Senate Omnibus Bill to Protect Granite State Workers Sent to Sununu for his Action

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, HB 1494 was delivered to the Secretary of State. As amended, HB 1494 covers a variety of workers’ protections including health and safety standards and a state death benefit. It next goes to the governor’s desk where he will have five business days to sign, veto, or allow the bill to become law without his signature.

Senator Kevin Cavanaugh (D-Manchester) issued the following statement in response:

“From the first day of the coronavirus crisis, our state employees have stepped up for the safety and wellbeing of New Hampshire. They have taken our emergency calls and provided support, oftentimes at personal risk to themselves and their families. For many, they have done this despite the governor’s rejection of the contracts approved by the various state employee bargaining units. Their work has kept the state running and is deserving of more than words of thanks. It is time that we put long term benefits in place including health and safety standards, a state death benefit, clarified workers’ compensation, and support for our unions. I urge the Governor Sununu to stand with our state employees in a meaningful, long term way, and sign HB 1494.”

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