SB 1458 has been referenced to 3 committees in the Senate: Judiciary, Government Oversight and Accountability and Appropriations. In concise terms, this bill would significantly reduce the power of all government unions except law enforcement so in effect the focus is the Teachers Unions. In Summary, this bill: - Significantly increases employees ‘rights to be a member or not’. - Prohibits certain employee organizations from having dues and assessments automatically deducted from employee’s wages. - Increases the accountability requirements for unions and provides authority for the Public Relations Employment Commission to revoke an Employee Organization certification. The first referenced Senate Committee to hear the bill is Judiciary, chaired by Senator Burgess. He has not yet scheduled this bill to have a fair hearing and an up or down vote to advance through the process. Next week is the 3rd week of session so time to get the bill across the finish line is critical. Last year the Senate ran out the clock. Requested Action: Send this action alert petition urging Senator Burgess to schedule the bill NOW for a hearing, AND call his office at (850) 487-5020 with a simple message: “Schedule bill SB 1458 now to give it a fair hearing to advance through the process."