Monday, 20 May 2019 19:54

Bernalillo County Commissioners Introduce New Sick Leave Bill, Revive Plastic Ban Debate

County Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins and Vice Chair Debbie O’Malley introduced a new business-related bill this week that would require employers to grant sick leave to all employees, including part-timers and seasonal employees – at least 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.

County Commission Chair Stebbins also introduced legislation last week that would give the defeated Albuquerque single use plastic ban a second chance in the unincorporated areas of the county. There are about 500 restaurants that fall into the unincorporated area where this bill would be in effect, but the burden to business owners remains the same. Read more HERE

NMBC was present at the county commission meeting to represent the interests of the business community and join others in urging commissioners not to rush the vote until everyone’s concerns could be addressed. The board is scheduled to vote on the new sick leave bill on June 25. Read more HERE