Week Eleven North Dakota Legislative Assembly Update
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This week was a big week for human trafficking legislation and the hearing regarding the gag amendment placed in one of the most important bills regarding the issues. Next week the major focus for Monday will be the anti-discrimination bill 2279. Join us on Saturday morning where we’ll be joined ACLU representative Jen Cook to discuss the hearing on 2107 and the upcoming 2279 hearing. Click the link below to join at 9am Saturday morning.
We also had a wonderful hearing on 1463 (reasonable accommodations for pregnant women) this week in Senate Industry, Business, and Labor. A brave woman Lindzie McDonald shared her story of getting terminated because she needed a schedule adjustment during pregnancy and her employer would not accommodate her. In testimony she shared how she still has difficulty finding employment. The committee as a whole indicated support for the bill and we have a strong chance of its passage. But the best part of the whole experience was that someone approached Lindzie afterwards of employment possibilities. It was a wonderful experience for all.
We also had a hearing on 1294, employer non-retaliation for discussing wages. This bill did get a bit more push back, so please contact members of the Senate Industry, Business, and Labor to urge a DO PASS recommendation for the bill.
Other hearings of interest this week: