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Bill Amending CHRO Procedures Is “Mostly” Dead

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Highlight, Legislative Developments

If you read the headlines this morning, you may have seen that nearly four dozen bills died at the Judiciary Committee yesterday afternoon.  Indeed, no bills made it out at the deadline.

The unusual occurrence seemed related to an e-mail allegedly written by one representative. The Hartford Courant has the details on that.

For employers, the most important development related to the meeting was the failure to take action on Senate Bill 1111. That bill, which I covered in a prior post, would have made significant changes to the CHRO process and procedures.

Of course, this being the General Assembly, it’s only MOSTLY dead. What do I mean?

Let me turn to that great legal “authority”, Miracle Max from The Princess Bride: “Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there’s usually only one thing you can do? Go through his clothes and look for loose change.”

(And yes, this is the second Princess Bride reference I’ve made in a year. It’s a great quotable movie.)

Indeed, while the bill died in committee, it can still be revived as an amendment to another bill.  So, mostly dead in this case is still “slightly alive”.

Is it likely? Probably not. But in any event, employers should still keep an eye out for this one.