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Teachers' Rights Opt-in Organization Membership

Concerning teachers' rights related to membership in organizations related to their employment.
2020 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Current law states that a school district cannot require, by inference or otherwise, a teacher to become a member of a group or organization as part of their employment contract or agreement. The bill clarifies that a teacher has the right to opt in or opt out of membership in a group or organization at any time.

The state board of education is required to promulgate rules that require the department of education to notify in writing or electronically teachers, at least 2 times per year, of their rights relating to opting in or out of membership in a group or organization related to their employment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. L. Liston


Rep. T. Geitner, Rep. S. Sandridge


The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details