Expand the Definition of "Essential Worker" To Include Retail and Food Service Workers

Last updated: Apr 25, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Sean Paulhus, House 52
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 182



UPDATE: The Committee voted the bill Unanimously Ought Not to Pass. 


Representative Paulhus of Bath submits a concept draft that proposes to expand the definition of "essential worker" during a pandemic or other emergency to include retail and food service workers. He has a related bill (not printed yet as of 1/24/2021) to clarify the rights of these groups to unionize.