SB 323 – Unauthorized Worker Exclusion Bill (2011-2012)
Link to Bill:http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_323
This bill prohibits undocumented workers from accessing workers’ compensation benefits and further protects employers from liability in the harm, injury, or death of an undocumented employee.
Primary Sponsors:Sen. Seitz (R)
Secondary Sponsors:Sen. Balderson (R), Sen. Jordan (R), Sen. Schaffer (R)
Committee:Insurance / Commerce / Labor (S)
LSC Legislation Status:http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/sen129.nsf/Senate+Bill+Number/0323?OpenDocument
Our take on this bill:
The ACLU of Ohio opposes efforts to erode legal protections and rights, including those of undocumented workers. SB 323 severely limits the ability of workers to seek justice based on immigration status, and makes the law protect people unequally.
Testimony on 11/27/2012