Two measures that would expand the state’s whistleblower law cleared the House Labor Relations Committee. House Bill 104 provides protection for employees of the General Assembly who report monetary waste or a violation of local, state or federal law. House Bill 105 extends those same protections to employees of nonprofits and private sector companies who report misuse of public monies obtained by their employer for services or work.

Present law protects only employees of public bodies from reporting instances of financial and legal improprieties, according to a statement issued by the House Republican Caucus.