SB 21-087

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate May 24, 2021
  • Passed Senate May 20, 2021
  • Passed House Jun 07, 2021
  • Governor

Agricultural Workers' Rights

Abstract

The bill: Removes the exemption of agricultural employers and employees from the Colorado "Labor Peace Act" and authorizes agricultural employees to organize and join labor unions; engage in protected, concerted activity; and engage in collective bargaining; Removes the exemption of agricultural labor from state and local minimum wage laws; Requires the director of the division of labor standards and statistics to promulgate rules to establish the overtime pay of agricultural employees for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week or 12 hours in one day; Grants agricultural employees meal breaks and rest periods throughout each work period, consistent with protections for other employees; Requires agricultural employers to provide agricultural employees with access and transportation to key service providers; Authorizes agricultural employees to have visitors at employer-provided housing without interference from other persons; Requires agricultural employers to provide overwork and health protections to agricultural employees; Prohibits the use of the short-handled or long-handled hoe for agricultural labor except in specific circumstances; During a public health emergency, requires an agricultural employer to provide extra protections and increased safety precautions for agricultural employees; Creates the agricultural work advisory committee to study and analyze agricultural wages and working conditions; and Creates rights, remedies, and enforcement actions for aggrieved agricultural employees, whistleblowers, relators, and key service providers.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jun 08, 2021

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Jun 07, 2021

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 04, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Jun 03, 2021

House

House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

May 24, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

May 20, 2021

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 19, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

May 14, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 12, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 11, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 07, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Mar 17, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Business, Labor, & Technology

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

  • Introduction
Business, Labor, & Technology

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Rerevised (06/07/2021) PDF
Revised (06/04/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (05/20/2021) PDF
Engrossed (05/19/2021) PDF
Introduced (02/16/2021) PDF
PA3 (06/04/2021) PDF
PA4 (06/04/2021) PDF
PA2 (05/07/2021) PDF
PA1 (03/18/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (05/06/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (06/03/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note SA3 (06/04/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/09/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/26/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (04/14/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (05/26/2021) PDF

Sources

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