Equality State Policy Center director Dan Neal posted this blog on Friday explaining that his group is closely tracking Senate File 3, a measure that would bring Wyoming law into compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. FEC. Another bill that has come before the Legislature several times and failed is back; the co-employee immunity measure that would protect supervisors guilty of wanton and willful actions that result in employees getting injured on the job.
Our first significant hearing was Thursday morning when the Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee considered Senate File 3 Campaign finance – organizations.
The measure will bring state law into compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. FEC. The decision opened the door to allow corporations to tap their treasuries for independent expenditure campaigns deployed to attack or support individual candidates. We’re pressing for amendments SF3 to improve disclosure requirements.
Business brings annual attack on co-employee immunity laws
On Friday, Jan. 14, the Senate Labor Committee heard final testimony on Senate File 61 – Co-employee immunity. The measure blocks liability lawsuits when people are injured at work due to wanton, willful actions of a fellow worker or supervisor. Under current law, if a supervisor orders a worker into an area known to be unsafe and in violation of safety rules and the worker gets hurt, he or she can sue the co-employee.