(1) No employer or labor organization may increase the salary of an officer or employee,
or compensate an officer, employee, or other person or entity, with the intention
that the increase in salary, or the compensation, or a part of it, be contributed
or spent to support or oppose a candidate, state official against whom recall charges
have been filed, political party, or political committee.
(2) No employer or labor organization may discriminate against an officer or employee
in the terms or conditions of employment for (a) the failure to contribute to, (b)
the failure in any way to support or oppose, or (c) in any way supporting or opposing
a candidate, ballot proposition, political party, or political committee. At least annually, an employee from whom wages or salary are withheld under subsection
(3) of this section shall be notified of the provisions of this subsection.
(3) No employer or other person or entity responsible for the disbursement of funds
in payment of wages or salaries may withhold or divert a portion of an employee's
wages or salaries for contributions to political committees or for use as political
contributions except upon the written request of the employee. The request must be made on a form prescribed by the commission informing the employee
of the prohibition against employer and labor organization discrimination described
in subsection (2) of this section. The employee may revoke the request at any time. At least annually, the employee shall be notified about the right to revoke the
(4) Each person or entity who withholds contributions under subsection (3) of this
section shall maintain open for public inspection for a period of no less than three
years, during normal business hours, documents and books of accounts that shall include
a copy of each employee's request, the amounts and dates funds were actually withheld,
and the amounts and dates funds were transferred to a political committee. Copies of such information shall be delivered to the commission upon request.
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