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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 06:30 PM

Bill pre-empting local labor initiatives derailed in Senate panel

SANTA FE — A proposal to block New Mexico cities and counties from adopting certain kinds of local labor ordinances stalled {Monday} night in a Senate committee.

A motion to advance the legislation, Senate Bill 415, out of the Senate Judiciary Committee failed on a 4-5 vote, meaning it’s likely dead for the 60-day session that ends this weekend.

The vote came despite backers’ attempt to narrow the measure to apply only to local government ordinances regulating employee scheduling and leave. The bill as initially drafted would have also applied to benefits.

Business groups and other supporters argued that a proliferation of different local ordinances could make the state a “regulatory patchwork” of sorts.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/968399/bill-pre-empting-local-labor-initiatives-derailed-in-senate-panel.html

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