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2021 House Bill 1076: Allowing whistleblowers to bring actions on behalf of the state for violations of workplace protections
Introduced by Rep. Drew Hansen (Kitsap) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 10, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Greg Gilday (Camano) (R) on March 5, 2021
Excludes employees of motor, air, or rail carriers as persons that may bring a qui tam action as an aggrieved person or whistleblower.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley (Seattle) (D) on March 5, 2021
Modifies the null and void clause to require funding sufficient for the state and local governments to defend themselves against qui tam actions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2021
Modifies the null and void clause to instead make the bill null and void if funding is provided for the agencies, at the level requested in the governor's budget proposal, to enforce the laws laws that a qui tam action may enforce under the bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2021
Removes representative organizations and local or political subdivisions of a state as entities included in the definition of relator. Removes the provision authorizing an individual to designate those entities to bring a qui tam action on their behalf.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 5, 2021
Removes the Minimum Wage Act, the Wage Payment Act, and laws related to wage rebates as laws that may be enforced under a qui tam action.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Clark) (R) on March 5, 2021
Provides an employer right to cure an alleged violation, and that no qui tam action may be brought if the employer cures the violation.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 5, 2021
Adds laws relating to (1) employee rights to organize or refrain from organizing; and (2) employee authorization of union dues, to the laws that may be enforced by a qui tam action.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 5, 2021
Provides that a party, rather than a relator, that prevails in a qui tam action is entitled to attorneys' fees and costs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Vick (Camas) (R) on March 5, 2021
Limits the definitions of "aggrieved person" and "whistleblower" to persons employed by the employer subject to a qui tam action.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Vick (Camas) (R) on March 5, 2021
Prohibits a qui tam action if the allegations were publicly disclosed through specified means.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on March 5, 2021
Excludes employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement as persons that may bring a qui tam action as an aggrieved person or whistleblower. Excludes actions concerning those persons from being brought as qui tam actions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 5, 2021
Authorizes a "qui tam" action, where a relator pursues relief on behalf of an agency, for the enforcement of various employment laws. Establishes the distribution of any penalties or damages awarded pursuant to a qui tam action..
Received in the Senate on March 8, 2021
Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee on March 8, 2021
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 19, 2021

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