The State Affairs Program compiled a list of best practices submitted by State Legislative Director...
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  • Thank you Introduction: Role as Manager – Past experiences how they relate Outline of presentation Why it’s important to watch state legislation What to watch out for What you can do I always tell people that if they’re not careful, they’ll be living under CA’s laws without the benefit of the weather and beaches. The importance of watching state houses stems from two causes:
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    1. 1. Advancing HR: Public Policy in Your State March 31, 2004 Presented by David Namura Manager, State Affairs Society for Human Resource Management
    2. 2. <ul><li>“ Business to Washington: Save Us From the States” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Governing Magazine , June 2001 </li></ul>“ Governmental Role Reversal: States Shouldering More Federal Burdens” -- Colorado Springs Gazette , 1999 “ State Legislatures: Taking on America’s Issues” --State Legislatures, 1998 “ New Test Labs of Social Law: States” -- Washington Post, August 2000 “ All Politics is Local”
    3. 3. State Legislatures – Busy Places 100,000 – State bills introduced in 2003 15,000 – Labor and employment bills estimated in 2001 7382 – State legislators 835 – Bills tracked by State Affairs 168 – Bills enacted in 2003 99 – State Legislative Chambers
    4. 4. <ul><li>10. In Alabama and Georgia, it is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in one’s back pocket; </li></ul><ul><li>In Connecticut, lawmakers determined that a pickle is officially a pickle only if it bounces; </li></ul><ul><li>8. Arkansas has designated the Dutch Oven as the State’s historic Cooking Vessel; </li></ul><ul><li>7. In Louisiana, stealing an alligator is punishable by up to 10 years in prison; </li></ul><ul><li>In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk ; </li></ul>Top 10 Dumb Laws
    5. 5. Bellwether States California New Mexico Hawaii Massachusetts Illinois Maine
    6. 6. Bellwether States <ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nation’s First Paid Leave Mandate (2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay or Play Health Care System (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandating Health Care Coverage for Domestic Partners (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hawaii </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded Sick Leave Usage (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid Leave for School Conferences (2003) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Bellwether States <ul><li>Illinois </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparable Worth (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dirigo Health Act (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legalization of Gay Marriages (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Mexico </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal Pay Task Force (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Civil Rights (2003) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. The Climate <ul><ul><li>The Economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Elections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post 9-11 / New Global Environment </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Economy BOTTOM LINE: STATES FOCUSING ON FINANCIALS $25.7 billion $2.5 billion Cumulative mid-year gap 30 14 . . . Revenues below forecast 6 23 . . . Revenues above forecast 37 23 . . . Budget overruns 15 5 . . . Gaps above 5% 36 18 . . . Budget gaps Feb. FY ‘03 Feb. FY ’04 Number of States with . . .
    10. 10. State Politics
    11. 11. Post 9-11/New Global Environment <ul><li>Homeland Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Response Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patriot Act Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post 9-11 Fallout </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Health </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Legislative Trends <ul><li>Leave Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Wage and Hour </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination </li></ul>
    13. 13. Leave Legislation <ul><li>Paid Leave Now Law! </li></ul><ul><li>New Leave Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2002: 70 Legislative Proposals in 27 States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2003: 73 Legislative Proposals in 27 States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nine States Considering Version of CA’s Model </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2004 States to Watch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hawaii, New Jersey, Oklahoma </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Legislative Mandates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11 New Mandates in 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 New Mandates in 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infertility treatment, cancer clinical trials, coverage for hearing aids, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Mandatory Contraceptive Coverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 1998, 21 states enacted equity laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 states introduced bills in 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois Enacted </li></ul></ul></ul>Health Care
    15. 15. <ul><li>States beginning to react </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation prohibiting new mandates: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CA, LA, SC, VA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Health Care Reform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Malpractice/ Tort Reform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Universal Health Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>California, Maine </li></ul></ul>Health Care contd.
    16. 16. Wage and Hour <ul><li>Minimum Wage </li></ul><ul><li>Living Wage </li></ul><ul><li>Compensatory Time </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable Worth/Equal Pay </li></ul>
    17. 17. Civil Rights in the Workplace <ul><li>Discrimination Trends in Legislation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Through 2003: 14 states have enacted legislation including NM in 2003 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CA created a state wide domestic registry and MA will allow gay marriages starting May, 2004. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation enacted in 33 states </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Currently legislation pending in New York and Rhode Island. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. New Areas of Discrimination Legislation <ul><li>Religious Observance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New York and Wisconsin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Military Leave </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation introduced in CT, LA, PA, WA, and WI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York enacted legislation in 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Domestic Violence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 states introduced legislation in 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation enacted in Illinois </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Resources <ul><li>State Affairs Web Page </li></ul><ul><li>www.shrm.org/government/states </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pending Legislation web page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enacted Legislation web page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Around the Country </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Washington D.C. and State Insider </li></ul>
    20. 20. Top 10 Dumb Laws contd. <ul><li>5. In Pennsylvania, a motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes; </li></ul><ul><li>4. Utah declared Jello as the state’s official snack food; </li></ul><ul><li>In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle; </li></ul><ul><li>In Oklahoma, whaling is illegal ; </li></ul><ul><li>1. The Arkansas River can rise no higher than the Main Street bridge in Little Rock. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Best Practices <ul><li>The State Affairs Program compiled a list of best practices submitted by State Legislative Directors and notes from the Legislative Leaders Meeting held during the 2004 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click Here or visit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.shrm.org/government/states/bestpractices.asp </li></ul>
    22. 22. ANY QUESTIONS ?
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