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 Bill Status of HB5780  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Scientist Whistleblower Act. Defines terms. Provides that a licensing entity shall not take disciplinary action against an employee for reporting improper federal government activity or disclosing the results of or information about scientific or technical research to the public. Provides that an employer may not retaliate against an employee for disclosing information about an improper federal government activity. Provides that retaliation is a Class A misdemeanor. Provides the damages an employee may receive if an employer retaliates against the employee. Limits the concurrent exercise of home rule powers.

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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