LD 110 LR 670(02)
An Act To Limit Political Contributions by Public Employee Labor Unions
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - General Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This legislation prohibits public employee labor unions from using funds in the form of membership dues to pay for political communications unless those funds have been contributed to a political action committee.    The Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices has indicated that it is likely this legislation could be challenged legally.  If that happens, and if the court finds for the plaintiff, the Commission could be required to pay the plaintiff's attorneys fees and court costs.