HB 2638 Wages; employer who fails or refuses to pay wages is guilty of embezzlement.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Failure or refusal to pay wages; penalty.  Provides that an employer who fraudulently fails or refuses to pay wages is guilty of a Class 6 felony if the amount of wages is $10,000 or more or if it is a second or subsequent conviction.  Under current law the refusal to pay wages is a Class 1 misdemeanor regardless of the amount. The bill also provides the determination as to the "value of the wages earned" shall be made by combining all wages the employer failed or refused to pay.

Full text:
01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 058955300  pdf | impact statements
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 055499300-H1  pdf | impact statements
02/24/05  Senate: Floor substitute printed 053869820-S1 (Stolle)  pdf | impact statement
02/26/05  House: Conference substitute printed 050625300-H2  pdf
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2638ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/31/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0595)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 058955300
01/12/05  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/05  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (15-Y 4-N)
01/31/05  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/05  House: Assigned to App. sub-committee: Public Safety
02/03/05  House: Reported from Appropriations with sub (20-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 055499300-H1
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time
02/07/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 055499300-H1
02/07/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2638H1
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House (74-Y 23-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 23-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/05  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/21/05  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N)
02/22/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: Read third time
02/23/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/24/05  Senate: Read third time
02/24/05  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/24/05  Senate: Amendments by Sen. Stolle withdrawn
02/24/05  Senate: Floor substitute printed 053869820-S1 (Stolle)
02/24/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/24/05  Senate: Substitute by Sen. Stolle agreed to 053869820-S1
02/24/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2638S1
02/24/05  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (36-Y 2-N)
02/24/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (36-Y 2-N)
02/24/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/24/05  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (10-Y 83-N)
02/24/05  House: VOTE: REJECTED (10-Y 83-N)
02/24/05  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/24/05  House: House acceded to request
02/24/05  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/05  House: Delegates: Ebbin, Griffith, Athey
02/24/05  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/05  Senate: Senators: Stolle, Williams, Saslaw
02/26/05  House: Conference substitute printed 050625300-H2
02/26/05  House: Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 4-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 4-N)
02/26/05  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N)
02/26/05  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (38-Y 2-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2638ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/22/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 595 (effective 7/1/05)
03/31/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0595)