Current law provides whistleblower protections for workers who raise a reasonable concern about health or safety related to a public health emergency. The act expands the protection to all health and safety concerns regardless of whether there is a declared public health emergency.
To implement the act, the act appropriates:
- $417,629 to the department of labor and employment, of which $386,579 is for use by the division of labor standards and statistics and $31,050 is for the purchase of legal services;
- $228,499 to the department of personnel, of which $125,000 is for use by the division of human resources for liability claims and $103,499 is for the purchase of legal services; and
- $134,549 to the department of law, reappropriated from the department of labor and employment and the department of personnel.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)