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HB 20-1186: Teachers' Rights Opt-in Organization Membership

Bill Summary:

Current law states that a school district cannot require, by inference or otherwise, a teacher to become a member of a group or organization as part of their employment contract or agreement. The bill clarifies that a teacher has the right to opt in or opt out of membership in a group or organization at any time. The state board of education is required to promulgate rules that require the department of education to notify in writing or electronically teachers, at least 2 times per year, of their rights relating to opting in or out of membership in a group or organization related to their employment.

CEA Position Rationale: The state should not dictate to any organization how to interact with membership. Further this is "Right to work" by another name and an attempt to silence the voice of educators but NOT private organizations.
Legislative Priorities: Prioritize Working Families and Union Values, Attract and Retain High Quality Educators and Improve Educator Workload
Tier: 2

CEA Opposed

House Status: Fail
Final Status: Postpone Indefinitely

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Pro-Education VoteAnti-Education VoteNo vote taken

House Votes:

Duran, MonicaDemocratDistrict 24Pro-Education Vote
Humphrey, StephenRepublicanDistrict 48Anti-Education Vote
Jaquez Lewis, SonyaDemocratDistrict 12Pro-Education Vote
Kennedy, ChrisDemocratDistrict 23Pro-Education Vote
Lontine, SusanDemocratDistrict 1Pro-Education Vote
Rich, JaniceRepublicanDistrict 55Anti-Education Vote
Sirota, EmilyDemocratDistrict 9Pro-Education Vote
Williams, DaveRepublicanDistrict 15Anti-Education Vote
Woodrow, StevenDemocratDistrict 15Pro-Education Vote