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WARN Act Reform:

Pending Legislation:

  • California
    This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and Representatives.
  • California Assembly Bill, AB 1543
    Bill would require the Employment Development Department, upon receipt of the written notice of mass layoff or closing, to forward a copy of the notice to the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and to post the notice on state website.
  • Michigan House Bill, HB 4854
    Bill to enact a state version of the WARN Act.
  • Michigan
    This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and Representatives.
  • Minnesota Bill, H.F. No. 1266
    Bill would establish a state WARN Act.
  • Minnesota
    This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and Representatives.
  • New Jersey Assembly Bill, A2278
    Bill would require the Council on Affordable Housing to adjust a municipality's fair share obligation to reflect any permanent job loss within a municipality upon petition of the municipality. Related bill at A1264.
  • New Jersey
    This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and Representatives.
  • New Jersey Assembly Bill, A1914
    Bill would allow laid off workers to receive temporary suspension of payment of interest on mortgage loans.
  • New Jersey Assembly Bill, A1919
    Bill would empower state officials to obtain injunctive relief when advance notice is not provided.
  • New Jersey Senate Bill, S1548
    Bill would empower state officials to obtain injunctive relief when advance notice is not provided.
  • New Jersey Senate Bill, S397
    Bill would provide for free tuition to laid off workers.
  • North Carolina
    This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and Representatives.
  • North Carolina House Bill 528
    Bill would establish the Workforce Displacement Benefit Program to provide benefits to workers displaced by certain mass layoffs.
  • North Carolina Senate Bill 579
    Bill would establish the Workforce Displacement Benefit Program to provide benefits to workers displaced by certain mass layoffs.
  • Rhode Island
    This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and House Representatives.
  • Rhode Island House Bill, H 7195
    Bill to enact a state version of the WARN Act.
  • Rhode Island, SB 2758 Sub A
    Bill to enact a state version of the WARN Act.
  • Vermont House Bill, H.758
    Bill to enact a state version of the WARN Act.
  • Vermont
    This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and House Representatives.
  • Wisconsin Assembly Bill, AB 375
    Bill authorizes state economic development corporation to designate as a development opportunity zone an area in a county that experiences a mass layoff or business closing.
  • Wisconsin
    This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and Assembly members.
  • Wisconsin Senate Bill, SB 293
    Bill authorizes state economic development corporation to designate as a development opportunity zone an area in a county that experiences a mass layoff or business closing.

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