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2013 House Bill 4964: Authorize automatic government employee 401(k) enrollments

Public Act 242 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on September 10, 2013, to allow the state, schools and local governments to automatically enroll eligible employees in 401(k) type retirement accounts, with a percentage of the individual’s pay deposited in the account. An employee could choose to opt-out of deductions and deposits.
    • Referred to the House Financial Liability Reform Committee on September 10, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 6, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 11, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 11, 2014.
  2. Passed 106 to 2 in the House on March 12, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 13, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on March 13, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 8, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 4, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 4, 2014.
  4. Passed 22 to 14 in the Senate on June 4, 2014, to allow the state, schools and local governments to automatically enroll eligible employees in 401(k) type retirement accounts, with a percentage of the individual’s pay deposited in the account. An employee could choose to opt-out of deductions and deposits.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 4, 2014.
  6. Passed 108 to 2 in the House on June 10, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014.

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