Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dem Strike Ban Bill Gets Past Senate Committee

A Democratic bill that would forbid state workers from going on strike was approved by a Senate committee Wednesday.

HB 1189 was sent to the full Senate on a 4-1 vote of the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.

The bill does not make the act of going on strike a felony, as Republicans would prefer. Instead, it makes it a misdemeanor.

Sen. Abel Tapia, D-Pueblo, was the sole member of the committee to vote against the bill.

Rep. Jim Riesberg, D-Fort Collins, and Sen. Dan Gibbs, D-Silverthorne, are the sponsors of the bill.