Reprinted

January 25, 2006





SENATE BILL No. 117

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DIGEST OF SB 117 (Updated January 24, 2006 2:12 pm - DI 97)



Citations Affected: IC 22-5.

Synopsis: Employee tobacco use. Allows an employer to implement financial incentives related to employer provided health benefits to reduce employee tobacco use.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





Gard




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy.
    January 19, 2006, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    January 24, 2006, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

January 25, 2006

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 117



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning labor and safety.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 22-5-4-1; (06)SB0117.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 22-5-4-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), an employer may not:
        (1) require, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to refrain from using; or
        (2) discriminate against an employee with respect to:
            (A) the employee's compensation and benefits; or
            (B) terms and conditions of employment;
        based on the employee's use of;
tobacco products outside the course of the employee's or prospective employee's employment.
     (b) An employer may implement financial incentives:
        (1) intended to reduce tobacco use; and
        (2) related to employee health benefits provided by the employer.