Amy Handlin

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Amy H. Handlin is a Republican member of the New Jersey state Assembly and serves as the Deputy Republican Leader. She sits on the Health and Senior Services and Law and Public Safety Committees.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

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Introduction of ALEC Model "Right to Work Act"

Handlin, along with Declan O'Scanlon, co-introduced A. 4223 on July 29, 2011. This legislation establishes the 'New Jersey Right to Work Act' and prohibits payroll deductions of union dues wages and salaries of public employees. Specifically, this legislation states: "no person in the employ of any employer shall be required as a condition of employment or continuation of employment to: become or remain a member of a labor organization; pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges of any kind or amount to a labor organization."[2]

ALEC's Public Employer Payroll Deduction Policy Act also prohibits the payroll deduction of membership dues by public employers and thus mirrors A. 4223. Specifically, ALEC's model legislation states: "no dues, fees, assessments or any other automatic payroll deductions by public employers from public employee payroll compensation shall be allowed for transmission to any public employee organization."[3]


  1. "Assemblywoman Amy H. Handlin (R)." New Jersey State Legislature. NJLeg.State.NJ.US. Accessed July 26, 2011.
  2. "Assembly No. 4223." New Jersey State Legislature. NJLeg.State.NJ.US. Accessed July 26, 2011.
  3. Public_Employer_Payroll_Deduction_Policy_Act_Exposed.pdf "Public Employer Payroll Deduction Policy Act Exposed." ALEC Exposed. Center for Media and Democracy. Accessed July 26, 2011.