5077-S AMS CLEV MURR 115


SSB 5077 - S AMD 340

By Senators Cleveland, Nelson, Habib, Conway, Jayapal, McAuliffe, Kohl-Welles, Darneille, McCoy, Fraser

NOT ADOPTED 04/03/2015

    On page 279, after line 21 insert the following:


    "NEW SECTION. Sec. 963.  During the 2015-2017 fiscal biennium, state agencies, their officers, and agents expending funds from the appropriations in this act for contracts with persons must include a provision that the person is prohibited from paying its employees less compensation or providing less favorable employment opportunities based on gender unless there is a bona fide job-related basis.  For purposes of this section, person has the same meaning as RCW 82.04.030.  This section shall be liberally construed to effectuate its purposes.



    EFFECT:  Requires state agency contracts to include a clause requiring the contracting entity to provide equal pay to its workers.



--- END ---