SB 22-230

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate May 02, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 02, 2022
  • Passed House May 11, 2022
  • Signed by Governor May 27, 2022

Collective Bargaining For Counties

Abstract

Beginning January 1, 2023, the bill grants the public employees of a county the right to: Organize, form, join, or assist an employee organization or refrain from doing so; Engage in collective bargaining; Engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection; Communicate with other county employees and with employee organization representatives and receive and distribute literature regarding employee organization issues; and Have an exclusive representative at formal discussions concerning a grievance, a personnel policy or practice, or any other condition of employment. The bill clarifies that county employees may participate fully in the political process. Additionally, the bill: Grants the exclusive representative of county employees the right to access public employees at work, through electronic communication, and through other means, including employee orientations; Requires counties to honor county employee authorizations for payroll deductions for the exclusive representative; Clarifies that specific rights of county employers are not impaired unless otherwise agreed to in a collective bargaining agreement; Clarifies that nothing in a collective bargaining agreement restricts or usurps the existing authority granted to county commissioners; Requires the director of the division of labor standards and statistics in the department of labor and employment (director) to enforce, interpret, apply, and administer the provisions of the bill, and, in doing so, to hold hearings and impose administrative remedies; Authorizes the director or any party of interest to request a district court to enforce orders made pursuant to the bill; Sets forth the process by which an employee organization is certified and decertified as the exclusive representative of county employees; Sets forth the process by which an appropriate bargaining unit is determined; and Requires the county and the exclusive representative to collectively bargain in good faith. The bill states that the collective bargaining agreement is an agreement negotiated between an exclusive representative and a county with the approval of the board of county commissioners of the county that must: Be for a term of at least 12 months and not more than 60 months; and Provide a grievance procedure that culminates in final and binding arbitration. The bill prohibits a collective bargaining agreement from: Delaying the prompt interviewing of county employees under investigation; Permitting a public employee to use paid time for a suspension from employment; Permitting the expungement of disciplinary records under certain circumstances; and Imposing limits on the period of time for which a county employee may be disciplined for incidents of violence. The bill describes the dispute resolution process that the exclusive representative and a county must follow if an impasse arises during the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement. The bill sets forth the actions taken during the collective bargaining process by a county or an exclusive representative that are unfair labor practices. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


Actions


May 27, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 18, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 11, 2022

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

May 09, 2022

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 06, 2022

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

May 05, 2022

House

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

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

May 02, 2022

House

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

  • Introduction
State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 29, 2022

Senate

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

Senate

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

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

Apr 27, 2022

Senate

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

  • Referral-Committee
Business, Labor, & Technology Appropriations

Apr 25, 2022

Senate

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

  • Introduction
Business, Labor, & Technology

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (05/27/2022) PDF
Final Act (05/18/2022) PDF
Rerevised (05/11/2022) PDF
Revised (05/06/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (05/02/2022) PDF
Engrossed (04/29/2022) PDF
Introduced (04/25/2022) PDF
PA3 (05/06/2022) PDF
PA2 (05/05/2022) PDF
PA1 (04/29/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/28/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/06/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/26/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (05/04/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (05/10/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (07/11/2022) PDF

Sources

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