HB 1131 (Rep Mary Gonzalez) was voted out of House Committee on Economic Development! HB 1131 sets up a registry of employers with criminal convictions for wage theft or administrative bad faith penalties. The version that was passed by the committee would list an employer on the database for 3 years. It also provides for an employer to have the right to dispute inclusion on the list if they believe there was an error. The bill received 7 favorable votes with 2 members absent. It will now go to the Calendars committee where we hope it will be set for the House floor quickly.